40th Anniversary Celebrations 24 november 2019

To celebrate the achievements of the sustained efforts of dedicated volunteers over the past 40 years;

  • 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.
  • On 24th of November a day of celebration will be held at the reserve with the official opening of the panels in the rotunda, welcome to country, walks and talks, food and other events. Everyone is welcome.
  • Annual General Meeting for the Friends will be held on Sunday the 1st of December at 3.30 pm at the Reserve

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.