Victoria Macedon Ranges, Australia Spa Country
Only a short distance from Melbourne, both local tourists and overseas visitors enjoy weekends and breaks away with two wine regions and luxury spas at Dayelsford mineral springs.
People have been enjoying the natural springs and their rejuvanate properties here for over a century. Dayelsford and Hepburn Springs have luxury spas, offering massages where you can release the stress of daily life.
Where ‘Mad Dog‘ Morgan, the notorious bushranger, was believed to have had a hideout at Hanging Rock that later, the film Picnic at Hanging Rock made famous. Formed as a small volcano, mysterious but beautiful Hanging Rock. See photo below.
If you are looking for a gentle stroll there are plenty of easy walks round picturesque country towns such as Daylesford, Kyneton and Sunbury. Wander round the parks and gardens in Mount Macedon, or take a quiet stroll around Lake Daylesford.
The best bushwalking can be found in the national, state and regional parks in the area.
These include the Lederderg State Park, Macedon Regional Park, Werribee State Park, Hepburn Regional Park and Hanging Rock Reserve as well as the Wombat State Forest and the Mt Disappointment State Forest.
There are numerous restaurants in the area, as the Macedon Ranges is known for its culinary excellence. Street cafe’s offer Australian as well as international fare. The Lake House Restaurant is known for its al fresco dining, having won numerous awards over the years for being one of ‘Australia’s Best Restaurants’.
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There are quite a few hotels to choose from, from the budget to 5 star. Private apartments are also a great way to stay in the region and of course there are plenty of motels.
Photo: View of Hanging Rock
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