Located in the heart of the Macedon Ranges, Woodend is a lively and welcoming village, which has successfully maintained its small country town charm over the years.
Located an easy 45-minute drive from the heart of Melbourne along the Calder Freeway, Woodend was first established as a main thoroughfare for those seeking their riches in Victoria’s goldfields in the 1850s. The legacy of those times is still evident today, with historic buildings lining the main boulevard, sitting alongside boutique shops, cosy cafés and charming country pubs.
With Mount Macedon providing a stunning backdrop to the town, Woodend is also the ideal launching pad for discovering the various walks, hikes, wineries, distilleries and natural attractions found in the area.
Located in the heart of town, the Woodend Visitor Information Centre is staffed by volunteers who are eager share information about our local area with visitors. They’re open all weekend and will help you find what you need in our region.
There are plenty of food options during your visit. See more options here.
For inspiration on what else to do in the region, check out daylesfordmacedonlife.com.au.
As for transport, Woodend is easily accessible from Melbourne for those self-driving. Or you can choose to arrive via public transport, with V/Line delivering you to the centre of town. See here for more details.
We hope you enjoy Woodend and its community as much as we do… we look forward to welcoming you back time and time again.