About the Region

Discover historic and charismatic villages

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 s popular destination in the Macedon Ranges for hiking, picnics, events and concerts.


Hanging Rock

Things to see and do in the Macedon Ranges

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Family picnic at an open garden on Mount Macedon

Events in the Macedon Ranges

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.

From open art studios, daffodil festivals and garden fairs to baroque music and literature events, mountain biking races and farmers’ markets – you’re bound to find an event that takes your fancy.

See what’s on in the Macedon Ranges.

Kyneton Farmers Market

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.

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Beautiful ivy covered church in Mount Macedon during autumn

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 from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station or Bendigo. The train stops in Riddells Creek, Gisborne, Woodend, Macedon, Kyneton and Malmsbury villages.

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

Where to stay in the Macedon Ranges

There’s a range of accommodation to choose from in the region, whether you’re looking for self-contained homes, luxury getaways or family-friendly farm stays.

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