Macedon Regional Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape that includes the traditional Country of the the Wurundjeri Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.
The Macedon Ranges are the southern end of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range and feature many natural and cultural attractions.
At just one hour north west of Melbourne, Macedon Regional Park and the small towns and villages throughout the Macedon Ranges make for a perfect weekend day-trip or overnight stay.
Enjoy a picnic and walk from Sanatorium Picnic area or cycle a forested trail. There are countless scenic drives to spectacular lookouts to take in the view.
You can even ride a horse on some trails through the park or enjoy a bushwalk on the Macedon Ranges Walking Trail as it weaves in and out of the park.
Autumn is a real highlight of with the change of season creating spectacular colours in the surrounding towns and villages of Macedon and Woodend, where a perfect ending to the day is a visit to the Top of the Range Tearoom.
Mount Macedon War Memorial CrossAfter the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Mount Macedon War Memorial Cross is the most significant war memorial in Victoria. An icon in the region this imposing structure commemorates those who served in all wars.
Old Scout Camp area provides a great starting point for your ride. Float parking is also available from the signposted section in Days Picnic Ground. Riders must remain on defined roads and tracks at all times. Horses are not permitted on walking tracks, closed management tracks or in picnic grounds.
Enjoy a leisurely picnic at one of the six picnic grounds in the Park. The Harbison Picnic Ground has free electric barbecues, shelters and toilets. Days Picnic Ground has great space for both small and larger groups while historical Sanatorium Picnic Ground offers an ideal location for smaller groups with easy access to the well defined, shady Sanatorium Eco Tourism Trail.
Multi-purpose tracks in the Old Scout Camp area provide a range of cycling options for casual and more challenging experiences. Many other, open formed roads are available to explore and enjoy some magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.
A network of sealed and unsealed public roads allows you take in the stunning scenery of the park by car. Some unsealed roads are subject to seasonal closure. All vehicles must be registered and drivers/riders licensed.
Things to do in the area
Walking in Macedon Regional Park
Macedon Regional Park
Birdlife is a real drawcard to the area. The steep and dense forests are filled with small wrens and yellow robins while crimson rosellas, king parrots and gang gang cockatoos are often found in the parks picnic areas and open spaces.
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Tours in the area
Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.
If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.
Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.
How to get there
Macedon Regional Park is north west of Melbourne. From the Calder Freeway take the Mount Macedon Road exits north of Gisborne or the Woodend exit and follow the signs.