The Macedon Ranges boasts an thriving local gourmet food and wine culture. There's plenty of sights to see too from the floral landscapes of nurseries and gardens to one of the most iconic natural landmarks in Australia, Hanging Rock.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Melbourne, the Hume, Calder and Western highways and the Tullamarine Freeway all lead to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges. Once there, an extensive network of peaceful back roads weave through the region to the essential indulgences of wineries, art galleries, country pubs and cafes, and secluded B&B cottages.
V/line have several train lines that service the area. Local bus companies travel between all the major towns and stop at all the region's train stations.
We sat down with Tim Austin, the Chef and Owner of La Bonta to find out his secret tips the region, because you should always trust where the chefs eat. In particular, Tim really loves Kyneton, he's been living and working in Kyneton for over 5 years.
If you're in the area, check out our events for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2018:
Whole hog served Tex-Mex style in a West Footscray block party
Harley and Rose, West Footscray
Pizzini pop-up cellar door with barrel tastings plus fabulous salumi bar
Project Forty Nine, Collingwood
Indulgent picnic lunch & lawn games in our stunning English gardens
The Mansion Hotel And Spa, Werribee
A WA chef making native ingredients a staple
House of Food and Wine - Hotel, Melbourne