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 a 1 hour 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. These restrictions are intended to promote optimal regrowth and will be reviewed by Council in 2020.

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.

40th Anniversary Celebrations 2019

To celebrate the achievements of the sustained efforts of dedicated volunteers over the past 40 years the following events will be held.

  • The Macedon Ranges Shire Council has provided a significant grant to install a series of graphic panels in the rotunda at the entrance to the reserve.
  • As part of the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival a photographic competition will be held with submissions due by August 25 full details at http://www.kynetondaffodilarts.org.au/get-involved/photography-prize/
  • In November a day of celebration will be held at the reserve with walks, food and other events (date to be announced shortly)

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 three 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.