Woodend

The quintessential modern rural village

Visit Woodend

An evocatively named country village, Woodend is in the centre of the Macedon Ranges and presents as the quintessential modern rural village.

What to do in Woodend

The town itself is set under wide verandas along the boulevard of the Old Calder Highway. Here you’ll discover country-style bakeries, cosmopolitan cafes and brilliant pubs. There’s also a great selection of bookstores and shops with an eclectic mix of old and new wares.

Woodend’s an ideal destination to base yourself for hiking, biking, eating and drinking throughout the region.

Many visitors spend time in Woodend when visiting nearby Hanging Rock and boutique wineries.

Woodend Shops, Woodend

Road and mountain biking

Cycling enthusiasts use Woodend as a base for road, gravel and mountain biking adventures. Cycle country roads with Hanging Rock as your backdrop and drop into cellar doors along the way. Challenge yourself to steep climbs on Mount Macedon. Or check out the popular mountain biking tracks in the Wombat State Forest.

Here’s more info on Macedon Ranges bike routes and maps.

Cycling Woodend

Pubs in Woodend

The Woodend pub scene is a cracker.

If beer is your favourite brew, head to Holgate Brewhouse, home to some of the best-known craft beers in Australia.

Enjoy a beer garden session or drop into Holgate’s Tap Room and Visitor Centre. Located inside a state-of-the-art brewery, they’ve got 16 taps of core and special release beers, tasting paddles, and charcuterie and platters for you to enjoy.

Holgate-Discovery-Centre

Locals also love The Victoria Hotel, affectionately known as ‘The Vic’.

Their cosy fireplace in winter is a draw card, as is their delicious, classic pub fare. The pub is also host to regular live music and events, so make sure to keep an eye out on our What’s On page.

Cafes, bakeries and restaurants

A short walk from The Vic is The Cravat Club wine bar and Japanese restaurant, Kuzu Izakaya. Make sure to book!

For barista coffee, brekkies and sweet treats, you can’t go past The Milko or Maison Maloa. French influenced Paysanne is also a popular for breakfast and lunch.

if you want beautiful views, a huge wine selection and a la carte dining, head up The Wine Collective at Macedon Wine Room.

Love a good country bakery? Head to Bourkies Bakehouse for their award-winning vanilla slices.

See more places to eat and drink in Woodend.

Woodend for families

For children, the fabulous Woodend Children’s Park in the centre of town is a must. Here you’ll find covered picnic shelters and gas barbecues for a family picnic.

Woodend Golf Club

For the sportsperson, the Woodend Golf Course is a unique links course built on the hill outside town with views to Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon.

Places to stay in Woodend

For a beautifully curated guesthouse within walking distance to Woodend village, check out The Barn @ Braemar Cottage.

On the outskirts of Woodend, there’s a number of beautiful places to stay for a nature escape. For a touch of luxury check out Oak Hill, and for groups of friends and family, Tree Change is a great option.

For a romantic retreat near Woodend, Rochford Schoolhouse B&B or The Retreat at Amry House are perfect.

On a budget? Check out The Dickins in the heart of town.

Here’s more ideas for places to stay in Woodend.

Rochford Schoolhouse

Local events in Woodend

Each year mountain bikers hit the Wombat State Forest for the annual Wombat MTB 25 and 50km challenge.

Love baroque music, art and literature? Held over the long weekend in June each year, the Woodend Winter Arts Festival is a must-do. Book your accommodation well in advance as it’s a busy weekend in town.

[caption id="attachment_15043" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Woodend Winter Arts Festival Image Credit: Woodend Winter Arts Festival[/caption]

Attractions near Woodend

Hanging Rock is only a 10 minutes from Woodend.

The historic village of Kyneton is also a short 15 minute drive, where you’ll discover wonderful restaurants, art galleries and quirky retail stores.

How to get to Woodend

You can get to Woodend via the Calder Highway. It takes approximately one hour from Melbourne CBD. You can also reach Woodend via the V-line train that departs from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne or from Bendigo.

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