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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover our villages: Shop, dine and explore our historic villages and discover new places.
Get arty: Visit our many wonderful art galleries and antique shops.
See what’s on: Book a workshop or event or visit a weekend farmers market.
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.
Entertain the kids: Take the kids to our wonderful nature playgrounds.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (weekdays) if you have any questions.