September 27, 2016
Escape to beautiful Macedon
Only an hour out of Melbourne’s bustling city centre, magical Macedon is the perfect, relaxing weekend escape. With so much to do, see and explore in and around Macedon, here are five reasons you won't want to go home .
The tasty pies at Mount Macedon Trading Post
A small, local post office from the outside, this is not your average Australia Post. This bustling café is filled with award-winning pies, delicious house made cakes and a variety of local food and giftware. It's the perfect place to satisfy an appetite earned in fresh, mountain air.
The view from Camel’s Hump Viewing Platform
Well worth the effort, Camel’s Hump lookout provides all those who conquer it with panoramic views. Located on top of a rocky outcrop formed by a small, steep-sided volcano, a 500 metre path from the Camel’s Hump car park leads trekkers to the highest point in the Macedon Ranges.
Iconic Hanging Rock Reserve
Hanging Rock Reserve is an Australian icon made famous by the Joan Lindsay novel and subsequent Peter Weir film, Picnic at Hanging Rock. Hanging Rock Reserve will keep the family entertained for the entire day. Equipped with coin-operated barbecues, picnic areas and tennis courts, there is also The Hanging Rock Discovery Centre, which uncovers everything you need to know about this rare volcanic formation.
A sip of Macedon Sparkling
A wine unique to the region, Macedon Sparkling is a combination of locally grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The combination of a high attitude and cooler climate create the perfect recipe for this exceptional wine. Mount Macedon is home to more than 40 vineyards including the award winning Curly Flats and Hanging Rock Winery, each consistently receiving 5 Stars from the James Halliday Wine Companion.
Fresh local produce at Source Dining
Awarded one hat by The Age Good Food Guide, 2016, this boutique restaurant in Kyneton is a celebration of local produce. Priding itself on exceptional hospitality and high quality seasonal produce, the team at Source Dining create gastronomic experiences you won't forget.