Getting around Macedon and Mt Macedon during autumn
There are transport and parking restrictions in place from 9am-5pm on weekends and public holidays in autumn.
Please familiarise yourself with the information below prior to travel and if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Visitor Information Centres on 1800 244 711.
Planning a visit on weekends or public holidays between Saturday 1 April and Sunday 30 April?
Visitor car parking will be available a short walk from Macedon’s Honour Avenue (off Mount Macedon Road), on land to the rear of the Church of the Resurrection. Please follow advice from traffic controllers and volunteer guides that will be onsite to assist.
A $5 donation for parking (cash payments only) will be collected by members of the Anglican Parish of Gisborne and the proceeds used to support local charitable and community programs in the Macedon Ranges. Please note parking is at owners’ risk.
Accessibility parking is available at Centennial Park, providing your car displays the appropriate sticker. In this instance, please ask the Traffic Controllers to allow you access into this car park (entrance located where the mobile Visitor Information Centre booth is located).
Alternatively, Tony Clarke Reserve is available for parking throughout the Autumn Festival, accessed via Turritable Road.
Coach parking is available in Tony Clarke Recreation Reserve.
A ticketed hop-on-hop-off shuttle service will run on weekends and public holidays, from Saturday 1 April to Sunday 30 April.
The shuttle service will depart from Macedon’s Centennial Park, stopping at Forest Glade, Viewfield, Duneira Estate and the township of Mount Macedon. Cost for a shuttle pass is $5 per person, children under 2 years ride for free. Payment by card preferred. First departure from Centennial Park is 9.30am and last departure 2.30pm. Final return to Centennial Park from Forest Glade Gardens is 4.30pm.
Honour Avenue road closure
Honour Avenue will be closed to visitor vehicle traffic between Mount Macedon Road and Waterfalls Road from 9am-5pm on weekends and public holidays from Saturday 1 April to Sunday 30 April. Large road traffic signs will direct you to alternative routes to access nearby parking areas.
Avoid a parking fine
A no stopping zone will be enforced along Honour Ave, Waterfalls Road, Manorina Way and Sangsters Road every day between Saturday 26 March to Sunday 1 May.
This means you cannot stop your vehicle at all on Honour Avenue, Waterfalls Road, Manorina Way or Sangsters Road during these dates. Parking inspectors will be issuing large fines, so don’t take the risk!
Visitor information and amenities
A pop up Visitor Information Centre booth will be set up on weekends and public holidays from Saturday 1 April – Sunday 30 April in Centennial Park, adjacent to Macedon’s Honour Avenue.
Public toilets are available at Centennial Park and in Mount Macedon village. An accessibility toilet is also available in this location.
A coffee van will be available on weekends and public holidays between Saturday 1 April and Tuesday 25 April.
Where can I get something to eat or drink in Macedon village?
Mr. Macedon cafe is a popular spot for brunch and lunch. Macedon Lounge is also popular with the locals for brunch, lunch and sweets.
For takeaways, pay a visit to The Macedon Chippy or The Lazy Baker for a traditional country pie (one of many on the Autumn Pie & Tart Trail). The local IGA also is a great option for creating a spontaneous picnic.
Where can I get something to eat or drink in Mount Macedon village?
Mount Macedon Hotel and Mt Macedon Trading Post Cafe are the only places to eat in Mount Macedon village and may be booked out on weekends, so plan ahead.
Top of the Range Tea Rooms is situated on the summit of Mt Macedon, further past Mount Macedon village, and serves meals and Devonshire teas. This cafe is only accessible by car (limited parking available).
Tasting plates are available at Mount Towrong Vineyard (open on weekends only).
Mount Macedon Winery has a cellar door and restaurant open Thursday to Sunday, while also offering pre-ordered picnic boxes that you can enjoy on the grounds of the winery.
Table bookings are essential for both wineries.
Mount Macedon Winery is only accessible by car and offers parking. Mount Towrong Vineyard is walkable from Mount Macedon village but best reached by car. This winery also offers parking for booked guests.
Places to eat in neighbouring villages
If Macedon or Mount Macedon restaurants and cafes are booked out, plan your lunch or refreshment in one of the many places to eat in nearby Woodend and Kyneton.
The village of Woodend is only ten minutes’ drive from Macedon and offers a wide range of pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Kyneton is only 15 minutes’ from Macedon and you’ll find many options along Piper Street, Mollison Street and High Street.
See business listings for where to eat and drink in the Macedon Ranges