About the region

Macedon Ranges Destinations

Macedon Ranges Destinations

Situated a hop, skip and jump from Melbourne, destinations in the Macedon Ranges are made up of charismatic villages; from small and sleepy to vibrant and ‘country-cosmopolitan’. Linking these historic villages and hamlets are stunning rural landscapes, eucalyptus and pine forests. Can you feel a road trip coming on?

The region is also home to the famous ‘Hanging Rock‘, a sacred aboriginal site made famous by the book ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ by Joan Lindsay (later adapted into a film by Peter Weir). Hanging Rock is popular destination in the Macedon Ranges for hiking, picnics and events. In fact, Elton John is playing there in January 2020!

The Macedon Ranges is a place where you can:

There’s always something going on in the Macedon Ranges. You can easily plan multiple visits with an action packed, year round calendar of festivals, events and happenings that reflect our region’s quirky, edgy personality.

Best time to visit Macedon Ranges

Each experience in our region is remade four times a year by the changing seasons.

Discover old favourites with fresh eyes amid an explosion of autumn and spring colours, cool, shady summers, or snow-dusted, snug-by-the-fire winters.

Where is the Macedon Ranges

The Macedon Ranges is within close proximity to Melbourne and Bendigo. It’s less than an hour by car to reach the Macedon Ranges. You can also travel here by the comfortable V-Line regional train.

Its location means you spend less time travelling here, and more time enjoying yourself.

There’s a range of accommodation to choose from, whether you are looking for self-contained homes, luxury getaways or family-friendly farmstays.

Get inspired. Watch our video about why the Macedon Ranges should be on your ‘must do’ list.

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