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Trip Planner South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Victoria  /  Macedon Ranges  /  Mount Macedon

Mount Macedon

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Gardens · Monuments · Wineries & Vineyards
Mount Macedon is a small town 64km north-west of Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria. The town is located below the mountain of the same name, which rises to 1001m AHD. At the 2016 census, Mount Macedon had a population of and was awarded a "favourable" score of 7.4 out of 10. Mount Macedon is best known for its collection of 19th-century gardens and associated extravagant large homes, which is considered to be one of the most important such collections in Australia.Features and locationMount Macedon township was largely established by Melbourne's wealthy elite in the post gold rush era of the mid to late 19th century who used it as a summer retreat. The post office opened on 18 July 1870, known as Upper Macedon until 1879 and Macedon Upper until 1936. An earlier (1843) post office (previously) named Mount Macedon is located in Kyneton. It was renamed Kyneton (post office) on 1 January 1854. Kyneton.Due to its relatively high elevation of approximately 620m AHD, the area experiences much cooler temperatures on average relative to nearby Melbourne. The area also receives high rainfall relative to the surrounding plains and much of the Melbourne area. This combination of geographic factors have contributed to the town's reputation as a resort town and wine region.Snowfall is a fairly regular feature on the higher elevations of the mountain, although the peak of the mountain is marginally too low for snowfalls to lie on the ground for more than a few days in most instances. Occasionally, the lower parts of the town experience snowfalls and on occasion these have been substantial.
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