Rise early and head to the mountains. After only an hour’s drive from Melbourne, you’ll arrive in the picturesque mountain village of Mount Macedon. Kick start the morning with a strong coffee and house-made treat at the town’s hub – the Trading Post Cafe. This is the perfect pit stop to stock up on gourmet picnic supplies to graze on throughout the day.
From here it’s time to explore the cool forests of Macedon Regional Park, which offers a range of trails to suit all abilities and energy levels.
The pine-scented air becomes cool and crisp as you wind your way further up the mountain to Sanatorium Lake, where you can experience the ‘Murmuring Walk’.
You’ll need to turn off at Lions Head Road and make your way to the trailhead to begin the experience. Tip: Make sure to download the Murmuring Walk soundtrack prior to departing Mount Macedon.
As you start the walk, put on your headphones and be led by a sublime multi-layered vocal and poetic soundtrack. This blissful audio-guided walk reflects the environment, birdlife and natural rhythms of the lake, which is on Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung land.
If you brought picnic supplies, enjoy lunch at Days Picnic Ground, otherwise, take a short drive down the other side of the mount to Hanging Rock Reserve for lunch at the Hanging Rock Café followed by a walk up, or around, ‘The Rock’.