Driving to the Macedon Ranges
The Macedon Ranges is connected by major road and rail systems and can be reached in less than an hour of leaving Melbourne.
Melbourne International Airport is only a 30 minute drive from Gisborne via Sunbury. From Gisborne, the Macedon Ranges region spreads northward. The Calder Freeway, connecting Bendigo and Melbourne, runs through the spine of the Macedon Ranges.
There’s also major connecting roads that offer easy access to villages from the Hume Freeway, Western Freeway, Tullamarine Freeway and Melbourne’s international airport.
Travelling by car
From Melbourne, follow the Citylink signs pointing ‘to Bendigo via the Tullamarine Freeway‘.
Note: An E-tag is required to pass through the Citylink tollway system. Car hire companies will provide E-tags in their arrangements or call Citylink on 13 26 29 to arrange a day pass.
Once on the Tullamarine, follow the signs to Bendigo until you reach the Gisborne turn off. From here you can either traverse back roads through peaceful countryside. Or continue past the Gisborne turn off until you reach the exit for your village of choice.
If travelling from the direction of Bendigo, your first turn off to the Macedon Ranges is Malmsbury. This is a very pretty village that connects to the large town of Kyneton via scenic back roads.
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Macedon Ranges maps
Have a specific question about how to get to the Macedon Ranges?
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