Located in the Macedon Ranges, Blackwood is a historic gold mining towns set
amidst the picturesque Wombat Forest. The area is still dotted with miner's
cottages, maintaining it's popularity as a hillside retreat due to the mineral
Other activities include the numerous walking tracks of varied
lengths that wind their way through the forest and into the gorges. You can
explore Wombat Forest and local gorges, enjoy a picnic basket along the
Lerderderg River, taste the local mineral springs, and visit the Garden of St.
Erth, a premier heritage perennial plant cottage garden.
In addition to our
listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre
for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.