About The Area

About The Area

Macedon Ranges

The Macedon Ranges is less than an hour's drive from Melbourne and a short drive from Melbourne International airport.

Historic blue stone buildings, cellar doors, tree lined avenues and boutique shops, Macedon Regional Park and Hanging Rock, private gardens open to the public this unique region truly has it all.

The many charming villages that make up the Macedon Ranges all have their own character.  One thing they all have in common is wide open spaces, fresh air and just a great place to bring up a family.


Gisborne is located 54km NW of Melbourne and is the closest to Melbourne of the Macedon Ranges Shire towns. The train station is nearby at New Gisborne and provides easy access to Melbourne in under an hour, a bus service connects the station to Gisborne for all services.

The town’s many open spaces are connected with pathways that follow Jacksons Creek, suitable for cycling or walking. The town’s Botanic Gardens are located among these open spaces and have a more contemporary design and includes many New Zealand native plants. Exotic treed Avenues form major entrances to the town from the north and south.

Gisborne is situated within a large valley  nestled at the foot of the Jacksons Creek escarpment which almost rings the town, and is flanked by Mt Gisborne to the south and the Macedon Ranges to the north. These significant backdrops enhance the town’s semi-rural character. Gisborne was surveyed in 1851 and named after H.F. Gisborne, the Victorian Crown Lands Commissioner.

Gisborne and New Gisborne are your stepping off point to the Macedon Ranges,  From here it is only a short drive to Macedon, Mount Macedon and Riddells Creek.  A little further afield you will find Romsey, Woodend, Kyneton, Malmsbury, Lancefield and the pretty villages of Tylden and Trentham.

Our staff all have expert local knowledge and are happy to assist with any questions about living locally or some of the lovely places you can visit.