Mount Macedon Memorial Cross

Two children looking out at the view at Major Mitchell Lookout Mount Macedon

What: The Mount Macedon Memorial Cross is a famous landmark that is an easy walk from the carpark at the mountain’s peak. The outstanding Major Mitchell Lookout on the way to the Cross offers gorgeous views across the Ranges. There is some information provided at the start of the walk and it is a great opportunity to open up a discussion with older children about why the Cross was constructed and how it is considered the most significant war memorial in Victoria after the Shrine of Remembrance.  

You can walk with a pram and with toddlers fairly easily as the track is flat. Take as little or as much time as you like.

Major Mitchell Lookout

Where: Up the top of Mount Madedon. Literally follow the road until you reach the carpark at its end.

The best bit: The views are spectacular from Major Mitchell Lookout and from the Memorial Cross. It is the place to go in the area when there has been snow but it is best to get there early as it is very popular!

Picnic or cafe: The Top of the Ranges Tearoom are the perfect place to have a toastie and a coffee before or after your walk.

Toilets: There are toilets at the Top of the Range Tearooms.

Make a day of it: Why not lunch at the Tearoom, visit Stanley Park Waterfall and Park on the way up or down or squeeze in either the Camel’s Hump or Sanitorium Lake walk? You may also like to time your visit with the Macedon Village Farmers’ Market.

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