Walking the Macedon Ranges
Walks and tracks traverse the bushland and cool forests of the Macedon Ranges, its gentle hills and the central peak that dominates the skyline of the region.
Stroll in beautiful scenery amongst a variety of eucalyptus and spring wildflowers. Glimpse popular wildlife like grey kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and hundreds of species of birds.
Bushwalkers and orienteers will find any number of walking trails to delight in the Hanging Rock Reserve, Macedon Regional Park and the Cobaw Ranges. Marked tracks wind their way through natural forest settings, and cater for the leisurely stroll, strenuous hike and everything in between.
If you have a keen walking focus and time to burn, take on the Macedon Ranges Walking Trail, a 30km circuit linking Camels Hump and Mount Towrong with the mountain villages of Mount Macedon and Macedon. Those who are on a tight schedule but still want to experience the magnificent mountain and forest scenery and wildlife of the Macedon Ranges can wander the short Sanatorium Lake Walking Trail (2.6km).
There are great walks in the Macedon Ranges for those who don’t wish to leave the confines of our towns and villages.
Stroll through picturesque surrounds just a hop, skip and jump away from thriving country streets with the Campaspe River Walk in Kyneton. Lovers of mosaic can take in nine mosaic sites with the town’s Mosaic Walk, and then there’s the Kyneton Town Walks which take you on a journey to Kyneton’s historic buildings, all of which their own plaque providing an insight into their history. Black Hill and Bald Hill reserves are also nearby and well worth a visit.
The Five Mile Creek Walk in Woodend weaves an interesting course through areas of unique native vegetation, while Conglomerate Gully Reserve in Riddells Creek offers a 2.9km walk where the Western Grassland Plains meet the hills of the Macedon Ranges.