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Macedon Ranges - Cities, Towns and Localities
• Bacchus Marsh
• Blackwood
• Daylesford
• Hepburn Springs
• Kilmore
• Kyneton
• Melton
• Mount Macedon
• Sunbury
• Werribee Gorge SP
• Woodend
 
Other towns, villages and localities in Macedon Ranges Region include:
• Ballan • Gisborne • Glenlyon • Lancefield • Malmsbury • Romsey • Trentham
The rolling hills and farmland of the Macedon Ranges, also known as the 'Spa Country', is located at the end of the Great Dividing Range. Formed by ancient volcanic activity and originally settled by the 19th century gold rush, it is now a favourite summer destination for many generations of people from the city of Melbourne; a place of pleasure, fun and relaxation, only an hour’s drive from the city.

This beautiful region of rugged ancient mountains, boulders, outcrops, volcano, forest and waterfall, is also renown for its grand English-style gardens and beautiful residences.

The Macedon Ranges is also home to natural mineral spas and springs, with the Hepburn Springs-Daylesford area as the place to come to unwind and relax. It is here that visitors can available themselves for free, the mineral springs via the 65 plus hand-pumps scattered around the place. Of course, there are also the more up-market options from luxury spa-baths to flotation tanks. The place is a magnet, attracting one of the highest concentrations of natural therapists in Australia from masseurs that practice acupuncture, reiki and shiatsu, through to the more holistic health treatments and beauty centres.

Those seeking a relaxed alternative lifestyle have been attracted to the area and in particular to Daylesford. Here you will mix with backpackers, hippies, gays and lesbians. Those with more cash tend to prefer neighbouring Hepburn, that include Hepburn Spa Resort. Then there are the artisans including sculptor, painters, glassblowers, silversmiths, to name just a few, who are here for the lifestyle and the inspiration.

Other attractions in the region include the famed ‘Hanging Rock’ at Woodend, some great drives, where you can view the original native flora and fauna, galleries, food and wine. There are also a number of historic towns including Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Blackwood, Daylesford, Gisborne, Hepburn Springs, Kilmore, Kyneton, Lancefield, Malmsbury, Melton, Mount Macedon, Romsey, Sunbury, Trentham and Woodend.

Check out our selection of Macedon Ranges accommodation. 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.

Information Centre

Macedon Ranges Visitor Information Service
Freecall: 1800 244 711 (within Australia)

Macedon Ranges and Spa Country
Macedon Ranges & Spa Country Tourism Inc
Web: www.macedonandspa.com

Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre

Melton Visitor Information Centre

Sunbury Visitor Information Centre

Blackwood Visitor Information Centre

Kilmore Visitor Information Centre

Kyneton Visitor Information Centre

Woodend Visitor Information Centre

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Macedon Ranges / Mount Macedon Attractions

Wine Locale: National • VIC
Big Shed Wines
• 1289 Malmsbury Rd, GLENLYON VIC 3461 • Ph/Fax: 03 5348 7825
• Located in the Macedon Ranges wine region which is celebrated for its cool climate wines. Big Shed wines are hand made using a traditional approach but with modern equipment and with minimum or no preservatives, avoiding the use of animal products. Check the website for our cellar door and tasting room opening times.
Hanging Rock
• Just outside Woodend is the famed ‘Hanging Rock’, the setting for the atmospheric movie ‘Picnic At Hanging Rock’, by Peter Weir. With it's peculiar rock formations, crevices and maze of nooks, it is easy to spook yourself in the early morning mist or at dust. The view from the top is also worth a look.
Mount Gisborne Wines
• 83 Waterson Rd, GISBORNE VIC 3437 • Ph:/Fax: +61 3 5428 2834 • Mobile: 0403 042 185 •
• Cellar Door Wed-Sun 10 am - 6 pm EST

• Mount Gisborne Wines is dedicated to producing high quality, hand fashioned Burgundian style wines. The owners, David and Mary Ell, under the tutelage of Master Stuart-Anderson Winemaker Stuart Anderson have been producing quality wines since 1991. The property, on 75 acres is located in South Gisborne, in the Macedon Ranges Viticultural Region, and is bordered by the Wombat State Forest and uses low volumes of fruit with a complexity of delicate flavours. The vin the Derrijewarrah Creek. This cool climate region prodtages of Chardonnay are barrel fermented in small French Oak. After primary fermentation, the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are allowed to complete malolactic fermentation during the winter and spring months. This process allows the wine a slow and gentle maturation and presents a wine with a smooth integration of fruit, acid and tannins.
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Macedon Ranges / Mount Macedon Events

• Victoria Events
Calendar of Events can be viewed on the Macedon Ranges Shire Council.
Harvest Picnic at Hanging Rock
• The Harvest Picnic Foundation Ltd • Ph: 03 9555 0253 • Email
• February
• A celebration of Victorian food and wine with over 100 small food and wine producers from all around Victoria. Come and view, smell, sample and purchase the delicious amazing array of goods and produce. Cooking demonstration and entertainment.
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Macedon Ranges / Mount Macedon Distance

Distance to Macedon
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Macedon:
  Km
• Avoca 90
• Ballarat 113
• Bendigo 15
• Castlemaine 42
• Clunes 84
• Creswick 94
  Km
• Dunolly 46
• Heathcote 61
• Maldon 33
• Maryborough 64
• Melbourne 154
• Phillip Island 297
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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• Macedon Ranges / Mount Macedon Maps
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
- Provide an online application to explore your way around with Maps - Macedon Ranges.
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