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Make the most of lush parks, rugged river gorges and dramatic rock formations in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges. Pitch a tent or park your campervan under the stars, and wake up to panoramic views and energising springwaters. Stay in a forest park or choose a holiday site with full facilities.

Caravan and holiday parks

In Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges you're never far from creature comforts. Relax and enjoy the convenience of powered sites, recreation areas, covered camp kitchens, showers, toilets and washing machines, public dump points and gated security. Some sites have wireless internet, TVs, pools and tennis courts.

State and regional parks 

Make a beeline for camping areas in state and regional parks, including Lerderderg State Park and Hepburn Regional Park.

Mt Franklin, Hepburn Regional Park
The sheltered extinct volcanic crater of Mount Franklin provides ideal surroundings for a picnic or short term camping. Panoramic views can be obtained from the summit. Drive two kilometres off the Midland Highway (Daylesford-Castlemaine Road).

O'Briens Crossing, Lerderderg State Park
This camping area is located beside Lerderderg River and flanked by steep, wild slopes. It offers a true bush experience. Access from O'Briens Road.

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Outdoor activities


Take advantage of the quiet roads, cool climate, and easy access, to cycle around the charming towns dotted around Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

Outdoor activities

Walking and hiking

Take a relaxing stroll or a more challenging hike past mineral springs and extinct volcanos in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

Outdoor activities

Horses and horse riding

Settle into the saddle and explore magnificent Wombat State Forest, Mt Disappointment State Forest, Lerderderg State Park and the Gisborne Ranges.

Nature & wildlife


Glimpse quirky Australian wildlife such as echidna, wombat, colourful rosellas and other birdlife plus the locals at Hanging Rock reserve.