The Macedon Ranges is perfectly placed to explore Central Victoria and discover it's hidden treasures.
The regions surrounding the Macedon Ranges are full of award winning restaurants, cafes and wineries; fresh produce that services the state markets; boutique producers of fine giftware and craft; and people who pride themselves on providing unique country experiences.
The Daylesford & Hepburn Springs region is just a short drive via Woodend or Tylden. The area is renowned for its luxury accommodation and gourmet regional food and wine, as well as having the highest concentration of naturally occurring mineral springs in the country.
Take in the bustling streets of the Daylesford township over a great cup of coffee and an alfresco meal, the beautiful surroundings of the Daylesford Lake while browsing for a book, or tuck yourself away in an isolated corner of Hepburn Springs with a massage, open fire and a loved one.
Sunbury is one of the oldest wine producing districts in the state. A bustling satellite suburb of Melbourne, Sunbury features historic treats such as the Rupertswood Mansion (birthplace of “The Ashes), and the Gatehouse Restaurant.
The Macedon Ranges is connected with the Hume Highway via Lancefield through Kilmore and Heathcote. The main street of Kilmore features a dozen fine heritage buildings where art and crafts, antiques, and quality food abounds.
Out west, through the Gisborne township, is Melton and Bacchus Marsh. Melton is a growing and vibrant city of history, culture, and leisure activities, while Bacchus Marsh is a food bowl for Melbourne and the state.
Historic Bendigo is the cultural capital of central Victoria. Not only does it boast the finest regional art gallery in the state and the stunning Capital Theatre, Bendigo has a celebrated focus on goldrush heritage and a wealth of experiences for all ages. A bourgeoning food and wine industry provides the fuel for these activities. Visit Bendigo via Castlemaine to expand your artistic adventure.