Macedon Ranges Shire

A mere hour from Melbourne, Macedon Ranges offers a magnificent blend of country living and modern convenience.

From the thriving live music scene of Woodend to the boutique shopping, gastronomic and artistic delights of Kyneton, Gisborne, and Malmsbury, Macedon Ranges encapsulates a quality of life most can only dream of.

Known for its cool climate wines, the shire boasts dozens of vineyards and cellar doors, excellent local produce and a wealth of galleries, gardens and gourmet dining.

A paradise for nature lovers, Macedon Regional Park features 30kms of trails through scenic bushland, while iconic Hanging Rock, the Campaspe and Coliban rivers, and more than a dozen bushland reserves ensure abundant opportunities for recreation and relaxation.

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Macedon Ranges

The good life

An excellent mix of housing can be found throughout the region, from picture-perfect period homes, to affordable family options, rural retreats and vacant land. Families are well-catered for, with primary schools in all the bigger towns, and excellent secondary options such as Braemar College, Alice Miller School, Gisborne Secondary College and Kyneton High.

Dozens of golf courses, including the popular Macedon Ranges Golf Course, and excellent sports facilities such as Kyneton Toyota Sports and Aquatic Centre, Woodend Buffalo Sports Stadium and Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct, are a boon for active residents.

Hourly V/Line services between Melbourne and Bendigo keep shire residents well connected.

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Macedon Ranges Shire


Ashbourne, Baynton, Baynton East, Benloch, Bolinda, Bullengarook, Bylands, Carlsruhe, Cherokee, Chintin, Clarkefield, Cobaw, Darraweit Guim, Denver, Drummond, Drummond North, Edgecombe, Fern Hill, Gisborne, Gisborne South, Glenhope, Goldie, Greenhill, Hanging Rock, Hesket, Kerrie, Kyneton, Kyneton South, Lancefield, Lauriston, Macedon, Malmsbury, Monegeetta, Mount Macedon, New Gisborne, Newham, Pastoria, Pastoria East, Pipers Creek, Riddells Creek, Rochford, Romsey, Sidonia, Spring Hill, Springfield, Tantaraboo, Taradale, Toolern Vale, Trentham East, Tylden, Woodend and Woodend North.


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*Data sourced from 2021 Census.
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Area attractions​


Gisborne Peak Winery
Hanging Rock Reserve
Kyneton Botanical Gardens
Turpins Falls
Mount Macedon
Macedon Regional Park
Sanatorium Lake
Forrest Glade Garden
Piper Street

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A reliable snapshot of the property market in Macedon Ranges Shire