Anti-Gravity Hill

Anti-Gravity Hill in Woodend is one of our best kept secrets and most unusual and baffling places,. Standing near the bottom of a hill facing up hill, if you tip water onto the road it flows ‘up’ the hill not downhill as gravity would normally do. Place a ball on the road and the same thing Read More…

Ash Wednesday Park

Ash Wednesday Park is a leafy picturesque park located in Smith Street that provides playground and BBQ facilities for visitors and locals. Ash Wednesday Park commemorates the bushfires that took place in 1983.  The area was devastated by the Ash Wednesday fires of 1983. Located in the centre of Macedon in a natural bush setting, with play Read More…

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. The Camels Hump is located near the start of Cameron Drive. Several walking tracks depart from the Camels Hump car park, Read More…

Centennial Park

Centennial Park is located on Mount Macedon Road at the intersection with Honour Avenue and is the Southern Gateway to Macedon and Mt. Macedon. The Information bay and Touring Map is a focal point for information to the area. The park consists of large grassed recreational areas which showcase the Memorial, Stone Sculptures and Mosaic Read More…

Hanging Rock Reserve

Visitors from around the world come to Hanging Rock, made famous in the film, Picnic at Hanging Rock. No visit to the Macedon Ranges is complete without visiting the hauntingly beautiful Hanging Rock. Hanging Rock (real name Mount Diogenes) is a rare volcanic formation  over 6 million years old located near the townships of Woodend Read More…

Kurana Memorial

Kurana Memorial is situated in the Cross Reserve to commemorate the DC3 “Kurana” aircraft disaster in 1948. The Kurana Memorial recognises the 50th anniversary of the incident. 8th November 1948 The Kurana:  The DC-3, VH-UZK Kurana took off from Essendon Airport on its way to Deniliquin. Flying at 3,000ft in misty conditions and light rain, passengers Read More…

Macedon Regional Park

The Macedon Ranges form the southern end of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range and feature a diverse range of natural and cultural features. The 2,379 hectare park protects forested land along the ridge of the Range and offers great opportunities for bushwalking, scenic drives and picnics. A large area on the summit of Mount Macedon has been set Read More…

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

At the summit of Mount Macedon is the Memorial Cross which commemorates those who gave their lives in the 1914 – 1918 war. Erected on a vantage point with glorious views, the Cross is 21 metres in height and 1001 metres above sea level, the original structure was unveiled in 1935, but due to storm and Read More…

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 Gardens Forest Glade is one of Australia’s finest private gardens, and has existed for nearly one hundred years.  The magnificent landscaped garden covers fourteen acres (5.6ha) and has four distinct sections: The large English section Read More…

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. The lake remains as a tranquil place and as a reminder of advances made in medical science over the years. Sanatorium Lake is accessed via Lions Head Road which is almost opposite the Read More…

Stanley Park

Situated in Salisbury Road where Turitable Creek cascades over an ancient lava flow. A large reserve in a natural bush setting, and one of the most popular destinations in the region with locals and visitors alike. Barbecue facilities, tennis courts, playground equipment and pleasant walking tracks where koalas may sometimes be seen. Play equipment caters Read More…

Trigonometry Cairn

Erected in 1853, the Cairn is on the exit road from the Cross Reserve. All surveys carried out in the Macedon Ranges originated from this point. The Cairn is the second oldest structure in the area and was described in the Argus of 28 December 1871 as “a great central landmark, visible over the extent of Read More…