FIRE DANGER in Macedon Regional Park today (Friday 3/02/2023) is:
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Historic Survey Cairn

Unique piece of Victorian history

Fire observation, and communications towers at the summit of Mount Macedon
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Places to visit

Historic Survey Cairn

This eight metre high cairn was built in the 1860s as a reference point for land surveys. It is one of only three mortared stone Geodetic Triangulation Cairns in Victoria.

How to get to Historic Survey Cairn

Start at Harbison Picnic Ground, located next to the tea rooms. Then head north along one of the two short walking trails, in 300m from the car park you will reach the survey cairn. Be careful when crossing the road next to the cairn.

Macedon Regional Park Summit Precinct

Things to see and do

  • Historical monument

Facilities

  • Information board
  • Car parking
Geodesic Survey Cairn
Information board
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Macedon Regional Park

So much to explore, only 45 minutes from Melbourne

  • Camels Hump
    A rocky outcrop known as a Mamelon... The camels hump pushes Mount Macedons height to 1,010 metres above sea level
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  • Sanatorium Picnic Ground
    Stop for a picnic before heading to the eco-trail
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  • Sanatorium Lake
    Quiet, cool, and full of flora... the lake is a must see on your visit to the park
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  • Cameron Picnic Ground
    The smallest picnic ground in the park, this area is a great pit stop on a walk from the tea rooms to Camels Hump.
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