In the Macedon Ranges you can fill a day, weekend or even longer with all kinds of unforgettable experiences. And what better time to enjoy the Macedon Ranges in summer, when the sun is shining, the days are long and the evenings balmy.
Explore our spectacular natural scenery and world-class gardens, picnic in beautiful parks or uncover hidden gems on a road trip. Work up a sweat in a corner of the world where the outdoor possibilities are many and varied, and often inspirational. Indulge in retail therapy with a stroll down some of the best shopping strips around, delve into our thriving artistic culture in our many art galleries or tap into age-old skills in a lifestyle or artisan workshop.
Hanging Rock is the perfect base, you can gather in the large shady picnic grounds and play games on the wide expanses of lawn or get your walking shoes on and explore the Rock. Walks can be taken on the trails and paths that weave through the reserve past local flora and fauna, or take a fishing rod and try your luck in the dam, which is regularly stocked with fish (don’t forget your fishing licence!). In fact there are a number of great fishing spots dotted all around the Macedon Ranges.
Fancy a round of golf? Make it six, and play a round at each of our public courses, each one offering a different terrain and experience. Or if cycling is more your thing, well we’re the perfect location with a network of mountain bike tracks and quiet country roads to satisfy even the keenest of cyclists.
There is an abundance of galleries to explore so grab a map and embark on the Macedon Ranges Arts Trail or time your visit for April, when you can mingle with local artists in their own spaces as part of the Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios event.
From edgy exhibitions and thought provoking sculptures to quirky film festivals, plays, choirs, musical and comedy acts, circus performers and everything in between, you will find an event to satisfy you, your guests and family.
Whatever you choose to do in the Macedon Ranges, you are on your way to making a treasured memory.