Treat yourself to the autumnal foliage spectacle around Mt Macedon, and be sure to visit a few villages and wineries along the way.

Ahh, the changing seasons. It’s the classic yellowing autumn leaves. The vibrant orange glow of the trees. Woody browns. Rich spatterings of evergreens. The occasional magenta, a fiery-red or plum tint in the vegetation.

With such a rainbow of earthy hues, your eyes will be delighted at every corner of your visit to the Daylesford Macedon region.

The rolling hills are dotted with picture-worthy scenes at every turn, as stunning shrubs and plants turn on their warm colour palette, including the beautiful Maples, Golden Ash, and Oak trees.

Dmrt 0517 Autumn Maple Leaves Ks 2015

Set up high, 300-800 metres above sea level, the cool region of Mt Macedon is not only gorgeous in autumn, but it is also rapidly cementing its reputation in the wine-production industry.

Dubbed by wine critic, James Halliday, “as one of Victoria’s best kept secrets”, the Macedon Ranges Vigneron’s Association, maps out 44 wineries on its website at www.macedonrangeswine.com.au show Entertainment for all to find their perfect drop.

From classic styles of Sparkling Wines to Pinot Noirs - you can even discover more specialised varieties such as a Malbec, Tempranillo and even a Gewürztraminer.

Tree Gazing:

  1. The famous Honour Avenue of Oak trees at Macedon.
  2. New Gisborne and Gisborne Villages.
  3. The Woodend Avenue of Honour.
  4. The historic Botanic Gardens in both Kyneton and Malmsbury.

Wine Tasting:

  1. Mount Towrong Winery, in the foothills of Mt Macedon, produces a not-to-be-missed Prosecco’.
  2. Hesket Estate’s Sparkling’s, ‘The Margaret’ and ‘Macedon Blanc de Noir’.
  3. Hanging Rock Winery’s Macedon NV Brut and Macedon NV Brut ‘Late Disgorged’, are legendary. 
  4. A little further North East, in Baynton, is Granite Hills Winery’s multi-award-winning Reisling.