About Gisborne

A historic and attractive town in the Mt Macedon Ranges
Gisborne is an attractive country town just off the Calder Freeway and only 45 minutes (54 kms) north-west of Melbourne. Originally Gisborne was an agricultural town and is now a quiet country town with easy access for commuters to Melbourne or Bendigo.

There are many schools in the district including Gisborne Primary School, Gisborne Secondary School, Braemar College, Rupertswood College and Macedon Grammar. More information about these schools can be found here.

Gisborne’s famed entrance roads were planted more than a century ago with many deciduous trees which come alive with colour during Autumn and Winter.

The recently completed indoor aquatic centre provides swimming for all levels, walking paths allow access to many local sporting facilities and Gisborne also has it's own Botanic Gardens.

Shopping in Gisborne offers great variety and a wide choice of eateries, bakeries, hotels, chemists, office supplies, supermarkets, quality home wares, clothing and health outlets, while most medical requirements are readily available in the township.

Just a short drive from Gisborne, you will find the Memorial Cross, Sanatorium Lake and The Camel’s Hump at Mount Macedon and the Hanging Rock at Woodend, made famous in the Peter Weir film, Picnic at Hanging Rock.