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Overview

Kilmore

Embrace the country pace and delve into the past in Kilmore, one of Victoria's oldest inland settlements. Take a slow stroll through an impressive collection of nineteenth century bluestone buildings, hear stories from the past, and ride on a hundred-year-old tram to complete the heritage experience.

Historic streetscapes

Take a second glance at the restaurant, café, or award-winning bed and breakfast you find yourself in; more than 40 buildings in Kilmore are listed on the Register of National Estate.

Dine out in a converted old bluestone building, explore the old gaol, which was built in 1859, then browse the many specialty shops selling a wide range of antiques, arts and local crafts.

Trams and cable cars

Get an old-fashioned transport fix at the tramways museum at Bylands, riding on a tram from 1906 and viewing the 'preserved tramway fleet' of cable cars and electric trams that once serviced Melbourne and Adelaide.

High on the hill

Hike up Mount Disappointment and look for wombats and wallabies, stopping to admire the rich and varied bird life. Try your hand at hang gliding in Tallarook State Park and visit popular rock climbing sites, or take a more sedate scenic drive through the picturesque Valley of a Thousand Hills.

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Road trips and itineraries

Discover the best of the Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges region on your own with a self-guided touring route through natural scenic beauty.

Nature & wildlife

National parks and reserves

Witness wonders like nothing you've seen before in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges from national parks with rugged river gorges to scenic vistas.

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Outdoor activities

Whether you're looking for outdoor adventure or a leisurely stroll, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges offers a range of outdoor activities.

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History and heritage

Feel the history in all you do in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, from generations-old farms to mineral waters discovered during the gold rush.