Travel Advice for the Macedon Ranges

Commonly asked questions

Last updated: 8 November 2021

Frequently asked questions

As health and travel advice is changing on a frequent basis, please refer to the Department of Health and Human Services website for the most current information.

Here is the most up-to-date advice regarding restrictions

Is Hanging Rock open?

Hanging Rock Reserve is open and operating in line with current COVID-19 government health guidelines (with exception to The Discovery Centre which remains temporarily closed). All visitors will be required to check-in. We recommend having alternative plans if you arrive and find the reserve has reached capacity. Further below are other ideas for what you can do in the region if you are unable to enter the reserve.

If you’re planning on visiting Hanging Rock Cafe, we highly recommend calling in advance to reserve a table, particularly on weekends.

Please refer back to this page for updates or contact our Visitor Information Centres between Thursday to Monday on 1800 244 711 for more information.

Find out more about visiting Hanging Rock including opening hours and admission fees.

Is Macedon Regional Park open?

The majority of Macedon Regional Park has reopened since the June 10 storm. The following tracks still remain closed:

  • Walking track – section between Bawden Road and the Memorial Cross Reserve
  • Hoods Track and Francis Track – for walkers and vehicles
  • Link 1 Track and Link 2 Track – for walkers and vehicles

Please make sure to visit the Parks Victoria website for current updates.

What can I do in the Macedon Ranges over spring?

Get outdoors: If you want to get outdoors, there are some beautiful walks you can go on in our villages, in addition to Hanging Rock Reserve.

Enjoy a wander along creeks and rivers. Kyneton’s Campaspe River Walk, Malsmbury Botanic Gardens, Jacksons Creek Reserve in Gisborne and Five Mile Creek in Woodend are all great options.

For a good hike in bushland make sure to check out Black Hill Reserve or Conglomerate Gully Reserve.

Visit our Short Walks page for gentle walks (or bike rides) to enjoy

Kid playing at Kyneton Community Park

Visit a cellar door: Go wine tasting at one of our many dog-friendly cellar doors. Here’s a few itinerary ideas to help plan your day.

The Pinot Trail

Laneways of Lancefield

Spring Sparkling Wine Lovers Trail

Discover our villages: Shop, dine and explore our historic villages and discover new places.

Learn more about what to do in our villages

Get arty: Visit our many wonderful art galleries and antique shops.

Download art galleries and antique shop brochures or see our Art, Craft & Vintage Explorer day itinerary.

See what’s on: Book a workshop or event or visit a weekend farmers market.

What’s on in the Macedon Ranges

Horse around: Book a horse riding experience with Silver Brumby Trails.

Find out more about Silver Brumby Trails

Entertain the kids: Take the kids to our wonderful nature playgrounds.

See Kyneton Community Park

See Woodend Children’s Park

See Gisborne Adventure Playground

See Romsey Ecotherapy Park

Are your Visitor Information Centres open?

The Visitor Information Centre in Woodend is open Thursday to Monday 10am – 4pm. The Kyneton Visitor Information Centre is open Friday to Sunday 10am – 4pm.

You can also email our Tourism Officers at vic@mrsc.vic.gov.au (weekdays) if you have any questions.

Plan for the future

Get inspired for future travel ideas via our @MacedonRangesNaturallyCool Facebook page and @VisitMacedonRanges Instagram page.

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