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Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock is rated 2.8 out of 5 based on 6 votes.

Hanging Rock

Every weekend, more and more amateur detectives crawl over Hanging Rock eager to unravel one of Australia’s biggest mysteries. They are curious of the weird rock formation and the story behind it. But those stories are just myth and need not to be afraid of. Joan Lindsay has one of the world’s famous “Hanging Rock Story” captured in a film that leads to disturbed the imagination of millions of people.

Hanging Rock is a mamelon, a rare pile of solidified lava forced through the earth’s surface million years ago. Today, “hanging Rock” became famous for its maze of chasms, tunnels, caves, crevices and boulders that attracts inquisitive walkers. The rock scramble to the top along the “Pinnacles” track from the picnic area is short and relatively easy, but be careful it’s not a good idea for the children to get near the cliff edges.


  • Excellent family walk but stay close to and watch the kids near the cliff edges. 2km (1.5hrs return with exploration).

Return distance from Melbourne:

  • 150km.

Nearest town:

  • Woodend.


  • Drive through Calder Highway towards Wooden and the just past the city, make a right turn on Ramsey or Lancefield Roads. Go along with the posted marks to Hanging Rocks and park near Kiosk.

When to go:

  • Any season with a busy weekends and school holidays.


  • Picnic area with BBQs, kiosk and tea rooms.

Further Information:

  • Website: Hanging Rock
  • or call Parks Victoria Information Centre at 13 1963.

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