One of the best things about the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region is that it is an easy trip out of Melbourne yet feels world’s away. There are good roads and public/private transport, making getting around easy. You’ll find transport options to suit all budgets, from self-driving to trains, coaches and organised tour groups.

ROAD TRIPS

Discover the fantastic road trips across our region. The landscape can change from the dense forest with winding roads to laneways bordered by fertile potato farms and lavender fields.

You can enter the region via two main freeways, connecting Melbourne to Ballarat and Bendigo.

The Western Freeway, connecting Ballarat to Melbourne, runs along the southern border of our region. Exit at the Greendale-Myrniong Road, and pass through Blackwood and Trentham, or exit at Ballan for an easy trip to Daylesford. If you are travelling to Creswick, Clunes and Talbot, take the exit at Bungaree, or go into Ballarat and then head north.

The Calder Freeway, connecting Bendigo and Melbourne, runs through the spine of the Macedon Ranges and Mt Alexander region (Castlemaine, Harcourt and Maldon). There are exits to our major villages along the way, including Gisborne, Riddells Creek, Romsey, Macedon, Woodend, Lancefield, Kyneton and Malmsbury.

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

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).

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.