Working bee on ridge track steps dec 12 and 19

Working bees on installing the new steps will be on Thursday December 12 and 19. Please come along for some extra exercise between the hours of 9.30 and 3.00 pm. All tools supplied as well as the camaraderie, just bring the energy and willingness to get hot and dirty. Call Joseph on 0414772158 to tell him you are coming and further information.

40th Anniversary Celebrations 24 november 2019

The 40th Anniversary Celebrations were a great success, with a moving speech by Shane Monk in his Welcome to Country, an extremely informative history of Black Hill by Ian Delacy (the text and photos of the event to be published shortly on a new page) and official opening of the beautiful panels and speech by the Mayor Janet Pearce and Councillor Jennifer Anderson. Lois Prictor and Carl Neilsen, cut the gorgeous Anniversary cake. Both Lois and Carl are original members of the Friends and have contributed enormously to the Reserve .

Lunch was enjoyed by all and the chance to catch up with old and new friends followed by a Flora walk led by the extremely knowledgeable Martin Roberts from the MRSC environment team.

Black Hill Reserve Kyneton

260 acres of natural peace and tranquility

As of February 2019 the west side of the Ridge Track is closed until repairs are conducted. For upcoming Friends events for remainder of 2019 see Friends tab of this website

Only an hours drive north of Melbourne, Black Hill offers signed walking tracks, magnificent views, great rock formations, wild flowers, Australian wildlife, natural and re-vegetated bushland. With opportunities for walking, jogging, rock climbing, picnicking, and all the fresh air you can handle!

Since the bushfire, and as per the Environmental Management Plan, all group off-track activities require Council permission.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a secure leash at all times for the protection of wildlife, other visitors and to protect your dog from snake bite. Please also take away with you, your dog's faeces (there are no rubbish bins on site).

Brochures setting out the various walks and with a handy map are available from a metal box beside the front gate. Black Hill Reserve is always open, day and night. We hope you enjoy your visit.


The Friends of Black Hill acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land, the Taungurung people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to their ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.

Environmental Management Plan

The Macedon Ranges Shire Council has approved the Black Hill Environmental Management Plan (click link for a copy of the Plan).

The Plan outlines a vision for the reserve and a set of management principles and actions aimed at achieving this vision.

Bush Fire January 2015

It is now four years since the devastating fire and there has been very good regrowth in the affected areas. To support this regrowth visitors are asked to remain on the cleared walking tracks at all times.