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Outdoor activities

Whether you're looking for strenuous outdoor adventure or simply seeking some gentle exercise to walk off last night's degustation, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges has a range of outdoor activities to suit.

Walk this way

Bushwalk through the region's spectacular surrounds, from the magnificent Trentham Falls to the awesome volcanic crater of Mount Franklin and the iconic, eerie dormant volcano that is Hanging Rock. Scale rugged rockfaces in Wombat State Forest or the 300-metre gorge in Lerderderg State Park. Make your way up to the Memorial Cross pinnacle in the Macedon Regional Park.

Action for the advanced and beginners

If you want to get the heart-rate pumping, follow one of the many trails on horseback., or take a white-knuckle mountain bike ride through rugged bushland.

Improve your handicap on one of the region's golf courses. Try your hand at fishing the local rivers, streams and reservoirs, or at a local trout farm if you're after a guaranteed catch.

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Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities

Walking and hiking

Take a relaxing stroll or a more challenging hike past mineral springs and extinct volcanos in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

Outdoor activities

Cycling

Take advantage of the quiet roads, cool climate, and easy access, to cycle around the charming towns dotted around Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

Outdoor activities

Golf

Bring your golf clubs to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges to make the most of a diverse range of scenic and well-established greens.

Outdoor activities

Fishing

Spend a few peaceful hours fishing in local rivers and reservoirs in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges or at Tuki Trout Farm for a guaranteed catch.

Outdoor activities

Camping

Spend a night under the stars at camping areas in the main state and regional parks including Lerderderg State Park and Hepburn Regional Park.

Outdoor activities

Horses and horse riding

Settle into the saddle and explore magnificent Wombat State Forest, Mt Disappointment State Forest, Lerderderg State Park and the Gisborne Ranges.

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Touring routes 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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Parks and gardens

Visit immaculate gardens dotted around Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, find lush tranquil forests, rolling farmland, and natural mineral springs.

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Wildlife

Glimpse quirky Australian wildlife such as echidna, wombat, colourful rosellas and other birdlife plus the locals at Hanging Rock reserve.