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Lancefield

Located in the geographic centre of Victoria, the small, charming town of Lancefield made headlines in the scientific journals last century with the discovery of a rich fossil bed of long extinct megafauna.

The palaeontologic treasurehouse of Lancefield Swamp on the edge of town revealed the skeletal remains of about 10,000 animals including a kangaroo twice the size of today's western red, a wombat the size of a rhinoceros, a marsupial lion and a giant flightless bird.

Interestingly, the scientists also discovered evidence that man and the huge animals co-existed for about 7000 years in the region. The fossils are now held by the Victorian Museum.

Architectural centrepiece of Lancefield is Old Macedonia House which was built in 1899 as a three-story hotel to cater for Melbourne's rich and famous and is now the Antique Centre of Victoria. It shares the Main Street with a number of preserved old buildings dating back to the 1860s.

Lancefield: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Lyons Will Estate


Exactly one hour north of Melbourne ??and 550 metres above sea level, Lyons Will Estate is a cool climate winery located in the Macedon Ranges.

Family owned and with ingrained European roots Lyons Will Estate aim to produce wines that ring true to this stunning and rare environment, that is the beauty of the Macedon Ranges.?? Their ethos is simple 'take care of the land and the land will take care of the plants'.

Lyons Will Estate was established in 1996 with its first plants being Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Since then the estate has grown in size to include Gamay and Riesling, making the total area under vine just over 10 acres.

Lyons Will Estate think they have a pretty special patch. All their blocks are hand pruned, hand groomed and hand-picked, ensuring the best quality possible from bud-burst to picking. You can sample the wines at their cellar door, open by appointment.

For more information about Lyons Will Estate and the cellar door visit their website or contact them to make a booking for their cellar door.




60 Whalans Track
Lancefield, VIC, 3435

Located 5.2K from Lancefield

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
Mount Macedon, VIC, 3441

Located 15.9K from Lancefield

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 17.0K from Lancefield

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 Road
Mount Macedon, VIC, 3441

Located 17.8K from Lancefield

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 17.8K from Lancefield

Monument Hill Reserve


Located an hour north of Melbourne in Kilmore, Monument Hill Reserve is a fantastic recreational area perfect for activities such as bush-walking and horse riding.

Situated at the top of the Hill is the Hume and Hovell monument. This was erected to honour the explorers whose expedition played a significant role in establishing the colony of Victoria. The monument is a watchtower from the former Kilmore Gaol. From the top of the monument visitors can look out over Kilmore and the surrounding countryside.

From the monument, follow one of the walking tracks that leads down the ridge to the golf course, cricket club or Kilmore Hospital Reservoir. Local wildlife is abundant. Lizards, birds, echidnas, kangaroos and wallabies can be spotted around the reserve.




Monument Road
Kilmore, VIC, 3764

Located 20.7K from Lancefield

Lancefield: Events

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
2018
      1st Jan


South Rock Road
Hesket, VIC, 3442

Located 12.8K from Lancefield

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
2018
      26th Jan


South Rock Road
Hesket, VIC, 3442

Located 13.3K from Lancefield

Kilmore Celtic Festival


The Kilmore Celtic Festival is a tribute to Kilmore's early Celtic settlers. Kilmore celebrates again their influence on the area in a presentation of Celtic tradition. The emphasis here is on the fun filled music and dance which they have left for us.

You are welcomed to Kilmore to share the pleasure of these traditions. You will find here a spirit of friendship and good old-fashioned country hospitality. So rug up and visit Kilmore for a truly Celtic winter festival.


Event Dates
2017
      24th Jun
      25th Jun


14 Sydney Street
Kilmore, VIC, 3764

Located 19.6K from Lancefield

Lancefield: Travel Tips

Woodend Visitor Information Centre


Woodend is the quintessential modern rural village. Set under wide verandas along the boulevard of the Old Calder Highway, Woodend has cosmopolitan caf?s, bookstores and an eclectic mix of old and new wares for all tastes.

The Woodend Visitor Information Centre provides accurate and up to date information to local residents and visitors to the region, who seek information on accommodation, attractions, events, maps and directions.

The centre offers a comprehensive range of brochures with applicability to the local area and regional Victoria.




High Street
Woodend, VIC, 3442

Located 19.9K from Lancefield

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