Our Region

Snow falls at Mount Gisborne Bushland Reserve. Image by William Terry.

The biodiversity found in the Macedon Ranges is unique and highly significant. The varying topography, range of altitudes and localised climatic patterns results in many diverse ecosystems hosting a wide range of native plants and animals. 

The Macedon Ranges landscape is very diverse, with contrasting features such as the mountainous areas of the Great Dividing Range including Mount Macedon, volcanic eruption points at Hanging Rock, Camels Hump, Bald Hill, Mount Gisborne, Magnet Hill, Mount Aitken and Mount Bullengarook, and the grassy, flat volcanic plains around Kyneton, Gisborne and Lancefield. Several landscapes in the Shire have been recognised for their state significance.

Macedon Ranges Shire has 33 different vegetation types represented across three bioregions (Victorian Volcanic Plains, Central Victorian Uplands and Goldfields) that cover a range of broad vegetation types including woodlands, grasslands, forests and wetlands.

Visit the Macedon Range Flora blog for a great description of the plants of the Macedon Ranges: https://macedonrangeflora.wordpress.com/.

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