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Duneira, Mt Macedon


Visit Duneira, a historic house and garden at Mt Macedon, just 50 minutes from Melbourne. With its own magical climate and fresh air, Duneira is a place of timeless elegance and beauty, with a touch of old England.

Duneira is a living cultural centre that aims to invigorate and inspire people of all ages and stages in life. Here you will find rare and historically important botanical plants, the significant library featuring antiquarian books, artwork collection and concert and event series.

The 1875 historic Victorian homestead is in excellent condition and is warm and inviting. Bookings for private functions are most welcome, including tour groups (garden, house, art), student visits, conferences, weddings and staff training days and can help with catering on request.

Enjoy the cultural activities unique in Australia's cultural setting, generously supported by the S.R. Stoneman Foundation, in the manner of the great European and American philanthropic collections.

Come and enjoy. Be inspired.




1 Officer Lane
Mount Macedon, VIC, 3441

Located 4.0K from Cherokee

The Gallery Mt Macedon


The Gallery Mt Macedon is an arts collective of local artists showing paintings, ceramics, textiles, wood, photography, glass, origami and jewellery. In addition to original art works and focus exhibitions bimonthly, the gallery offers special events, artists at work at Woodend Winter Arts Festival and unique Wearables parade in Spring.

The gallery represents a creative gem in the hub of Mt Macedon Village. Members encourage visitors and bus groups.




684 Mount Macedon Road
Mount Macedon, VIC, 3441

Located 4.0K from Cherokee

Macedon Regional Park


The Macedon Ranges form the southern end of Victoria's Great Dividing Range and feature a diverse range of natural and cultural features. The 2,379 hectare park protects forested land along the ridge of the range and offers great opportunities for bushwalking, scenic drives and picnics.

Mount Macedon is one of the highest peaks in the range and you can enjoy magnificent views from the Mount Macedon Memorial Cross and the Camels Hump viewing platforms.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Mount Macedon Rd
Mount Macedon, VIC, 3441

Located 4.1K from Cherokee

Ard Choille Heritage Garden


The Ard Choille Heritage Garden is both botanically and historically one of the best of the renowned Mt Macedon gardens, which as a group represent one of the most important and significant collections of Nineteenth Century gardens in Australia.

Ard Choille is unusual in the context of Mount Macedon gardens for its siting on the Northern, rather than the Southern slopes of Mt Macedon.

Ard Choille, was described by the National Trust of Victoria as one of the 12 outstanding gardens of Mt Macedon, and amongst these select gardens Ard Choille is especially noted as being of exceptional interest.

Ard Choille captures the feel of a gracious and inspirational 19th century garden and has taken full advantage of the unique cool climate with a huge array of exotic trees and shrubs. What you can expect to see in a stroll through its majesty are Birches, Beeches, Elms, Oaks, Firs, Lindens, Rowans, Dogwoods, Conifers and numerous tree ferns. There are also masses of rhododendrons, camellias, hydrangeas and thousands of daffodil bulbs .

The garden includes a rare 19th Century metal shade house, which is individually classified by the National Trust and is still used today.

Please note, bookings are essential.




80 Turner Avenue,
off Braemar College road out of Woodend. By appointment only
Mount Macedon, VIC, 3441

Located 5.4K from Cherokee

Dromkeen Art Gallery and Tea Room


The Dromkeen Art Gallery is a beautiful colonial homestead at Riddells Creek, Victoria. The Gallery houses a unique collection of original children's illustrations, artwork and manuscripts from Australian children's literature, particularly picture books.

The collection includes not only finished illustrations and artwork, but also preliminary artworks such as sketches, storyboards and dummy books revealing the creative processes behind book production.

The Tea Room provides coffee, tea, a selection of delicious cakes, devonshire tea, toasted sandwiches, specialty pies and weekly specials such as soup and pasta. Breakfast is served all day on Saturday.

Please visit the website for more information.




