Hanging Rock
 
Mount Macedon lookout
 
Mount Bogong
 
 
 
 
Daylesford and The Macedon Ranges

The small township of Mount Macedon lies part way up the mountain of the same name, located between the town of Macedon at the base and the actual mountain peak which soars to a height of just over 1,000 metres above sea level.

Close to an hour's drive with car hire Melbourne, this is a great spot to visit to escape the heat and enjoy the local wines and fruits of the region. With the Great Dividing Range and Central Highlands as a backdrop, visit attractions such as the Hanging Rock, and the Macedon National Park which has plenty of beautiful camping sights to choose from. The Cope Williams Winery, Mount Macedone Winery and Cobaw Ridge offer excellent local wine tasting and stunning scenery in every direction.

The Camels Hump is the highest point in the Macedon Ranges, located near the start of Cameron Drive. Several walking tracks depart from the Camels Hump car park, with the most scenic being the steep 500 metre path that ascends to the peak. The viewing platform at the peak offers panoramic views to the north and west.

Mount Macedon also has incredible gardens open to the public. There are a number of historical grand Victorian homes with exquisite English gardens that most attractive in autumn when the leaves of the many deciduous trees transform into bright and blazing colours.

Tour the Macedon Ranges and take in what the region is best known for - historic stone buildings, glimpses of Mount Macedon at every corner, boutique cellar doors, fresh farm produce, boutique shops with windows full of treats, exquisite gardens, all manner of specialist art galleries, and restaurant and cafe serving the best of local produce.

The Macedon area region produces some of Australia's best sparkling wine, and the ranges' high altitude and cool climate provide perfect conditions for elegant chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz. Most of the local wineries boast their own label of 'Macedon', the term commonly used for their sparkling wines, but there is also award-winning riesling and cabernet sauvignon, all produced in small-scale, family-owned wineries.