Riddells Creek

Overview

With views to the Macedon Ranges and surrounding rural landscape, this little hamlet offers historic architecture and a relaxed country attitude.

Location and surrounds

Riddells Creek is a compact township located 50km north-west of Melbourne near the foothills of the Macedon Ranges. It is surrounded by culturally significant landscapes including the Woiwurrung and Wurundjeri creeks.

History

Riddells Creek contains heritage buildings and two historic bluestone railway bridges. It was originally settled by John Carre Riddell and Thomas Ferrier Hamilton in 1841, when they purchased around 640 acres of land and leased another 2,000 acres.

The present day

Riddells Creek has developed into a small commuter town through its close proximity to Melbourne airport, the city of Melbourne via the Calder Highway, and the V/Line rail service.  Its wide country streets, exotic treed avenues and lush green parklands invite visitors and locals to enjoy a slice of country life.

Facilities

Riddells Creek has a primary school, and a railway station on the Melbourne-Bendigo line. Council facilities include:

See and do

Visitmacedonranges.com provides information on things to see and do and what’s on in Riddells Creek.

People

For demographic data about Riddells Creek, see Macedon Ranges Community Profile.