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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 of 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 and the fourth weekend of the month.

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 7.6K from Rochford

Ard Choille Heritage Garden


The Ard Choille Heritage Garden is both botanically and historically one of the best of the renowned Mount 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 Mount Macedon.

Ard Choille, was described by the National Trust of Victoria as one of the 12 outstanding gardens of Mount 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 9.7K from Rochford

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 10.8K from Rochford

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 11.6K from Rochford

Rochford: Events

Sand Art Gallery


Sand Sculpting Gallery is an attraction showcasing sculptures made in sand by some of the world's best sand sculptors.

Sand sculptors form Belgium, Holland, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, Russia, Poland and Czech Republic have been brought together for the first time together in Australia. They have sculpted creative and artistic sculptures to the theme 'The Art of Music'.

The sculptures are housed in state of the art and architecturally designed marquee tents to showcase this brilliant art form in a stunning gallery display. Come and view the creative sculptures in the unique ways each sculptor was inspired by the theme.

The attraction is also a family fun day with a sandpit for the kids. Here children can utilise unique sand shaping tools to create amazing caterpillars lady bugs flowers and other clever designs. Food, coffee merchandise and wine tasting is also available on a picturesque winery in Macedon Ranges Romsey.


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160 Glenfern Road
Romsey, VIC, 3434

Located 4.6K from Rochford

Australian View exhibition by Margaret Morgan


Australian View Exhibition at Mad Gallery in Lancefield.

Mainly exhibiting new paintings, will feature floral, landscape and still-life paintings.

Come and view these amazing works of art.


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19 High Street
Lancefield, VIC, 3435

Located 6.4K from Rochford

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 6.6K from Rochford

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 7.3K from Rochford

New Years Eve at Grange Cleveland Winery


Celebrate New Year's Eve with a tailored package at Cleveland Winery Estate.

Located 30 minutes from Melbourne Airport, Cleveland Winery is set in the heart of Macedon ranges wine region.

The restaurant has extraordinary views of the vineyard, the farm animals and the surrounding rolling ranges.

Enjoy a sumptuous three course festive dinner, with a complimentary glass of Cleveland Estate Sparkling Brut. Celebration theme and music entertainment. The restaurant opens for bookings from 6:00pm until late.

Cleveland Winery offer a range of winery accommodation so you can wake up rested to the glorious country freshness of a brand new year amongst the vines. Stroll into the restaurant for breakfast and take in a wine tasting in our new underground cellar experience.

Gather your friends and family and make it a stylish winery celebration and memorable start to the new year.


Event Dates
2017
      31st Dec


55 Shannons Road
Lancefield, VIC, 3435

Located 7.6K from Rochford

Hanging Rock Makers Market


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

Entry to the reserve is half price on market day - $5, normally $10.

Now you can enjoy more than a picnic at Hanging Rock, Craft Markets Australia host this special craft and produce market 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
2017
      28th Oct


South Rock Road
Woodend, VIC, 3442

Located 9.3K from Rochford

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