The township of Mount Macedon is located part of the way up Mount Macedon, surrounded by nature and offering superb views of the mountain ranges. This colonial town is the suburb where the richest of European settlers used to live and now you can live it up and stay in one of their mansions-cum-old-English-guesthouses when you book our Mount Macedon accommodation.
Things to Do
The crowning glory of Mount Macedon is, without a doubt, its summit which is adorned with the Memorial Cross, paying tribute to Australia's fallen soldiers. So, head up and pay your respects before snapping some photos of the stunning views. On the way back down the mountain, you can stop off at one of the many picnic grounds or head towards Sanatorium Lake for even more photo opps.
One of Mount Macedon's biggest draw cards is its splendid gardens, many of which are open to the public. Even those that are private gardens are sometimes opened to the public at certain times of the year, so be sure to check the events calendar once you arrive. There are also quite a few parkland areas that are worth checking out, especially Camels Hump, which offers incredible views of the well-known Hanging Rock. If you're not familiar with Hanging Rock, it became famous thanks to Joan Lindsay's novel, "Picnic at Hanging Rock", which later became a blockbuster feature film.
Wining and Dining
With more than 40 wineries in the area, sipping a glass of local chardonnay or pinot noir is an absolute must while you're here. Why not go on a tour of a few of the vineyards and indulge in plenty of samples before purchasing a bottle of your fave drop? And if you're feeling peckish, the place to be is the Trading Post. This is where the locals all hang out, so grab a coffee and start mingling!
Getting Here and Around
is just over half an hour from Mount Macedon, so snap up a seat on one of these cheap flights to Melbourne
and then jump aboard a train from Melbourne or hire a car and explore the area at your own pace.
Don't delay! Book a room in one of our Mount Macedon hotels today and live every lastminute!