Walking & Hiking

Whether you’re after a gentle stroll or a strenuous hike, this region provides many options. Trek through the region’s spectacular surrounds, from the magni?cent Trentham Falls to Mount Franklin’s awesome volcanic crater to the iconic Hanging Rock. Make your way up to the Memorial Cross pinnacle in the Macedon Regional Park. Scale rugged rockfaces in Wombat State Forest or the 300-metre gorge in Lerderderg State Park.

Over 400 species of native plants have been recorded in the Macedon Regional Park and more than 200 species of birds and a wide variety of mammals can be found here including koalas, kangaroos, swamp wallabies, wombats, possums and gliders. There is ample opportunity to explore the Park on foot via a series of walks that make up the Macedon Ranges Walking Track.

Located around the famous mineral springs townships of Daylesford, Hepburn and Hepburn Springs. Here you will find natural mineral springs and relics of the gold mining era set in delightful bush surroundings. More info..

Experience the beauty and seclusion of the Wombat Forest, assisted by GPS technology. No clubs or tours, just you and the company of your choice, or solo if you wish. Choose from a selection of carefully mapped bushwalks in the Wombat Forest according to your tastes and abilities. More info.. 

The Goldfields Track is a point to – point 210km track stretching from Ballarat in the south to Bendigo in the north. It passes through some of the region’s most historic towns and beautiful forests, including Creswick, Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and Castlemaine. You can hike the whole track or split it into smaller sections. More info.. 

For more information call into a local Visitor Information Centre.