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Top of the Range Tea Room

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by Nishma (subscribe)
More of a dreamer, explorer, philosopher and "migrant"...I have a different perspective on almost everything I experience. My passion for WRITING is the only thing I know for this ever-changing world.
Published February 10th 2015
Relax, have the best tea and scones and meet Kenneth
How I stumbled across this little haven

Now I am not someone who would rave about a tearoom (or not one) without valid reasoning. On our anniversary weekend my husband and I decided to go exploring the Macedon Ranges.

Having spent a quiet morning at Daylesford, we decided to check out Hanging Rock - it is so mystical, right up my alley. In dearth of things to do next, we decided to visit the Memorial Cross, right at the top of Mt. Macedon. And there it was! Some of the best places are always surprise-finds.

Sitting on the very top of Mt.Macedon, where the road ends, is Top of the Range tea-room. The tasteful interior and friendly staff added charm to its atmosphere, with soft light filtering through its large windows overlooking the scenic beauty of Mount Macedon.

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Top of the Range Facebook Page

Fancy a REAL peacock as a ranger, mascot and public-relations officer?

Kenneth, their pet peacock is as famous as the tearoom itself. I encountered him strolling lazily near the entrance with a flurry of tourists trying to capture his graceful stride. And he, amidst the chaos, was calm and controlled and posing for pictures like Kim Kardashian! I I purchased a "Kenneth feather" from their souvenir shop because A. I found it so unique B. My husband's name in Hindi means peacock. A sacred Indian bird. Check out Kenneth on Facebook

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Meet Kenneth. For a close up, visit this place!

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buy Kenneth's feathers..(taken from his Facebook page)

Please note that when there is total fire ban, it is CLOSED along with the rest of Macedon Regional Park.

Is it just a tea-room?

No, because it offers :

1. Unique and famous scones with premium Devonshire tea and custom coffee, along with other things on an impressive menu.

2. Group lunches of 20 guests or more.

3. A variety of catering services and on site buffet options that can be pre-booked.

4. A dainty little gift shop and souvenirs.

5. Has a huge amount of space, so can hold a meeting of up to 120 people.

6. Facilitates weddings and other functions.

7. Their parent company C_MEDIA designs, builds and hosts websites and web applications. (Ever heard a cafe do that?)

8. Brilliant viewpoint for sunset if you make a night time booking.
9. Free wifi in-store when you check in to Facebook.

10. Yes, it does have snow when the season is right.

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lovely afternoon

Places nearby you might want to check out while you are here:
Macedon Regional Park picnic grounds
Major Mitchell Lookout
Haribson Picnic Ground
Western Lookout
Kurana memorial
A variety of walking trails with high chance of spotting regional wildlife

So next time when Macedon Ranges are on your list, make sure tea is on your menu!
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When: Open 7 days 10 am to 4 pm (Lunch menu closes at 3 pm)
Phone: 03 5427 3466
Where: 400 Cameron Drive, Mount Macedon
Cost: $$
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Thank you, Nishma, it was very intresting to read about the good experiences of holidays and the fact that you shared this information with us ❤️.
by drgay (score: 0|2) 2284 days ago
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