eat and drink

There are plenty of fantastic cafes and restaurants to discover on our doorstep. Here are just a few suggestions of places we love and visit ourselves.


Take a stroll to Woodend’s historic pub, the Holgate, for craft beer, great atmosphere and a hearty meal.

Source Dining

For an extra special night out make sure you get to Source Dining in Kyneton, one of the Macedon Ranges’ Chef’s Hat restaurants.

Maloa House

For a great coffee and more, try Maloa House Gourmet Delights on High St Woodend, a small café and food store that also has homewares and fashion!

The Parkland

The stylish Parkland at Kyneton is the place to go for hip cocktails, the best of the local wines and tapas-style dining using local produce.

Il Caffe

The closest cafe to Northfield Boutique Apartments, this is a local favourite. Wander in for large breakfasts and lunches, as well as delicious treats to go with your coffee.

The Vic Hotel

Head to The Vic on High Street in Woodend, just opposite the train station for traditional and honest pub grub, welcoming staff and live music.

out and about

We are an active bunch at Northfield and use the beautiful natural landscape of the Macedon Ranges for bush walking, trail running, mountain biking and picnicking. Visit gardens and wineries to soak in the lifestyle. Ask us for more information.


A visit to the Macedon Ranges is not complete without exploring the iconic Hanging Rock. It is a sacred place for local indigenous people, backdrop to Joan Lindsay’s story Picnic at Hanging Rock and it also hosts music concerts, markets and horse races.

Mount Macedon Memorial Cross

A trek up Mount Macedon is filled with natural beauty and history. At the top is the Memorial Cross, Victoria’s most significant war memorial after the Shine of Remembrance.

Open Gardens

Behind the walls of the impressive Mount Macedon mansions are some of Victoria’s finest gardens and many open to the public at various times of the year.

Wombat state forest

The Wombat State Forest is an outdoors lover’s paradise. Known as one of the state’s best places to mountain bike, you can also go four-wheel-driving, bush-walking, picnicking, horse-riding and bird-watching.

Mount Towrong Vineyard

Head to the giant cellar door at the stunning Mount Towrong to start your tour of the Macedon Ranges Wine region. Stay for a home-made meal before heading to more of the region’s great cellar doors


Six public golf courses, all within 30 minutes of each other, is a blessing that golfers can look forward to in the Macedon Ranges.

All have unique challenges for the experienced golfer or weekend hacker with their varied terrains and layouts.