With the beauty of autumn fast approaching, there’s never been a better time to visit the picturesque Macedon Ranges. Just 50 minutes from Exford Waters, the Macedon Ranges are brimming with beautiful historic villages, breathtaking hamlets, stunning rural landscapes and forests as far as the eye can see. Enjoy a beautiful day out with your entire family and experience the very best of regional Victoria.
Seeking a day out in the great outdoors?
The Macedon Ranges has an abundance of natural attractions to suit the whole family. Located at the southern end of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range, autumn makes the perfect time to visit with the change of season bringing spectacular colours to the many towns and villages in the area.
With over 30 kilometres of connecting trails, Macedon Regional Park is the ultimate destination for a leisurely bushwalk, hike, bike ride, picnic and everything in between. Keep an eye out for native wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, rosellas, galahs and much more.
Of course, no visit to the Macedon Ranges would be complete without a stop at Hanging Rock. The scene of Joan Lindsay’s book, Picnic at Hanging Rock, the site is sacred to local Indigenous people. A rare volcanic formation, Hanging Rock’s exposure to weather and erosion has created a unique conglomerate of unusual rock formation that has to be seen to be believed!
Food and Drink
For those looking to treat their taste buds, rest assured. The Macedon Ranges is renowned for magnificent, cool climate wines and delicious local produce.
Stop by the Mount Macedon Winery, a boutique winery set on 80 acres, boasting panoramic views and an ideal location for your next Sunday lunch.
The family-owned and operated Mount Towrong Winery is also a must-see destination. Migrating from the Veneto region of Italy, the Cremasco family brought with them their love of food and wine, a passion your tastebuds will thank you for!
For those seeking a more relaxed afternoon tea, be sure to try the Top Of The Range Tearooms, situated right on the summit of Mount Macedon.
Think Sunday scones, jam and cream with an unforgettable view!
If you’re looking for a memento to take home, the Dicksonia Rare Plant Range is a must-visit. The range is home to over 2000 species of rare plants and is renowned as one of the most unique nurseries in Australia! Talk about a treasure to remember.
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