Tourism town finalist

Mount Macedon is a finalist in the Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards. Photo courtesy of Visit Macedon Ranges / Chloe Smith Photography

Mount Macedon is a finalist in the Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards and needs your vote to win the title.

Named in the Top Tiny Tourism Town category, the town was recognised for its nature-based experiences, with Macedon Regional Park and nearby Hanging Rock provide visitors year-round.

Mount Macedon was one of 18 towns chosen as finalists from 30 nominated destinations.

Macedon Ranges Accommodation Association president, Andrew Towner, said he was excited the Macedon Ranges had been recognised in the awards.

He called on shire residents to vote for Mount Macedon in the public vote, which accounts for 25 per cent of the overall score.

Macedon Ranges mayor, Jennifer Anderson, said tourism businesses were only just starting to recover from a tough two years and awards such as these encouraged visitation to the region.

“An increase in visitors would be a welcome boost to our local economy with both day trippers and those taking extended stays eating, drinking and shopping while exploring Mount Macedon and surrounding villages,” she said.

The Macedon Ranges community can show its support for the region’s businesses by voting for Mount Macedon as their favourite Victorian Top Tiny Tourism Town at:

Voting closes May 31 and all entrants go into the draw to win ‘one perfect Melbourne weekend’ for two.

Victorian winners in each category will go on to represent the state at the national awards where they have the opportunity to be crowned as one of Australia’s Top Tourism Towns.

An inspirational two-day itinerary to experience the town and its surrounds, along with a promotional video, was submitted as part of the award process and can be viewed at: