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Woodend - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located approximately 70 km north-west of Melbourne, in the beautiful Macedon Ranges is the small town of Woodend. For most visitors to Woodend the town is encapsulated by its charming High Street precinct, with its historical buildings and clock tower.

Between some of the festival events found throughout the region, you should take the opportunity to spend some time browsing and enjoying all that is on offer.

Activities and attractions include exploring the reputed hideout of infamous bushrangers such as ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan, the famous ‘Hanging Rock’, the scenic bushland of Macedon Regional Park, self-guided cycling tour, visiting the wineries and cellar doors for some wine-tasting, enjoying a bit of golf with the panoramic views to be had from the eleventh hole, and browsing the antiques and craft shops, as well as partaking of the local produce in the restaurants and cafes.

Today the town continues to have the ambience of a resort town, and its streetscape features a number of historical buildings and a clock tower. The highlight of any visit is to climb Hanging Rock, which featured in Peter Weir's film Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Check out our listing of Woodend accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Woodend Visitor Information Centre
High Street
WOODEND VIC 3442
Ph: +61 3 5427 2033
Freecall: 1800 244 711 (within Australia)
Fax: +61 3 5427 3917
Email

Maps of the Macedon Ranges, including Woodend, are available from Macedon Ranges Shire Council.

Open
7 days per week 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
Macedon Ranges Visitor Information Service
MSN Map of Woodend, Victoria, Australia
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Woodend Attractions

Hanging Rock
• Just outside Woodend is the famed ‘Hanging Rock’, the setting for the atmospheric movie ‘Picnic At Hanging Rock’, by Peter Weir. With it's peculiar rock formations, crevices and maze of nooks, it is easy to spook yourself in the early morning mist or at dust. The view from the top is also worth a look.
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Woodend Events

• Victoria Events
Horse Racing at Hanging Rock
• New Years Day and Australia Day (26 January)
Harvest Picnic at Hanging Rock
• The Harvest Picnic Foundation Ltd • Ph: 03 9555 0253 • Email
• February
• A celebration of Victorian food and wine with over 100 small food and wine producers from all around Victoria. Come and view, smell, sample and purchase the delicious amazing array of goods and produce. Cooking demonstration and entertainment.
Woodend Market
• Ph: 5427 2255
• 3rd Sunday of the month (September to May)
• Local market held at the old racecourse in Forest Street.
Woodend Winter Arts Festival
• Queens Birthday Weekend (June)
• A feast of music, literary and visual arts... The arts festival celebrates many different types of art, music and literature.
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Woodend Local Services

Photographs by Marnie
• 34 Honeysuckle Lane, WOODEND VIC 3442 • Ph: 03 5427 4668 • Mobile: 0405 326 324 • Email
• ‘Capturing treasured memories to last a lifetime.’ From a wedding to a family portrait - I will capture that one special look for you. I have a range of packages to suit all budgets. Why not give me a call today and discuss the possibilities - Marnie.
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Woodend Distance

Distance to Woodend
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Woodend:
  Km
• Bacchus Marsh 54
• Castlemaine 49
• Daylesford 44
• Kilmore 45
  Km
• Kyneton 14
• Melbourne 72
• Mount Macedon 13
• Sunbury 37
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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Woodend Other Links

• Woodend Community/Local Government Links
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