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Hanging Rock
Mount Macedon
Riddells Creek

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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Festivals & Events

On any weekend in the Macedon Ranges, you will find colourful and vibrant activities, events and markets.


No matter when you visit the Macedon Ranges, you’re sure to witness a magical event, whether it is a rustic farmers’ market, a high-class arts event, or an enthusiastic horse racing meeting.festivals

Hanging Rock Reserve is the home for major events throughout the year in the Macedon Ranges.  The Age Harvest Picnic annually held in February, presents a fabulous array of produce, and The Rock is the venue for the Macedon Ranges Car Club Display, the largest gathering of vintage, specialist, and rare vehicles in one place outside of Melbourne.

Each year, The Rock is home to a screening of Peter Weir’s famous movie “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and the overnight Camp Out.

Country race meetings are a must do, The Hanging Rock Picnic Races on New Years Day and Australia Day attract people from all over the state for the carnival atmosphere, and the Kyneton Cup, held the day after the Melbourne Cup, is one of the largest race days in regional Victoria.

The Woodend Winter Arts Festival over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend is developing a reputation as one of the best-regarded fine music and arts festivals in the country.

The annual food and wine hallmark event in the Macedon Ranges is Budburst, held over an extended period in November. Wineries, vineyards, and public buildings throughout the region open their gates and doors to taste, relax and enjoy the flavours of the Macedon Ranges.

Farmers Markets are held nearly every weekend in some corner of the region, and local arts and crafts groups exhibit continuously in galleries, Mechanics Halls, and private residences.  For plant buffs and lovers of all things natural, the Open Gardens Scheme draws many visitors to the Macedon Ranges year after year.

Click on the seasonal links below to discover what's happening throughout the year, and the market link to find the best of local produce and offerings on just about any weekend.