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Walking & hiking

Take a relaxing scenic stroll through country towns and rolling farmland, or enjoy a challenging hike across rugged escarpments in the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region.

Hiking with purpose

For a serious walk, join the Great Dividing Trail as it passes through the region via the Federation Track from Ballarat to Daylesford, Dry Diggings Track from Daylesford to Castlemaine and the Lerderderg Track from Daylesford to Blackwood.

Get back to nature

If you are looking for a gentle stroll there are plenty of easy walks around picturesque country towns such as Daylesford, Kyneton and Sunbury. Wander around the parks and gardens in Mount Macedon, or take a quiet stroll around Lake Daylesford.

Follow scenic trails

Seek out national, state and regional parks in the area for the best bushwalking trails. 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 Mount Disappointment State Forest.

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Walking & hiking

The Goldfields Track

Walk or ride this superb 200-kilometre trail that connects Ballarat and Bendigo via scenic villages.

Tipperary Walking Track

Trace the route of the old water races cut by miners last century on the Tipperary Walking Track.

Hanging Rock Trail

Climb the now extinct volcano that was made famous by the classic Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Lake Daylesford

Relax by the water with a picnic or barbecue, or stroll the gentle, tree-lined path around the lake.

Forest Ecotourism Walking Trail

Walk through native forests of the Macedon Ranges, passing stands of tall eucalypts and ferns.

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Outdoor activities


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

Nature & wildlife

Parks and gardens

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

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.

Outdoor activities


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