About Gisborne

Welcome to Gisborne

Gisborne is a picturesque country town graced with tree-lined streets, nestled at the foot of Mt Macedon 54 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.

Situated within a large valley bordered by cleared agricultural land, Gisborne is majestically flanked by Mt Gisborne to the south, and the Macedon Ranges to the north. These magnificent backdrops provide impressive views in all directions, enhancing the town’s provincial character.

The town’s many open green spaces are connected by pathways that follow Jackson’s Creek. Cyclists and pedestrians alike take advantage of the numerous parks, reserves and gardens. Ornate trees provide a colourful backdrop for the town throughout the seasons. The town’s Botanic Gardens are located amongst these open spaces, offering a contemporary design which links through to Gisborne’s many sporting facilities. Exotic tree lined avenues form impressive natural arched entrances to the town from the north and south.

The train station, situated in the quaint and sleepy New Gisborne Township is just 4km from the main town centre. The nearby Calder Freeway provides easy access to Melbourne and the main Airport, located 45 mins and 30 mins away by car respectively. Despite its growing appeal and growth into an urban centre, Gisborne still retains its village charm. The town combines old and new, rural and suburban. It brims with modern cafés, specialty stores and boutiques against a setting of mature oaks, heritage buildings and country homesteads.

An extremely well serviced town Gisborne is supported by a full-time police station, a CFA station and a number of medical centres and ambulance facilities. There are also high quality public and private schools with a comprehensive bus network providing transport to both primary and secondary schools throughout the region.

Gisborne is renowned for its sporting culture, with a variety of public indoor and outdoor sporting facilities for AFL football, cricket, soccer, tennis, netball, gymnastics, athletics and lawn bowls, as well as a heated indoor swimming pool.

A wonderful collision of urban and provincial living, merging the best of both worlds it offers community living with the culture and sophistication of Melbourne on its doorstep. An ideal location for those looking for a ‘tree change’.