MACEDON

The small and sleepy town of Macedon is nestled below the slopes of Mount Macedon. Macedon is a cool climate town that increasingly is an outer suburb of Melbourne, and is pretty much a young town.

At the time of the Bustout visit the hotel was closed and awaiting a buyer for the business. In the true sense Macedon did not qualify for the synopsis, but took the position the pub will eventually reopen rather than never reopen.

The Post Office opened on 15 March 1859 and was known as Black Forest until 1870. In February 1983, the Ash Wednesday bushfires swept through the area, destroying many houses. There is only this small  monument to this horific event.

As of 2009, the town is serviced by the Melbourne to Bendigo railway  and is on the suburban network.

Macedon has a primary school which was once attended by wartime Prime Minister, John Curtin. There is no easily found history or monument to this event.

Parts of the 2009 Nicolas Cage film "Knowing" was shot around Macedon, most notably the local petrol station which was renovated to appear more like an American gas station. Most of the film was also shot nearby in Mt Macedon.

The very impressive Avenue of trees and monuments are worthy war memorial acknowledgments.

Both the Catholic and Anglican Churches are of the modern era.

The closed pub is not particularly old.

There is no evidence of heritage management or of a museum.

If passing close by ‘the avenue’ is worth a look but there is no particular reason to take the freeway diversion to visit.

Heritage Museum

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
  Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
  Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course