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Oceania > Australia > Victoria (state) > Goldfields > Macedon Ranges
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The Macedon Ranges is a popular tourist region just outside of Melbourne, Australia. It falls within the historic Goldfields region of Victoria.

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  • Hanging Rock Recreation Reserve, +61 418 373 032 (ranger), toll-free: 1800 244 711. The 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock, directed by Peter Weir, has made this awe-inspiring location famous. According to the plot, widely believed by many (erroneously) to be a true story, during a private school excursion, two school girls and a teacher went missing from the Rock on Valentine's Day 1901, with no trace of them ever found. The area is well developed, with walking trails, lookouts, interpretive displays, large picnic areas and barbecues, and a cafe. A short exploration of the area with its crevices and sharp drops will show you how easy it would be to disappear here. There is little danger staying on the well marked trails though. Take a picnic. $10 car; $8 motorbike; $4 per person without car.



  • Wineries
  • Antique Stores
  • Scenic Tours
  • Mount Macedon



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