1012 Kilmore Road
Riddells Creek, VIC, 3431

Located 8.4K from Cherokee

Cherokee: Events

Open Garden at Waterview, Macedon


Visit an elegant country garden in the foothills of Mt Macedon.

Waterview is bursting with spring flowers and crab apple, cherry and other fruit tree blossoms.

Discover the azaleas beneath the wisteria arbour and relax by the large ornamental pool.

A delightful garden to enjoy with a picnic with friends and family.


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct
      23rd Oct


36 Hedderwick Lane
Macedon, VIC, 3440

Located 6.3K from Cherokee

New Years Day Races at Hanging Rock


Join in all the fun of Racing at the Rock on New Years Day.

Located within the natural amphitheater of Hanging Rock, the day is a ideal way to recharge your battery with your friends and family after a big New Years Eve.

Racing at the Rock is a unique experience with plenty of thoroughbred racing at the base of the rock, food, wine, big screen on site, activities for the kids and live music, it's easy to laze the day away under one of the elms lining the track.

Hanging Rock is less than one hours drive from Melbourne CBD, Bendigo and Ballarat or you can catch a VLine train to Woodend Station and be met by a shuttle bus which will take you to and from the track.

Please note that the Liquor Licence does not permit alcohol to be brought on to the racecourse. Beach umbrella's and shade structures not permitted within the racecourse for safety reasons.


Event Dates
2017
      1st Jan


South Rock Road
Hesket, VIC, 3442

Located 6.6K from Cherokee

Hanging Rock Market


Hanging Rock is a quality arts, crafts and gourmet food market set as the beautiful Hanging Rock Reserve.

Now you can enjoy more than a picnic at Hanging Rock, Craft Markets Australia are hosting a special craft and produce markets at this well known tourism icon. Visitors can expect to find an excellent variety of both local and regional stalls offering quality Australian made products, delicious gourmet foods and fresh home grown produce.

The Macedon Ranges are less than an hour's drive from Melbourne along the Calder Freeway and only half that time from Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport. Hanging Rock is easily accessed from the A79 Calder Freeway which passes by on the eastern side of Woodend or via Mt Macedon or from the M31 Hume Highway by turning off at Kilmore and travelling through Lancefield, or alternatively from Wallan via Romsey. There's ample parking, great public amenities and easy walking


Event Dates
2016
      30th Oct


South Rock Road
Woodend, VIC, 3442

Located 6.9K from Cherokee

Open Garden at Lewisham, Macedon


Visit a large, romantic and beautifully presented country garden with views of Mt Macedon. Streams and lakes with ducks and geese sit among expansive lawns, hedges and wide garden beds.

Enjoy the borders filled with flowering shrubs, spring bulbs, roses, crab apples and weeping cherries. Admire the vegetable garden. Bring a picnic or select from the refreshments provided.


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct
      23rd Oct


305 Mount Macedon Road
Macedon, VIC, 3440

Located 6.9K from Cherokee

Australia Day Races at Hanging Rock


Why not get out of the house and celebrate over 125 years of Racing at the Rock by spending Australia Day at one of the most iconic venues in Australia - Hanging Rock.

Come and enjoy the best Country Racing has to offer with a great day at the Rock which is located within the beautiful Macedon Ranges. You would struggle to find a more unique environment to enjoy a day at the races with family, friends or work colleagues.

There is a range of activities available with kids activities, live music, food stalls, big screen on site to view all the local and metro racing and much more.

The Rock is only an hour's drive from Melbourne's CBD, Bendigo, Seymour and Ballarat or you can catch VLine to Woodend Station to be met by shuttle buses to the race course and then back again to the station.

Please note that the Liquor Licence does not permit alcohol to be brought on to the racecourse. Beach umbrellas and shade structures not permitted within the racecourse for safety reasons.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Jan


South Rock Road
Hesket, VIC, 3442

Located 7.2K from Cherokee

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