The Macedon Ranges are located an easy drive northwest of Melbourne. This tour includes the opportunity to take in the stunning views from infamous Hanging Rock, and browse the galleries and boutiques of the picturesque spa town of Daylesford.

AUD $135pp

Macedon Ranges and Daylesford Tour from Melbourne
Runs: Tuesday and Saturday. This tour operates on other days for private groups.
Departs at: 7.30am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and St Paul’s Cathedral
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘We took this day tour to Daylesford and it was really nice and relaxing. Our guide was very kind and patient. We really enjoyed the trip and I would definitely recommend the tour to everyone.’ Oxyyin

Tour highlights

  • Enjoy far-reaching views from the top of Mount Macedon
  • Visit famous Hanging Rock, and take the opportunity to climb to the top
  • Explore the delightful spa town of Daylesford with its eclectic galleries and cafes
  • Take a stroll around the beautiful Lavandula lavender farm in Hepburn (closed Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Maximum group size: 11.

What's included

  • Guided small group tour with commentary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • CBD hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Sightseeing stops at various points of interest
  • Entry to Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm.


Adults/children: AUD $135pp

This tour has one standard price for adults and children. This tour is not suitable for children under the age of four.

What you can expect

Go where Melburnians go to get away from it all! On this small group Macedon Ranges and Daylesford Tour from Melbourne you’ll visit one of the most picturesque regions within easy reach of the city. Highlights include a visit to famous Hanging Rock, and the arty enclave of Daylesford — a historic spa town that’s been soothing weary souls with its mineral-rich waters for decades.

CBD pick-ups completed, you’ll depart Melbourne and head northwest towards the Macedon Ranges, taking in the picturesque scenery along the way. The bus winds its way to the top of Mount Macedon to take in the spectacular vistas. After ample time for photographs and a look around you’ll begin the descent, stopping on the way at the natural landmark made famous by a book and film — Hanging Rock. For those with the energy and inclination, there’s time to climb to the top. [More]

Next stop on this Macedon Ranges and Daylesford Tour from Melbourne is the wonderful town of Daylesford, which is renowned for its creative ambience. You’ll visit the gorgeous Convent Gallery — the town’s old convent, which has been transformed into a lovely gallery space. You’ll then have plenty of time to explore the village itself and purchase lunch at any of the excellent cafes or restaurants.

After lunch you’ll travel the short distance to the adjacent town of Hepburn to visit Lavandula — a pretty Swiss-Italian lavender farm. There’s time for a leisurely stroll around the lovely European-style garden and to explore the heritage buildings, which date back to the 1850s.

You’ll arrive back in Melbourne at around 5.00pm and be dropped off at your CBD hotel.

This Macedon Ranges and Daylesford Tour from Melbourne offers a fun and friendly introduction to one of regional Victoria’s most beautiful regions — and one of its best-loved towns.

Guest reviews

  • Oxyyin – Via TripAdvisor

    We took this day tour to Daylesford and it was really nice and relaxing. Our guide was very kind and patient. We really enjoyed the trip and I would definitely recommend the tour to everyone.

  • Xue

    Thank you very much for everything. We had a great time during the tour.

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent automatically to your email address, including hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed pick-up time.

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This tour operates with a minimum of six participants. Your booking may be on request initially (unless minimum numbers have already been reached). We should be able to confirm the tour within a day or two. Where a tour does not proceed, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund. If you have a smaller group, please email [email protected] with your requested travel date and the number of passengers, and we will advise availability.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.