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Getting Here

Travelling to the Macedon Ranges by car, train or bus

How to get to the Macedon Ranges

Whether you’re self-driving, catching the V/Line train or booking an airport bus, here’s the low down on how to get to the Macedon Ranges.

Our location

The Macedon Ranges sits right on Melbourne’s doorstep and is approximately 45 minutes drive northwest from the CBD.

Melbourne International Airport is only a 30-minute drive from Gisborne via Sunbury. From Gisborne, the Macedon Ranges region spreads northward.

Our central location makes us accessible from all points of Victoria, including Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Trentham, Castlemaine and Bendigo.

Travel distances

AVERAGE DISTANCES FROM
MACEDON RANGES (WOODEND) TO

DISTANCE IN
KILOMETRES
APPROXIMATE
DRIVING TIME
Melbourne City     70kms         55mins
Tullamarine Airport     50kms         48mins
Bendigo     80kms         67 mins
Ballarat     81kms         75mins
Daylesford     41kms         42mins
Kilmore
(Hume Highway)
    23kms         30mins
Melton     42kms         35mins

Connecting highways

The Calder Freeway, connecting Bendigo and Melbourne, runs through the spine of the Macedon Ranges.

There’s also major connecting roads that offer easy access to villages from the Hume Freeway, Western Freeway, Tullamarine Freeway and Melbourne’s international airport.

Find out how to get here by car

Find out how to get here by train

Find out how to get here by airport shuttle

Download our regional map to get the big picture or view our interactive map of the Macedon Ranges.

Macedon Ranges villages

There are nine villages that make up the Macedon Ranges, plus lots of tiny pastoral hamlets dotted throughout the region. It’s what makes our region so unique.

Vintage bike with daffodils in basket outside historic building on Piper Street Kyneton

Piper Street Kyneton

Many visitors flock to these charming villages for a day or getaway:

Hamelts, farming and vineyard communities such as Sidonia, Kerrie, Hesket, Cherokee, Bolinda, Pipers Creek, Baynton, Clarkefield and Cobaw are also wonderful routes for planning country drives.

Have a specific question about how to get to the Macedon Ranges?

Our Visitor Information Centres are here to assist. Give us a call on 1800 244 711.

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