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