Follow the Western Highway to Melton through the thoroughbred country that has been home to some of Australia's most famous racehorses then on to the striking 1800s architecture of Bacchus Marsh and Ballan. In the north, the Wombat State Forest and Lerderderg State Park offer stunning natural attractions before arriving in the Spa Country of Daylesford.
The nearby town of Hepburn Springs is a fantastic way to unwind thanks to the naturally occurring mineral water springs that flow freely from the ground. In Daylesford, the charming craft shops and fantastic galleries will give you plenty to explore while the Trentham Falls are a must see stop on your way to the famous Hanging Rock, an amazing natural attraction made famous by the Australian movie.
The Macedon Ranges are home to stunning mid to late 1800s architecture and was once the main thoroughfare from Melbourne to the famous goldfields. Much of the early pioneer charm remains in Lancefield, Kyneton and Romsey and the area is also home to a number of fine cold climate wine producers with cellar doors open daily for wine tasting and purchasing. The return journey to Melbourne takes you through Sunbury, famous for as the 'birthplace of the Ashes', Kilmore and along the Hume Highway.
Drive Time: Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Drive Time: Approx. 1 hour
Drive Time: Approx. 1 hour 45 minutes