One of the best things about visiting Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges is its close proximity to Melbourne.

Getting around is easy thanks to the network of country roads traversing the region. Self-driving is the best option, however the V/Line network also covers the region with train and coach options available, making public transport a viable option too.

ROAD TRIPS

Head out on a road trips across our region and discover the changing landscape, from the dense forest with winding roads to laneways bordered by potato farms and lavender fields.

You can enter the region via two main freeways: The Western Freeway, connecting Ballarat to Melbourne, runs along the southern border of our region. For a more scenic route, exit at the Greendale-Myrniong Road and pass through Blackwood and Trentham. For a more direct route to Daylesford exit at Ballan. If you are travelling to CreswickClunes and Talbot, take the exit at Bungaree, or head north through Ballarat.

The Calder Freeway, connecting Bendigo and Melbourne, runs through the spine of the Macedon Ranges and Mt Alexander region (CastlemaineHarcourt and Maldon). There are exits to our major villages along the way, including GisborneRiddells CreekRomseyMacedonWoodendLancefieldKyneton and Malmsbury.

BUSES AND TRAINS

Journey times are approximate only. Full details on train and coach details can be found on vline.com.au

Gisborne – Southern Cross Station to Gisborne Station (45 min)
Bacchus Marsh – Southern Cross Station to Bacchus Marsh Station  (50 min)
Macedon – Southern Cross Station to Macedon Station (55 min)
Lancefield – Southern Cross Station to Sunbury Station, coach from Brook Street Sunbury to High Street, Lancefield (1 hr 5 min)
Woodend – Southern Cross Station to Woodend Station (1 hr)
Kyneton – Southern Cross Station to Kyneton Station (1 hr 5 min)
Castlemaine – Southern Cross Station to Castlemaine Station (1 hr 25 min)
Trentham – Southern Cross Station to Woodend Station, coach to Market Street, Trentham (1 hr 30 min)
Creswick – Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station to Creswick Station (1 hr 40 min)
Daylesford – Southern Cross Station to Ballan Station, coach to Bridport Street, Daylesford OR Southern Cross Station to Woodend Station, coach to Bridport Street, Daylesford (1 hr 55 min)
Clunes – Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station to Clunes Station (2 hrs 15 min)
Talbot – Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station to Talbot Station (2 hrs 30 min)

NOTE: Daylesford Macedon Tourism is not responsible for changes or delays to scheduled services running in our region.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES

If you have further questions while in the area, Visitor Information Centres operate in the following locations:

Clunes Visitor Information Centre – The Warehouse, 35 Fraser Street, Clunes
Phone: (03) 5345 3359

Creswick Visitor Information Centre – 41-43 Albert Street, Creswick
Phone: (03) 5345 1114

Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre  – 98 Vincent Street, Daylesford
Phone: (03) 5321 6123 (Free call: 1800 454 891)

Kyneton Visitor Information Centre  – 127 High Street, Kyneton
Phone: (03) 5422 6110 (Free call: 1800 244 711)

Woodend Visitor Information Centre – High Street, Woodend
Phone: (03) 5427 2033 (Free call: 1800 244 711)

Daylesford, Kyneton and Woodend Information Centres are accredited. They can provide information about what to see and do, and have a comprehensive range of brochures and maps. They may also offer booking services for accommodation and tours. They are open 7 days a week, excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day. Drop in on your way past, or you can contact them by phone or email.

CHARGING STATIONS

We are proud of the many sustainably led businesses that care about their footprint on our planet and ensure that our region continues to be held in high regard as a destination of premium, eco-friendly attractions. Fittingly we have numerous charging stations around the area for electric cars.

Clifftop at Hepburn – 209/219 Main Rd, Hepburn

Daylesford Town Hall – 76 Vincent St, Daylesford

King’s Cottage – 13 King St, Daylesford

Lake House – 4 King St, Daylesford

RACV Goldfields Resort – 1500 Midland Hwy, Creswick

The Old Butter Factory – 1A Cameron St, Clunes

Enviro Shop – 49 Lyons St, Newstead

Radio Springs Hotel – 1 High St, Lyonville

Source Dining – 72 Piper Street, Kyneton

Bilson’s Landing – 23A King Street, Daylesford

Opposite Milko – 124 High Street, Woodend

CAR RENTALS

Car rental options are available in Melbourne and major regional towns, Ballarat and Bendigo and at the Melbourne Airport.

AVIS Car Rental also has locations in the region. These are smaller depots, so we would recommend that you call ahead if planning a rental.

Daylesford – 45 Vincent Street, Daylesford 03 5348 2061

Kyneton – 2 Mollison Place, Kyneton 03 5422 2389

Castlemaine – 30 Duke Street, Castlemaine 03 5472 1277

BUSES & TRAINS

V/Line is the primary provider of public transport in Victoria. If you are coming to the region, use their helpful tool to plan your trip – vline.com.au/Plan-trip-buy-tickets. Here are some suggested journey times (approximate only).