Escape the summer heat amid glorious gardens, old-world mansions and the ferns and waterways of Macedon Regional Park.
Look out over Hanging Rock from the top of Mount Macedon, which was originally known as Geburrh in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people.
See exotic plants at Stephen Ryan's Rare Plant Nursery, wander around Sanatorium Lake and relax amid the diverse flora and fauna of Macedon Regional Park.
For a peek into the region's spectacular private gardens, visit on one of the Open Gardens Scheme open days throughout the year.
Pick up fresh local produce from farm gates and provedores, then chat with winemakers at cellar doors, including Hanging Rock, Curly Flat, Cobaw Ridge and Granite Hills.