The Macedon Ranges is a perfect starting point to explore the Central Highlands and Spa Country of Victoria.
The regions surrounding the Macedon Ranges are full of award-winning restaurants, cafes, wineries and fresh produce. You will find boutique producers of fine giftware and craft and people who pride themselves on providing unique country experiences.
Daylesford and Hepburn Springs
The Daylesford and Hepburn Springs region is just a short drive via Woodend. The area is renowned for its luxury accommodation and gourmet regional food and wine, as well as having the highest concentration of naturally occurring mineral springs in the country.
Take in the bustling Daylesford township over a cup of coffee and alfresco meal, the beautiful Daylesford Lake while browsing for a book, or tuck yourself away in an isolated corner of Hepburn Springs with a massage and open fire.
The little village of Trentham is a scenic drive from either Daylesford or Kyneton. Pay a visit to one of its delightful cafes, historic Cosmopolitan Pub, Red Beard Sour Dough Bakery or Trentham Falls.
Bendigo and Castlemaine
Historic Bendigo is the cultural capital of central Victorian, boasting the finest regional art gallery in the state and the stunning Capital Theatre. Bendigo has a celebrated focus on gold rush heritage and is Australia’s first UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Visit Bendigo via Castlemaine to expand your artistic and culinary adventure.
Kilmore and Heathcote
The Macedon Ranges is connected with the Hume Highway via Lancefield through Kilmore and Heathcote. The main street of Kilmore features a dozen fine heritage buildings where arts, crafts and antiques abound. Heathcote is home to some of the best Shiraz-growing wineries in the world.
For more information go to visitvictoria.com/dmr or contact local Visitor Information Centres.
Bacchus Marsh Visitor Information Centre
215 Main St, Bacchus Marsh
Ph: 03 5367 7488
Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre
Kilmore Visitor Information Centre
12 Sydney St, Kilmore
Ph: 03 5781 1319
Sunbury Visitor Information Centre
43 Macedon St, Sunbury
Ph: 03 9744 2291 or 1800 677 995
Seymour Visitor Information Centre