Lookouts, Barbecues & Picnic Spots

Make memories in the Macedon Ranges

Lookouts, barbecues and picnic spots in the Macedon Ranges

In the mood for a walk with great views, a magic picnic spot, or a park with playground and barbecue facilities? The Macedon Ranges offers wonderful options for getting into nature so you can make special memories with friends and family.

Botanic gardens

The Macedon Ranges has three botanic gardens located in Gisborne, Malmsbury and Kyneton. They are just the spot for a picnic with family and friends. Enjoy a stroll along Jacksons Creek Reserve in Gisborne or the Campaspe River in Kyneton after your lunch.

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kyneton botanic gardens

Parks & reserves

Macedon Regional Park offers a number of picnic spots including wood-fire barbecue facilities. Days Picnic Ground on the way to the summit of Mt Macedon is particularly popular. Make sure to explore the forest on a bush walk first!

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Enjoy a picnic or barbecue in our parks with playground facilities. From Gisborne to Kyneton, Romsey to Woodend – there are multiple excuses to return again and again for family picnics and fun on the swings.

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Scenic lookouts

Hanging Rock, Mt Macedon summit and Camels Hump in Macedon Regional Park offer stunning scenic views.

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