Visit Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges to explore a diverse region shaped by volcanic history. Wander rolling hills, lush valleys and rocky outcrops and discover stunning natural attractions including Mt Franklin, Hanging Rock, Lerderderg Gorge and Trentham Falls.

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

Fast and slow

Get the heart rate pumping along the region's many horseback trails. Scale rugged rock-faces in Wombat State Forest or the 300-metre gorge in Lerderderg State Park.

Slow it down with a round of golf at Hepburn Springs, Trentham or the RACV Goldfields Resort's architect-designed course at Trentham.

Enjoy a spot of fishing in local rivers, streams and reservoirs, brimming with trout and blackfish. For a guaranteed catch, take the kids to the local trout farm where you'll leave with fish for dinner.

Bush trails

Walk the tracks and trails through the region's spectacular surrounds, from misty Trentham Falls to the volcanic crater of Mount Franklin and the eerie dormant volcano that is Hanging Rock.

Look out for gold mining relics on a stroll through Hepburn Regional Park, watch out for native wildlife on a hike up Mount Piper, or climb up to the Memorial Cross pinnacle in the Macedon Regional Park.

Fun on two wheels

With long-distance trails, village rides and mountain bike tracks available, there's plenty on offer for every kind of cyclist.

Take a white-knuckle mountain bike ride through rugged bushland in the Macedon Regional Park. Cruise from Woodend to Trentham on the Three Town Scenic Route or hit the Goldfields Track, the 210-kilometre trail that takes in Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Creswick.

Plan before you go

Make sure you check weather and terrain conditions and pack plenty of water before you embark on an outdoor adventure. Keep up-to-date with the latest warnings and advice via the Parks Victoria and Vic Emergency websites. 


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