Getting There & Getting Around
The Macedon Ranges are less than an hour's drive from Melbourne along the Calder Freeway, which is a continuation of the Tullamarine Freeway. Follow the signs towards Bendigo until you reach Gisborne, and then move off the freeway. V/Line (tel. 13 61 96 in Australia) trains from Melbourne to Bendigo pass through the Macedon Ranges, stopping at stations including Macedon, Woodend, Kyneton, and Malmsbury. Fares range from A$16 round-trip to Macedon to A$26 round-trip to Malmsbury.
Plan your own discovery of the region with personalized tours in a Jaguar with local Lyn Currie. Jag Tours Kyneton (tel. 0428 312 798 mobile phone) will customize a tour for up to four people and take you anywhere for as long as you want, for about A$70 an hour.
There are two visitor information centers in the region: the Woodend Visitor Centre, 711 High St., Woodend, and the Kyneton Visitor Information Centre, 127 High St., Kyneton. Both share the same telephone information line (tel. 1800/244 711) and are open daily 9am to 5pm. The website www.visitmacedonranges.com is also a good source of information.