Outdoors & Nature

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Outdoors and nature in the Macedon Ranges

Whether you’re into hiking, biking, golfing, horse riding or freshwater fishing – the Macedon Ranges is Victoria’s stomping ground for nature-based activities only a short distance from Melbourne.

Parks & Reserves

The Macedon Ranges is home to Hanging Rock Reserve, located only a short drive from Woodend village. Many people visit this reserve for hikes, barbecues, picnics, concerts and events.

However, the region boasts a number of other beautiful bushland reserves and parks you can enjoy. Dotted across nine villages, these quiet parks and reserves are popular with daytrippers to enjoy our region’s fresh country air, flora and fauna.

hanging rock hike

Hanging Rock Reserve


Whether you’re into road, gravel or mountain biking – the Macedon Ranges is the ultimate destination for keen cyclists. We’ve curated the Macedon Ranges Ride Guide to make it easier to locate and explore all the fantastic rides the region has to offer.

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riding macedon ranges

Walks & Trail Runs

Visitors flock from far and wide to enjoy walks in the Macedon Ranges. The region offers everything from relaxing strolls along Kyneton’s Campaspe River to a challenging 30km route of connecting trails through Macedon Regional Park.

Discover walks and trail runs

Trail running Macedon Ranges

Trail running in Macedon Regional Park

Golfing, Horse Riding, Clay Shooting

Enjoy a game of golf, go back in time with a horse trail ride in Spring Hill or experience clay shooting on a private estate.

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Fishing & Water Activities

Want to get your line or paddle wet? There are a number of reservoirs in the Macedon Ranges where you can go freshwater fishing or kayaking.

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Macedon Ranges Freshwater Fishing

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