Spring in the Macedon Ranges
Macedon Ranges in spring is a feast for the senses. Located an easy 45 minutes north west of Melbourne, our villages are abuzz with festivals and fairs, bulb flowers and blossom.
Gardens are at their magical best in spring, ever-changing as each month goes by. Front yards are bursting with daffodils, magnolia, rhododendrons, peonies, lilac, lavender and roses.
It’s also the perfect time of year to plan a wine tasting adventure through lush green countryside dotted with playful little lambs.
If you’re a passionate foodie and cook, there’s wonderful farmers’ markets every weekend selling produce grown within the region and immediate surrounds. And of course an ever-changing line up of artisan workshops, cooking classes, fairs and festivals…
Dust off winter with a spring road trip to the Macedon Ranges and immerse yourselves in good old fashioned country hospitality. Below are a few spring highlights to get you inspired…
Sparkling wine tasting adventure
Get your spring sparkle on with a Spring Sparkling Wine Lovers Trail in the Macedon Ranges. This day trip takes you to a selection of vineyards from outer Malmsbury to Lancefield, with simply stunning scenery along the route.
Open gardens in the Macedon Ranges
Are you a flower lover or garden fan? Visit historic and iconic gardens that fling open their gates to the public during spring. Or gather inspiration for your own garden and drop by one of the many inviting garden nurseries in the region, such as Dicksonia Rare Plants Nursery on Mount Macedon, The Garden Tap Nursery in Kyneton and Spring Hill Nursery in Tylden.
Macedon Ranges Wine & Food Budburst Festival
Experience fantastic wine, local produce and entertainment at the annual Macedon Ranges Wine & Food Budburst Festival on 9-10 November 2019. It’s a relaxed vibe where you meet the winemaker and discover what makes this cool climate wine region so unique compared to other ‘mainstream’ Victorian wine destinations.
Find out more about the Macedon Ranges Wine & Food Budburst Festival.
Pick your own peonies
Spring Hill Peony Farm and Romswood Peony Farm both open their gates to the public each spring. Pick your own peonies and enjoy a picnic on their farm!
How to get to the Macedon Ranges
The Macedon Ranges is an easy 45 minute drive north west from Melbourne or accessible via the V-Line train line that runs between Melbourne and Bendigo.