Woodend is the quintessential modern rural village. Set under wide verandas along the boulevard of the Old Calder Highway, Woodend has cosmopolitan cafés, bookstores and an eclectic mix of old and new wares for all tastes.
Unique and stylish, Woodend is a country idyll – not yet spoilt by thousands of visitors, but funky and comfortable in its own skin. It is stacked with a selection of beautiful things and beautiful places that most of us don’t have the time to enjoy in our ‘real lives’.
Woodend offers the plethora of local produce and gourmet produce. Try the award winning vanilla slices at Bourkie’s Bakehouse, local gourmet treats from the village deli’s, local fruit and organic veggies, all manner of options for barista quality coffee, or an intimate degustation menu complemented by local wines at the restaurants.
Campaspe Country House on Goldies Lane, the 1920s heritage manor set on hectares of Edna Walling designed gardens and natural bushland, is an institution of fine hospitality in the Macedon Ranges. A visit is a must.
The Lions Club Market happens on the third Sunday of the month around the Community Centre and Visitor Information Centre. It is a bustling country market that cannot be missed as you pass through town, and well worth a stop.
For the sportsman, the Woodend Golf Course is a unique links course built on the hill outside town with views to Hanging Rock and Mt Macedon.
Woodend is the perfect jumping off space to explore the region. The Visitor Information Centre by the Five Mile Creek has the most comprehensive selection of local information and brochures in the region.