Our day will begin meeting at Southern Cross Station with introductions and time for coffees before boarding the train for a relaxing 1 hour journey up to the historic town of Macedon from where we still start our hike through the beautiful Macedon Ranges. For the first hiking leg of the day you will be guided through the native bush along part of the Macedon Ranges Walking track and past magnificent estates for about 1 1/2 hours (4.5km) until we reach the perfectly situated Mount Macedon Village. Here you will have time to recharge, wander the local Cooperative Gallery and enjoy lunch (own expense) at the local's favourite spot- The Trading Post. After lunch we begin the second and most beautiful walking section of the day- a climb (approx 30 minutes) to the summit of Mt Towrong enjoying views across to Memorial Cross on top of neighbouring Mount Macedon and down at the valley below. Then continue on taking various paths through the forest ending back in Mount Macedon (approx 2 hours in total including breaks) from where we will spend time and relax in one of the famous Gardens (entrance fee included) enjoying the foliage and a well deserved picnic afternoon tea! Our final walk will be a gentle 1 hour stroll back down to Macedon via Stanley Bushland Park, maybe spotting a koala or two! and the famous Honour Avenue before boarding the train back to Melbourne.
Hi, I'm Sharnee - outdoor enthusiast, passionate hiker and food lover who believes a perfect day involves a beautiful walk, a delicious piece of cake, barista coffee and a cold local brew! My journey goes back a long way. I have been hiking around the world for over a decade and spent years working for outdoor company Paddy Pallin, being trained by experts and learning everything there is to know about bushwalking until finally a few years ago I decided to get trained and start leading groups. I began with YHA Bushwalking Victoria trying to get away from the usual tourist hiking spots and finding local food gems (of course!). Three years later I have decided to take the plunge and use my passion and expertise to start WalkEatLive -Hiking day tours for small groups of fellow nature and food lovers. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Hiking Snacks & Picnic Afternoon Tea
Entrance to Forest Glade Gardens
V-Line Regional Train Tickets
Rain Ponchos & First Aid
The day will include 3 hikes, with a total walking time of between 4 and 5 hours taking in various different parts of the Macedon Ranges, including the historic townships of Macedon and Mount Macedon with lunch at local favourite - The Trading Post. Also depending on the group and weather, there are options to extend or shorten the Mount Towrong section of walking which includes a steep and sometimes rocky (but not technical) ascent.
最多8人參加，年齡須滿18歲。 Prior hiking experience is not necessary as it is not a technical hike however a good general level of fitness is required as we will be walking for approximately 4-5 hours in total.
Hiking boots or comfortable sneakers
Do not stress if you are a slow walker! We will be walking as a group the whole time stopping as often as you need to chat, take in the scenery, take photos and snack along the way. It is your day to enjoy :)
Macedon Ranges Hiking Day Trip