Mount Macedon

Mount Macedon

Mount MacedonVisit the vibrant and beautiful district of Macedon and Mount Macedon.

Hanging Rock
Hanging Rock is the heart of the Macedon Ranges - less than an hour's drive from Melbourne. Made famous in Joan Lindsay's novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock, and Peter Weir's film of the same title, 'The Rock' is home tonumerous events throughout the year and is an icon for visitors and locals alike.
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Stanley Park
Situated in Salisbury Road where Turitable Creek cascades over an ancient lava flow. Barbecue facilities, tennis courts, playground equipment and pleasant walking tracks where koalas may sometimes be seen.

Macedon Regional Park
A large area on the summit of Mount Macedon has been set aside as Macedon Regional Park. Numerous walking tracks and Picnic Grounds are provided.

Camels Hump
The Camels Hump is the highest point in the Macedon Ranges, with a lookout offering visitors spectacular views. This is one of three local rocky outcrops formed by volcanic action millions of years ago.

Kurana Memorial
Situated in the Cross Reserve to commemorate the DC3 'Kurana' aircraft disaster in 1948, this memorial recognises the 50th anniversary of the incident.

Major Mitchell Lookout
To commemorate the naming on 30th December 1836 of Mount Macedon by Major Thomas Mitchell, Surveyor General of the Colony of NSW, the plaque erected at this lookout is located in the Memorial Cross Reserve.

Memorial Cross
Erected on a vantage point with glorious views, the Cross commemorates those who gave their lives in the 1914 - 1918 war.

21 metres in height and 1001 metres above sea level, the original structure was unveiled in 1935, but due to storm and fire damage, it was replaced in 1995.

Trigonometry Cairn
Erected in 1853, the Cairn is on the exit road from the Cross Reserve. From this point, all surveys in this district originated. Here an information board is provided.

Sanatorium Lake
This man-made lake, famous for its intense reflections, was built to provide a water supply for a proposed Sanatorium for tuberculosis patients. Although it was not built at this site, the lake remains as a tranquil place
and as a reminder of advances made in medical science over the years.

Private Gardens
Many gardens in Macedon and Mount Macedon are opened to the public for the Australian Open Gardens Scheme and for local organisations. 'Forest Glade' on Mount Macedon Road is open to the public on most days of the year.

Ash Wednesday Park
A leafy picturesque park located in Smith Street that provides playground and BBQ facilities for visitors and locals and was born as a phoenix to commemorate Ash Wednesday Bushfires 1983.

Mt Macedon & Macedon Business and Tourism Association Inc

The Mount Macedon and Macedon Business and Tourist Association (BATA) is a not for profit organisation comprising volunteers with diverse interests that promotes the vibrant and beautiful district of Macedon and Mount Macedon.

The membership represents local businesses and interest groups that include accommodation, restaurants, hotels, medical, retail and professional service providers who operate in the Macedon and Mount Macedon area.

The BATA works with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council to promote, maintain and improve the services and facilities in the area to showcase and encourage Tourism visitations to the shopping villages of Macedon and Mount Macedon and the abundant recreational facilities such as historic gardens, art and entertainment venues.

BATA members and volunteers also provide a focal point at Centenary Park to celebrate the Christmas festive season by installing decorative lighting in the magnificent canopies of the oak trees which enhance the colourful entrance to the southern approaches to Macedon and Mount Macedon townships.

BATA was instrumental in the planning and location of the Tourism display and Information boards erected at Centenary Park that assist visitors to explore the beauty of the area or just relax at the rotunda. The Ash Wednesday Park playground and BBQ facilities in Smith Street Macedon was an initiative of the BATA and planned by the local business organisation after the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires.

The Mount Macedon and Macedon Business and Tourist Association promotes and encourages visitors to the district who can enjoy the facilities and natural beauty of the area highlighted in this Tour Map and Directory which has been fully funded by the members of BATA.

Mount Macedon Guide


View Event: Picnic at Hanging Rock
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1975 Australian film adaptation of the novel of the same name. It premiered at the Hindley Cinema Complex in Adelaide on 8 August 1975. It became on ..

View Event: Anti-Gravity Hill
Anti-Gravity Hill
Not far from Melbourne is one of its best kept secrets and most unusual and baffling places, Anti-Gravity Hill in Straws Lane, Woodend. Standing near the bottom of a hill facing ..

View Event: Hanging Rock
Hanging Rock
Macedon Ranges' most famous landmark Hanging Rock Recreation Reserve South Rock Road, Woodend Hanging Rock is a great day out, a scenic one hour drive from Melbourne through ..

View Event: Mount Macedon
Mount Macedon
Visit the vibrant and beautiful district of Macedon and Mount Macedon. Hanging Rock Hanging Rock is the heart of the Macedon Ranges - less than an hour's drive from Melbourne. ..

View Event: Bolobek
Bolobek
Bolobek, a magnificent heritage property nestled in the foothills of Mt Macedon in Victoria, has inspired Australian gardeners for more than a century. Bolobek is listed on the ..

View Event: Macedon Ranges
Macedon Ranges
Located on Melbourne's doorstep, the Macedon Ranges is a diverse collection of unique villages and natural landscapes less than an hour's drive from Melbourne along the Calder Free ..

View Event: Duneira Estate
Duneira Estate
The jewel of the Macedon Ranges est. 1872. The 1875 historic Victorian homestead is in excellent condition and is warm and inviting as it is still a much-loved family home. B ..

View Event: The Stokes Collection
The Stokes Collection
The Stokes Collection is regarded by many antique experts as the greatest private collection in the southern hemisphere. This remarkable collection represents the life-long pass ..

View Event: Forest Glade Gardens
Forest Glade Gardens
Forest Glade is recognized as one of Australia's finest private gardens. It has existed for almost one hundred years. Located on the southern slopes of Mount Macedon in Victoria ..

View Event: Macedon Open Garden Weekend 2020
Macedon Open Garden Weekend 2020
Melbourne  -  Melbourne Mount Macedon
The second last weekend of November various Mt Macedon Gardens will open their gates to the public. Amongst these gardens you can find Llamas living in a Chestnut Orchard, aviar ..

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