Macedon Ranges tours
Whether it’s a memorable llama-guided hike to Hanging Rock Reserve or a private winery tour, the Macedon Ranges offers a diverse range of experiences for small and large groups. And when the tour ends, you’ve got nine charismatic and welcoming villages awaiting you to shop, eat and explore.
Wine, gin and brewery tours
You’re spoilt for choice with small group and private winery tour options in the Macedon Ranges. Use our tour business directory below for experiences geared toward foodies, wine, cider, beer and gin lovers. The Macedon Ranges has over 28 cellar doors, three gin distilleries, a cider house on a heritage orchard and two craft beer breweries.
Love your wine?
Taste cool climate wines our region is famous for, meet the winemaker and go on a scenic adventure on unsealed backcountry roads. Our boutique wineries are tucked away on stunning rural properties and are largely family owned. The cellar doors are sometimes extensions to the shed – wooden floors, rusty corrugated iron and well-worn timbers. We grow some of the finest cool climate grapes in the land, and make exceptional wines; scarce and diverse in nature.
Love your gin?
The Macedon Ranges is home to several award-winning gin distilleries, including Big Tree, Animus and Mountain Distilling.
Over select months throughout the year, Mountain Distilling also run small, guided gin foraging tours through the forest of Mt Macedon, followed by a tasting of their award-winning gins.
Love your craft beer?
Do you have a passion for brewing? Join Holgate Brewhouse in Woodend for weekend brewery tours kicking off at 3pm from their amazing Taproom. Cost is $25 per person and includes a free 4 or 6 pack of Holgate beer.
The Lost Watering Hole in Lancefield (opening late 2022) will also be running tours of their German-style brewery – stay tuned for more.
Hike with llamas
Hanging Rock Llama Treks is a must-do when visiting the region. Kids and adults alike love getting to know these charismatic llamas, while leading them on a hike to Hanging Rock Reserve. Make sure to book well in advance as it’s very popular!
Love a good ghost hunt? Kyneton Paranormal runs small group spooky ghost hunting tours in old buildings in Kyneton and surrounds, as well as private ghost tours for a minimum of two people.
Garden and nature tours
Love gardens and history? Join Mount Macedon Tours for small group tours of private historic gardens on Mt Macedon, including lunch at a lovely local cafe or winery.
For families and nature lovers, check out the ranger-guided night walks held at Hanging Rock Reserve on select dates during the year. Or over the cooler months, join C The Market for small group mushroom foraging tours in Macedon Regional Park, where you can learn how to safely identify wild mushrooms with an expert in the field.
Keep an eye on our What’s On page for the latest Hanging Rock night walk and mushroom foraging dates.
Mountain bike trail ride tours
Test your mountain biking skills and fitness in the clean, crisp air of the Macedon Ranges. ANTT Active Mountain Biking Tours offer full day biking tours on weekends, with pick up from Melbourne or a meet and greet at the Woodend V-Line train station. Cycling tours include The Wombat State Forest (with a country pub lunch), as well as trails around Castlemaine, Harcourt or Bendigo.
Experience a sensory audio-guided ‘Murmuring Walk’ at Sanatorium Lake in Macedon Regional Park. Or if you’re a history buff, pick up a Kyneton Historic Walking Map from the Visitor Information Centre to learn more about the town’s rich history.
Custom special interest tours
Create a custom local tour with Chris from Cregan Creative, a lovely local Kyneton lady that knows the region well. She customises small group tour experiences around your personal interests, whether it be food, wine, art galleries or farms. It doesn’t matter if it’s just the two of you or a group of 20, Chris will whip up a special tour with around 12 hours notice.