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Offering stunning scenery, renowned tourist destinations and gourmet goodies, the Macedon Ranges are home to country delights. All of which are just a short drive from Melbourne.
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First stop – Gisborne. Enjoy the town’s shops and parks. Visit on the first Sunday of the month for the popular local market, jam-packed with local produce and goodies.
From Gisborne skip the highway and take the scenic route along New Gisborne's charming Station Road which leads you up into the foothills of the Macedon Ranges.
Arrive in the township of Mount Macedon, renowned for its stately homes with grand English gardens.
Enjoy a spot of lunch at the newly refurbished Mount Macedon Hotel. The pizza alone is worth the drive.
Pull over on Mount Macedon Road or detour down a few side roads to get a feel for the town. If you’re lucky one of the local gardens may be open to stroll through.
Head to the Mount Macedon Memorial Cross. Take the short stroll of the cross which was erected in tribute to those involved in the World Wars. The lookout has views over the surrounds and to Melbourne.
Make a day of it and continue on to Woodend, a beautiful town nestled in the foothills. Stroll the local shops and enjoy the delights on offer in one of the many great cafes.
Take the scenic route back home on Black Forest Drive before joining the Calder Freeway for the short drive to Melbourne.