Top of the Range, Mount Macedon

Macedon Regional Park

The jewel in the crown of the Macedon Ranges
Macedon Regional Park

The Macedon Ranges form the southern end of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range and feature a diverse range of natural and cultural features. The 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 and you can enjoy magnificent views from theMemorial Cross and the Camels Hump viewing platforms.

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Memorial Cross
The Mount Macedon Memorial Cross is the most signifcant war memorial in Victoria after the Shrine of Remembrance.
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Camels Hump
A tall rocky outcrop in the middle of the mountain, a great viewing platform to the north lets you take in great views of Hanging Rock and surrounding countryside.
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Sanitorium Lake
Originally servicing a hospital in the early 1900's, the walk to the lake is wondrous and peaceful. The Sanitorium Lake picnic ground is a great place to stop and enjoy a picnic.
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Top of the Range Tea Rooms
Lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea, group bookings, events and weddings... You name it, we do it! All at the summit of the amazing Mount Macedon. Open 7 days from 10am!
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Walking tracks
The Macedon Regional Park has over 30km of walking tracks! Not too bad for hiking and walking enthusiasts, there are literally days worth of walking tracks!
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Western lookout
Only a short 200 metre stroll from Top of the Range, the western lookout is a great viewing space looking out across the west to the Wombat State Forest.
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Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria manage and look after the Macedon Regional Park, visit their website or you can phone 13 19 63 for more information on this and other parks in Victoria.
- Parks Victoria website
- Macedon Regional Park page
Wildlife in the park
Our park is home to many wonderful native animals.
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Major Mitchell lookout
Named after Major Thomas Mitchell, the man who named Mount Macedon after Philip of Macedon.
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Trigonometry Survey Cairn
This stone survey cairn was built in 1853, and could once be seen from Port Philip Bay.
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"Kurana" Memorial
Memorial at the site of the "Kurana" Douglas DC3 plane crash of November 1948.
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The ANZAC Day dawn service takes place every year at the Memorial Cross on April 25th. Find out more
Harbison picnic ground
Enjoy a leisurely picnic at Harbison Picnic Area - one of the six picnic grounds spread along the ridge of the range. There are gas barbecues, picnic shelters, picnic tables, toilets and park information boards.
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Cameron picnic ground
Just like Cameron Drive; Cameron Picnic Ground is named after William Cameron. Located 2 km before the Memorial Cross Reserve, the quiet picnic ground is a great little stop along the walking track to Camel's Hump.
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Days picnic ground
Days Picnic Area is a large picnic ground with plenty of parking and room for a family day out.
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McGregor's picnic ground
Located about 1km into Cameron Drive from the Mount Macedon Road intersection.
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Baringo picnic ground
A small picnic area at the southern-most end of the Macedon Regional Park.
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Park facilities
The Macedon Regional Park has many BBQ facilities, toilets, picnic grounds and car parks. Visit the pages above to see each attraction's information and list of features.
Kenneth the peacock
Our little Park Ranger, 'Kenneth the Peacock' is quite the celebrity on Mount Macedon. This cute, little, bright-blue guy is always sitting by his favourite window either just eating his bird seed or taking in the atmosphere inside the tea rooms.
Meet Ranger Kenneth
Keep the park clean
Don't forget to take your rubbish home with you, as there are no bins within the park. Be mindful of other park visitors and the environment.
Let it snow!
During winter it can snow several times on Mount Macedon. The altitude of 1,001 metres is usually just enough to get a big enough snow fall for at least a few snowmen and snowballs! Follow us on Facebook and to get the latest updates on when it snows on our great mountain. We even have an up-to-the-minute webcam that broadcasts snow updates!
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Fire danger
The Macedon Regional Park closes on Extreme fire danger days. During fire season, it is safer to be prepared, always follow warnings and signage, and do not light fires in the park.
Autumn colour and leaves
Every Autumn, Mount Macedon and the Macedon Regional Park comes to life with the colour of the changing leaves, a purely stunning event. Make sure you have plenty of space in your camera for this!
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Mount Towrong
Just to the east of Mount Macedon, and within hiking range, sits Mount Towrong... A must visit place for those who don't mind a hike up a steep track.
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