Due to the Hanging Rock precinct flooding, the reserve closed at midday to ensure visitor safety.The weather looks clearer over the weekend, and we anticipate the reserve will be open as usual. However, we will communicate any changes to opening hours on the weekend via the website and Facebook.
Plan your visit
Some online services such as online payments, permits and reporting an issue will be unavailable on 8 October between 8am and 12noon. We apologise for any inconvenience.
In the Macedon Ranges, the varying topography, range of altitudes and localised climatic patterns result in rich and unique biodiversity values in the form of many ecosystems, hosting a wide range of native plants and animals.
Council is playing a role in helping to address and adapt to the effects of climate change in our region, including through the Cool Changes program.
Council's Environment team regularly hosts a range of environment events and workshops across the shire.
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