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.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.