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Natural Attractions

Natural Attractions

Hanging Rock

Dramatic, unique and perfect for all ages, Hanging Rock is a place where history and mystery meet headon.

Indigenous History

The Macedon Ranges region is home to sites of national significance, and the local indigenous community is still active today.

Memorial Cross

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Visitor Information

Kyneton Visitor Information Centre

Kyneton Visitor Information Centre

High Street, Kyneton   Victoria   3444
Open 7 days, 9am – 5pm

Ph (03) 5422 6110

Woodend Visitor Information Centre

Woodend Visitor Information Centre

High Street, Woodend   Victoria   3442
Open 7 days, 9am – 5pm

Ph (03) 5427 2033

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Arts & Culture

Per capita, the Macedon Ranges has more professional artists working in the arts than anywhere else in Victoria.


artcultureYou will find these artists at work in their studios, exhibiting in local galleries, creating public art, and mentoring the local youth on any given day. The streets of the villages are dotted with art, and formal galleries operate in every town.

The Macedon Regional Park was the natural backdrop used by Frederick McCubbin when he painted his famous triptych The Pioneer (1904), an icon of Australian Romantic painting. McCubbin spent a fruitful number of years living in the Mount Macedon hills in the ‘Fontainebleau’ mansion with his young family, and raved about the qualities of the country and the light to fellow artists of the Heidelberg school, Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts.

A number of local artists have left a wide legacy on public and private art across the state. The Federation Bells in Birrarung Mar were designed by local sculptor Anton Hassel, while the ‘Eagle’ at the Docklands precinct was designed and made in the Macedon Ranges by Bruce Armstrong, reflecting the indigenous creator of the area – Bundjil.

The Flynn brothers of Kyneton are continuing to bring the family business of fine silversmithing to the world, creating trophies for the Australian Grand Prix and The World Cup of Rugby. Their ecclesiastical works hang in the great churches of Australia, and a delicate platypus sits on the Queen's desk at Buckingham Palace. 

A great way to take in this artistic wonder and bounty is to follow the Macedon Ranges Art Trail.  With over 40 artists' studios, and galleries ready to welcome you, download the brochure now and plan your trip.   Macedon Ranges Art Trail Brochure 2013


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Acres Wild Nursery and Black Anther Gallery  (formerly Colenso Gallery)
Acres Wild Nursery and Black Anther Gallery (formerly Colenso Gallery) Acres Wild Indigenous Plant Nursery (est.1992) and Black Anther Gallery are two unique businesses in an oasis like setting in the Woodend business district. Owners Anne and Robin have created a vibrant complex by creatively renovating its dilapidated buildings. The concept was driven largely by their passionate interest and involvement in the natural environemnt, art and the community.
Township: Woodend
Bakery Lane Gallery
Bakery Lane Gallery Bakery Lane Gallery; a little art space developed for big things. Owners Dawn Robinson and Caite Farrugia established the gallery as a space for artists and art appreciators to communicate and educate through the featured works. Specialising in local art, Bakery Lane Gallery is dedicated to revolving exhibitions every month. The Gallery supports up and coming artists through showcasing debutant exhibitions, including contemporary, collaborative exhibitions that present local and interstate artists. The art space is regarded as a celebration of creation and inspiration. Open Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm. For all information, feel free to
Township: Woodend
Malmsbury Historical Society Inc.
Malmsbury Historical Society Inc. Malmsbury Historical Society offers resources for local and family history research relating to Malmsbury, Drummond and environs. Our records room is open 9am - 2 pm most Tuesdays and at other times by prior appointment. Research enquiries can be handled on site at the Mechanics Institute or by mail.
Township: Malmsbury
Woodbine Art
Woodbine Art Woodbine Art, located in the delightful village of Malmsbury, run an exhibition program, mounting eight exhibitions annually. Exhibitions focus on local and Melbourne based artists.
Township: Malmsbury
Nicklebys Antiques
Nicklebys Antiques With a collection of antiques that has been built up over 37 years, Nicklebys offers a large selection of furniture and decorative arts ranging from early 1800's to mid 20th century, all housed in a fine Victorian building. Along with beautiful pieces for the home, the more eccentric taste is catered for, with items from the past rarely seen today.
Township: Kyneton
The Gallery Mt Macedon
The Gallery Mt Macedon The Gallery Mt Macedon encourages and promotes artists from the Macedon Ranges. Focus exhibitions showcase individual artists while group shows celebrate the changing seasons in this beautiful region. Members invite the community to visit their studios for demonstrations and workshops during Open Studio weekend in October as well as encouraging visitors and bus groups during the year.
Township: Mount Macedon
Tin Shed Arts Gallery
Tin Shed Arts Gallery Open Thursday to Monday 10.00am till 5.00pm. Showcasing local artists. We now have a web site www:malmsbury bakery and gallery.com.au New Exhibition opening 1st June 1 till 3pm. Castlemaine artists Geoff Hocking and Stan Perkins, Maldon Artist Stephen Phillis and Melbourne artist Graeme Tardy.
Type: Gallery
Township: Malmsbury
The Mill Malmsbury
The Mill Malmsbury One of Central Victoria’s most significant landmarks, the Mill is a restaurant, function centre and gallery, circa 1861. Visit us for a meal at The Apartment Home Kitchen, open Friday – Sunday. The Apartment also exhibits and sells artwork from Victorian artists. Or why not consider the Mill for your next function or conference.
Township: Malmsbury
Kyneton Museum
Kyneton Museum Take a step back in time and visit the Kyneton Museum in historic Piper Street, Kyneton. The collection reflects the life and times of Kyneton and district from around the 1850s to the 1930s and is housed in a fine bluestone building that was the former Bank of New South Wales built in 1856. MAP Accreditation.
Township: Kyneton
Exhibit Artist Space- Jackie Jackson Gallery
Exhibit Artist Space- Jackie Jackson Gallery Residing on High Street, Kyneton, Exhibit artist space is an art gallery, exhibition space and the working artists studio of Kyneton artist Jackie Jackson. There is always something new and inspiring to see for artists and artlovers alike. Exhibit will host a range of exhibitions in 2013 from local Macedon Ranges artists. Exhibit is holding the "Artemis Connection" the goddess painting and sculpture exhibition for the Kyneton Daffodil Festival 5th -15th September. To be kept up to date on what's currently on at Exhibit artist space visit www.exhibitas.com or email info to join our mailing
Type: Art Gallery
Township: Kyneton
 

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