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.
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.
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.