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Local Attractions


Maplewood is your base to discover that the Macedon Ranges is renowned for it's fresh air, gardens, wineries, restaurants, antiques, walks, bushtracks, and other attractions and events. Below is just a few....

Macedon Ranges Memorial Cross


The Mount Macedon War Memorial Cross Reserve is located 4km along Cameron Drive from the summit of Mount Macedon Road.The 21m high Memorial Cross is 800m from the car park. The structure was erected by a private citizen, Mr William Cameron, in the 1930s to commemorate those who died in World War I and to provide work for the unemployed in the depression.

It is considered Victoria's most significant war memorial after the Shrine.
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Hanging Rock


The rock has been a popular picnicking spot since late in the 19th century. Its usage as the setting for Joan Lindsay's novel Picnic at Hanging Rock is based upon the St Valentine's Day picnic attended by the students of Clyde School in the 1930s and 1940s. The story was later made into a lyrical film by Peter Weir.

The surrounding reserve, open from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. every day, has over 100 indigenous flora species which are particularly evident in spring and summer. There are also over 40 bird species, goannas and nine mammals including the greater glider, koala, kangaroo, wallaby and echidna.
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The Gardens of Tieve Tara


Come & enjoy the magic of this 7½ acre wonderland as featured in - Your Garden, Weekly Times, Domain, Snapshot, Getaway & more.
As the seasons change, so does this amazing garden, which is open for all to enjoy, from the end of March 'till the beginning of May, & Mid-October 'till the end of November.

Address: 751 Mt. Macedon Rd, Mt. Macedon
Mob: 0418 337 813 (Judith)

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.

Dicksonia Rare Plant Nursery


Run by local TV celebrity, author and horticulturist, Stephen Ryan. Dicksonia Rare Plants offers a wide range of unusual plants from cooler climates around the world. It is open from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. from Friday to Tuesday.

Address: 686 Mount Macedon Rd.
Phone: (03) 5426 3075

Camel's Hump

Follow the Mount Macedon Rd through and beyond the Mt Macedon township. After 3 km the road reaches the summit where there is an intersection. Take the signposted turnoff on the left into Cameron Drive. A short distance along is a carpark on the right-hand side of the road. There is an information board and map. This is the starting point for a short walk to the Camel's Hump (1010 m), an isolated extrusion of solidified lava which is very popular with abseilers.