Walking Since 1939

Macedon Ranges Walking Trail Circuit


Distance: 17km

Walk Description

Please join me on a mid-winter Mt Macedon circuit walk.

We will be setting off from the Mt Macedon Village at about 9am.
I’ll be parked along side the large pine trees on Mt Macedon road, a little up from the Mt Macedon Hotel. Approximately 702 Mt Macedon Rd.The GPS coordinates for car parking are approximately here. (Note the area has changed from street view and has marked parking)

I have a silver Subaru Forester, Registration – XAC-030

From here we visit some of the Mt Macedon areas of interest, including;

Mt Macedon memorial cross – with it’s city vista views
various lookouts along the way
camels hump – Highest point in the area
Sanatorium Lake – Sanatorium’s old water supply
Mt Towrong – beautiful views from the other side of the valley.

It’s about 17 Kays all up, mostly at reasonable altitude so please be prepared for cold weather walking.
It’s always colder up there than Melbourne so please ensure you consider this! If we are “lucky” we may even see snow!.

Please email me directly with any questions or if you need more information about the difficulty of this walk.
I would rate it a 3.5 – Medium-hard walk, with time of year and distance making it a degree of difficulty higher than normal walks. There is a small amount of rock scrambling (on track).

This walk will not be advertised on Meetup, it’s YHA website only.

Car pooling can be initiated by emailing me;  Name, Suburb, Driver or Rider?, if Driver – how many people are you willing to take? You may wish to provide me with an intended route at that stage if you feel it may help. I will then connect drivers with riders via email and arranging the carpooling will be arranged exclusively by the drivers from this point.

Please click here for Car-pooling information including what you should tip your uber driver!

Booking is  required for this walk.   I will confirm your acceptance on the walk, or not, via email.

What to bring:

• Day pack
• Sufficient water (2 litres, more on hot summer days)
• Lunch and snacks
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details.   If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.

Booking Fee:

Please pay the leader CASH at the start of the walk, NO credit cards.

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the

Car-pooling page. Please bring cash for this purpose.

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Activity Date(s)


July 13, 2019 9:00 am


July 13, 2019 4:00 pm







Daniel G

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