Macedon Regional Park covers much of the surrounding mountain range, is part of the Great Dividing Range, and includes Mount Macedon.
The park boasts diverse flora and fauna, with more than 400 species of native plants and 200 species of birds recorded.
Walk the Sanatorium Lake Walking Trail (2.6km) to discover the different vegetation zones of the stunning lake and forest surrounds (ideal for families).
Keen bushwalkers can 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. Expect amazing views of Hanging Rock and the surrounding countryside on this walk! Bring your dog on a lead, plenty of water and snacks, and make a full day of it.
Of course you don’t have to enjoy bush walking to experience the fresh mountain air and scenery of Macedon Regional Park. There are many picnic spots dotted throughout the park where you can have a sausage sizzle, toast marshmallows and kick a ball around with friends and family.
Download the Macedon Regional Park Visitor Guide for more information about walking trails and picnic grounds.
Views from Memorial Cross
At the summit of Mount Macedon is the Memorial Cross commemorating all those who served in wars and conflicts. The Memorial Cross is considered to be Victoria’s most significant war memorial after the Shrine of Remembrance, and incorporates landscaped gardens set in deep bush. The view from the cross takes in the entire southern plain towards Port Phillip Bay, while Top of the Range Tea Rooms nearby offers lunch, morning and afternoon teas.