Camel’s Hump

What: This is one of my favourite places on Mount Macedon. I have been rock climbing there many times with my dad and brother but it also has a lovely, fairly easy trek from the car park up to the summit. The first time my husband and I took our three kids up they were six and under and they enjoyed the walk. It was a dirt track but we did manage to push our very basic pram up without any issue.

Where: If you head up Mount Macedon you will see the Camel’s Hump car park on your right-hand side approximately halfway between where you turn up the mountain road at the intersection and where the Memorial Cross is. Just keep an eye out for it or use your GPS.

The best bit: The view, of course! There is a lookout at the top of the walk and also a few nice rocks to sit on just below it. We sat there for a drink and some oranges as we enjoyed the stunning prospect.

Picnic or cafe: The Top of the Ranges Tea Rooms are a short drive up from the Camel’s Hump carpark but on a sunny day you may prefer to pack a picnic.

Toilets: There are no toilets at Camel’s Hump but there are some at the next carpark along, McGregor’s Picnic Ground Car Park.

Make a day of it: Head to the aforementioned tea rooms for lunch or a snack and you may wish to choose from the many other amazing sights on Mount Macedon to fill your day: the Memorial Cross, Sanitorium Lake, Gardens of Tieve Tara and the Stanley Park Playground and Waterfall.

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