Mount Macedon is our go-to when we have interstate or international guests or want to have a fun day trip. At the top of Mount Macedon is the Memorial Cross which commemorates those who gave their lives in the 1914 – 1918 war.
After the Shrine of Remembrance, many consider the Mount Macedon Memorial Cross to be the most significant war memorial in Victoria and it is a popular destination on ANZAC day where thousands gather for the dawn service each year.
After a short 200m walk from the car park, on a sealed path which is pram and wheelchair friendly, you will reach the Memorial Cross and lookout. The view from the Cross is simply breathtaking and takes in the entire southern plain towards Port Philip Bay. There are other lookouts along the path for those who wish to extend their visit.
The Cross is 21 metres in height and 1001 metres above sea level and was originally unveiled in 1935. The current structure was constructed in 1995 as the old cross was damaged due to storm and fire.
Mount Macedon is great during any season – when it snows in Winter it is a perfect place for free snow play or for enjoying the open gardens of houses you wish you owned in Autumn and Spring.
When visiting you should stop at the Top of the Range Tea Rooms and Gallery for a meal, beverage or Devonshire tea – it’s become an institution! Alternatively, bring your own supplies and stop at one of the six picnic grounds on the 4km stretch of road on Cameron Drive leading to Mount Macedon Memorial Cross Reserve.
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Kenneth, the Park Ranger Peacock and the array of native birds and animals that call the Macedon Regional Park their home!
Location: The end of Cameron Drive, Mount Macedon, Victoria 3441
Website: Parks Victoria look after the Macedon Regional Park http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/macedon-r.p. and the Top of the Range http://topoftherange.net/mountmacedon/ is a great website and will tell you all you need to know!
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