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  • Writer's pictureKat Buttigieg

5 Reasons We Love the Macedon Ranges

Updated: May 7

Sometimes it's not until you go on holidays or visit another region that you truly appreciate where you live. Here are five reasons why we think the Macedon Ranges and surrounds comes out on top.

Major Mitchell Lookout on Mount Macedon

1. The beautiful natural landscape

The stunning undulating Macedon Ranges mountains, Hanging Rock and the Wombat State Forest are just a few of the natural wonders in our region. The air is fresh, the wildlife is abundant and there are countless walking trails and natural landmarks to explore. It is a wonderful place to wind down at the end of the day as the sun sets on our gorgeous horizon and the native birds fly overhead.

2. A great community feel

Whether you are in Macedon, Gisborne, Kyneton, Woodend or the smaller towns in between, the atmosphere is always friendly and laidback. You are likely to bump into people you know down the street and your local butcher, baker and cafe owners probably know you by name. You will also begin to recognise familiar faces at different sports and activities your children attend. It is great to be part of a community where people help you with your shopping, know your regular orders and appreciate loyal customers.

3. An area of creatives

The Macedon Ranges has one of the highest artists per capita in Victoria. It is a vibrant hub of makers, creators, artists and musicians. Whether you are one yourself, want to learn a new craft, or just appreciate and use their products and wares, it is unique and special part of this corner of the world.

4. Country living with an easy commute

You can enjoy living in country style in the Macedon Ranges with a doable commute to Melbourne and other regional cities. From Kyneton you can get to Bendigo or Melbourne within the hour by train. Ballarat and Geelong are not too far either. Whether heading into the bigger cities for work or play, they are an easy distance by car or public transport.

5. Amazing food and wine

We are spoilt for choice for wineries, cafe and restaurants in the Macedon Ranges. If you're a foodie or a wine lover, there are endless places to test out. There are also many great dining options for people with children. Whether you are after Japanese, Thai, traditional pub meals, gluten free, vegan or vegetarian, there are plenty of cuisines and food tastes catered for.

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