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Travel Advice for the Macedon Ranges

Commonly asked questions

Last updated: 20 September 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 has reopened to Regional Victorians and is operating in line with current COVID-19 operation guidelines, including a cap on visitor numbers. 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.

Hanging Rock Cafe is open, so make sure to drop by for a hot chocolate by the fire (open Thursday to Monday). We recommend booking on weekends to ensure you can get a table.

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?

Macedon Regional Park is gradually reopening since the June 10 storm.

The following sites and roads are now open:

  • Cameron Drive
  • Harbison Picnic Ground
  • Camerons Picnic Ground
  • McGregors Picnic Ground
  • Camels Hump
  • Walking tracks in the Old Scout Camp area
  • Top of the Range Tearooms

Mt Macedon Memorial Cross Reserve, Days Picnic Ground, Sanatorium Lake and Picnic Ground, walking track from Bawden Road to Mt Macedon Memorial Cross Reserve, and all other roads and tracks remain closed until further notice.

Closure signs have been installed at the entrance to walking tracks in addition to two visual messaging boards outlining park closures.

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: Rug up and book a vintage horse-drawn carriage ride along the old Cob & Co Stagecoach route. Or book a horse riding experience with Silver Brumby Trails.

Find out more about Yesteryear Today Horse Carriage Rides

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

Gisborne Adventure Playground

Romsey Ecotherapy Park

Kid playing at Kyneton Community 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 (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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