Hanging Rock


Hanging Rock is the location famous for the Mystery surrounding school girls who apparently went missing there in the year 1900. The movie "A Picnic at Hanging Rock" brought this story new interest, and its now a very popular landmark. Hanging Rock is located near the small Victorian town of Woodend, about an hour North of the state capital city, Melbourne.

The Hanging Rock Facility offers carparking, toilets, food, and parklands for bbq's and picnics, apart from the very worthwhile walk up Hanging Rock.

The walk up Hanging Rock is a CLASS 3 level walking track. This walk offers many great photo opportunities, and certainly the impression of mystery and perhaps eeriness.

Definitely a worthwhile stop during your travels ....

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

The walk strarts from the Hanging Rock Discovery Centre located along Racecourse Rd which is off South Rock Rd in Newham, Victoria.


Discover Victoria

Route/Trail notes

Well signed


Do you need any permits? What's the cost? The current cost is $10 entry for a car, and other cost's for Buses etc ..

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?

GPS Tracks

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Graemej on 9 Sep, 2018

Hanging Rock is a part of Australian History, and a very worthwhile trip. I briefly visited Hanging Rock in August 2016, and unfortunately did not have time to climb it. I made the return trip on December 26th, 2016 and am very glad I did. The climb offers all the mystery and eeriness you would hope for, given the story surrounding it. Care should be taken in area's, but this walk is not difficult if you keep to the tracks. An endless amount of photo opportunities, and a video I did of my visit here is available on youtube ...

The title of my video is "My Picnic at Hanging Rock"

But .. if you type in "My Picnic at Hanging Rock Drummer Jeff" .. it will save you searching through many video's ..

DrummerJeff on 26 Dec, 2016


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