Macedon Ranges tours
Whether it be a memorable hike to Hanging Rock Reserve with a llama or a private group winery tour, the Macedon Ranges offers a diverse range of experiences for small and large groups. Our tour operators will go out of their way to not only show you everything about this wonderful region, but also make the experience informative, entertaining and relaxing.
Book a guided mountain bike adventure in the Wombat State Forest with all your bikes and equipment included. Go on a vintage horse-drawn carriage ride through the countryside. Or find out why our cool climate produces the most amazing, small-batch wine that has the critics raving about. From artisan gin distilleries and craft beer breweries, peony farms to art galleries, historic landmarks and beautiful farmscapes – the Macedon Ranges has it all.
And when the tour ends, you’ve got nine charismatic and welcoming villages awaiting you to shop, eat and explore.
Tours for foodies
Coach Tours of Australia, run by the professional crew at Organ’s Coaches, offer three different private group tours of the Macedon Ranges. These professionally operated tours can cater for small or large groups and include a unique tour of Macedon Ranges landscapes and landmarks, a Wine Connoisseur tour, and a Wine, Spirit & Ale tour experience.
Alternatively, Australian Natural Treasures Touring can take you on an extensive two-day tour that includes Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, visiting the best wineries and offering tastings of the finest local produce.
Over the autumn months. Mt Macedon’s very own gin distillery, Mountain Gin, run small guided gin foraging tours through the forest followed by a tasting of their award-winning gins.
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.
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 ups 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.
Vintage horse-drawn carriage tours
Yesteryear Today Horse Carriage Rides is a one-of-a-kind experience for couples, friends and families. There are a number of tour options to choose from, with one of the most popular a one hour ride along the historic Cobb & Co stagecoach route in the Macedon Ranges backcountry. Patrick the Horse is a friendly chap that lulls you with his gentle clip-clopping while you get a taste of the countryside. Picnics can be arranged and there’s plenty of snuggly blankets to cuddle under during the winter.
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!