A hotel and restaurant are in the works at Puffing Billy in Emerald.

Sold on the scenic spots

If the locations don't take your breath away, the arts, craft and food bargains certainly will, writes Kristin Lee.

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Basket to plate ... wild fungi plucked from the forest.

Out in the field

Tricia Welsh discovers the delicious and the deadly while foraging for fungi on the forest floor.

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Hanging Rock

Mount Macedon - Places to See

Mount Macedon (including Macedon and Hanging Rock)
Hugely attractive and historic area.
Mt Macedon is an extinct volcano which rises to 1010 metres above sea-level, making it the highest peak of the Macedon Ranges. The area associated with the mountain possesses immense scenic and natural values and a richly developed English cultural heritage, particularly in terms of its horticulture and architecture. At the foot of the mountain is the township of Macedon (population 1250) while, part way up the hill, 65 km north-west of Melbourne, are the lovely tree-lined streets and gardens of Mount Macedon (population 670) which has the Trading Post (a general store cum newsagency), a restaurant, a nursery or two, cottage accommodation and a pub named the Mountain Inn which is a fine English-style hotel with gardens, tennis courts and croquet lawns at the rear. Within are old-fashioned rooms and a fine restaurant.

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Mount Macedon - Fast Facts

Mount Macedon (including Macedon and Hanging Rock)
Hugely attractive and historic area.
Mt Macedon is an extinct volcano which rises to 1010 metres above sea-level, making it the highest peak of the Macedon Ranges. The area associated with the mountain possesses immense scenic and natural values and a richly developed English cultural heritage, particularly in terms of its horticulture and architecture. At the foot of the mountain is the township of Macedon (population 1250) while, part way up the hill, 65 km north-west of Melbourne, are the lovely tree-lined streets and gardens of Mount Macedon (population 670) which has the Trading Post (a general store cum newsagency), a restaurant, a nursery or two, cottage accommodation and a pub named the Mountain Inn which is a fine English-style hotel with gardens, tennis courts and croquet lawns at the rear. Within are old-fashioned rooms and a fine restaurant.

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Mount Macedon - Eat

Mount Macedon (including Macedon and Hanging Rock)
Hugely attractive and historic area.
Mt Macedon is an extinct volcano which rises to 1010 metres above sea-level, making it the highest peak of the Macedon Ranges. The area associated with the mountain possesses immense scenic and natural values and a richly developed English cultural heritage, particularly in terms of its horticulture and architecture. At the foot of the mountain is the township of Macedon (population 1250) while, part way up the hill, 65 km north-west of Melbourne, are the lovely tree-lined streets and gardens of Mount Macedon (population 670) which has the Trading Post (a general store cum newsagency), a restaurant, a nursery or two, cottage accommodation and a pub named the Mountain Inn which is a fine English-style hotel with gardens, tennis courts and croquet lawns at the rear. Within are old-fashioned rooms and a fine restaurant.

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Mount Macedon - Sleep

Mount Macedon (including Macedon and Hanging Rock)
Hugely attractive and historic area.
Mt Macedon is an extinct volcano which rises to 1010 metres above sea-level, making it the highest peak of the Macedon Ranges. The area associated with the mountain possesses immense scenic and natural values and a richly developed English cultural heritage, particularly in terms of its horticulture and architecture. At the foot of the mountain is the township of Macedon (population 1250) while, part way up the hill, 65 km north-west of Melbourne, are the lovely tree-lined streets and gardens of Mount Macedon (population 670) which has the Trading Post (a general store cum newsagency), a restaurant, a nursery or two, cottage accommodation and a pub named the Mountain Inn which is a fine English-style hotel with gardens, tennis courts and croquet lawns at the rear. Within are old-fashioned rooms and a fine restaurant.

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