The iconic formation is famous for Joan Lindsay’s novel
Picnic At Hanging Rock, and later made into the famous film by Peter Weir starring Jackie Weaver. A six-part Foxtel mini series has also been filmed in the area.
The Macedon Ranges are renowned for its cool climate wines, such as pinot, with the Budburst Festival a popular event showcasing all the local wines.
Spend a day visiting the wine trail from Woodend around the Cobaw Ranges to taste some of Australia’s finest wines available. Then watch the majestic colours on Mt Macedon from our garden as the sun sets, while enjoying a glass of local wine.
Golfers will love the Macedon Ranges for its amazing
courses in Woodend, Trentham, Mt Macedon and Gisborne. Some of Victoria’s best courses are just a short drive away.
Bushwalkers have an abundance of trails on and around Mt Macedon to explore. Take a hike from Auberge to the Memorial Cross and see native wildlife, such as kangaroos, koalas, wombats, wallabies, kookaburras, and much much more.
Cyclists are spoilt for choice in Woodend for road riders and mountain bikers. A ride over Mt Macedon, or around
Hanging Rock and beyond offers some the of the finest scenery on quiet roads for road cyclists, while the popular Wombat Forest trails lure thousands to the area each year, including international events.
Garden Lovers can explore the many gardens that private owners open up for the public, including Duneira, Tiev Tara, Forest Glade and many more.
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