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Macedon Regional Park

Sunrise Camels Hump
from Andrew
Mount Macedon
from Casey Dolcetta
Moody Lake
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Fabulous Fungi
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Sanitorium Lake - always gorgeous
from Andrew
Gorgeous Greenery
from Andrew
The Cross
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Mount Macedon Memorial Cross
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Mt Macedon
from Wayne
Camel's Hump
from Wayne
Mt Macedon
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Memorial Cross
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Sanatorium Lake
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Fall in Macedon
from Hadi Hezaveh
Mt Macedon
from James Rodrigo
Winter Glory on Sanctuary Lake
from James Rodrigo
Sancturay Lake
from James Rodrigo
Camels Hump
from David Wheeler
Macedon RP
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Macedon bushland
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Macedon Cross
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  • Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. See Map 17: Macedon Regional Park for locations of the closures. at Macedon Regional Park, Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Park Statistics

  • Established:August 1988
  • Area:2165.1ha
Camp fires
Dog walking
Horse riding
Medium walk / Day walk
Scenic drive
Short walk

The Macedon Ranges form the southern end of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range and feature a diverse range of natural and cultural points of interest. The 2,379-hectare park protects forested land along the ridge of the range and offers great opportunities for bushwalking, scenic drives and picnics.

Mount Macedon is one of the highest peaks in the range; enjoy magnificent views from the Mount Macedon Memorial Cross and the Camels Hump viewing platforms. It is also home to echidnas, koalas, wallabies, wombats, possums and gliders and over 150 bird species.

Getting here

Mount Macedon can be accessed via the Calder Freeway. Take the Mount Macedon Road exits north of Gisborne or Woodend exit and follow the signs to Macedon Regional Park.

Things to see and do

Enjoy a leisurely picnic at one of six picnic grounds spread along the ridge of the range. There is ample opportunity to explore the park on foot via a series of walks of varied levels, that make up the Macedon Ranges Walking Track.

A number of multi-purpose tracks below Bawden – Douglas Road and other specified roads and tracks within the park provide cyclists with a variety of terrain and landscape to explore. Horse riding is also permitted in the park, and riders should remain on defined roads and tracks.

A network of sealed and unsealed roads allow you to take in the stunning scenery of the park by car. After the Shrine of Remembrance, Mount Macedon Memorial Cross is considered to be the most significant war memorial in Victoria.

Located on the summit of the mountain within the War Memorial Cross Reserve, this imposing structure stands 21 metres high and commemorates all those who served in wars and conflicts.

Located at the summit of Mount Macedon, Top of the Range tearooms is open 7 days a week 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tel: (03) 5427 3466.


The sealed pathways to the Memorial Cross and the Major Mitchell lookout are suitable for the mobility impaired, however there are steps at the base of the Cross. All-access toilets are located at Harbison and Days picnic grounds. You will find fireplaces, picnic tables and all-access toilets at Days picnic ground. Harbison Picnic Area offers gas barbecues, picnic shelters, picnic tables, and all-access toilets. McGregors Picnic area also provides fireplaces, picnic tables and toilets.


Dogs must be controlled on a leash at all times. Clean up after your dog.  

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

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