A Weekend Getaway – Macedon Ranges
If you are visiting Melbourne and are not very enthusiastic about the urban monuments and infrastructure but, want to explore the intriguing natural beauty of Australia with luxurious accommodation while wining and dining in a lush green mountain getaway then Macedon Ranges is just the place for you. With its natural beauty, gourmet outlook on life and renowned vineyards this place refreshes the spirit.
There are lot of things to do in Macedon from a relaxing stay at the resort and rejuvenating in spas and bathhouses to just experiencing the serenity of place.
You will be enticed by its unique shape and beauty which was formed due to six million year old volcanic activity. Hanging Rock has been a picnic spot since European settlement. Prior to European settlement, the area was significant to the Woiwurrung (or Wurundjeri), Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung peoples, the local Indigenous clans of the area who are recognised as inhabiting the area for at least 26000 years. They previously used the area as a meeting place but did not climb the rock as they believed it to be haunted. It is this indigenous legend that is said to have inspired the fictional story Picnic at Hanging Rock. The rock is subject to an extensive reserve of information related to geology and history.
Spas and Bathhouses
A relaxing stay is incomplete without spas. With the abundance of mineral springs in the area the spa therapy of the Macedon ranges is far more revitalizing than any other spa in another location.The prominent spas in the area are mineral spa at peppers springs retreat, premium Salus spa at lake house, the renowned Hepburn bathhouse and spa, iconic Shizuka Ryokan and day spa retreat and Daylesford day spa.
Mount Macedon is one of the highest peaks in the range and its mountains feature a diverse range of scenic flora and fauna. A visit to this mesmerising range can include picnics and bushwalking along the park while enjoying its diverse natural beauty.
Vineyards and Wineries
The interest of various food and wine manufacturers continues to grow across the Macedon Ranges. Be refreshed, breathe in the fresh air and taste the very fine wine from high quality grapes. It is an ideal place to be for wine lovers who want to enjoy wine tasting in the scenic beauty of the Macedon Ranges.