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Hanging Rock Reserve, Woodend

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
A striking, richly vegetated area of dense forest, creeks, and diverse flora, Hanging Rock Reserve clusters around its eponymous centerpiece, the imposing Hanging Rock formation. Several works of literary art have been inspired by this lush, attractive parkland, which also hosts horse races on its custom-built track, as well as other events such as high-profile concerts. Take a look at our Woodend trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Hanging Rock Reserve and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • First time visiting this reserve. A little cool and rainy but pleasant walk nonetheless. Reserve is well presented, clean with the walk to the summit well worth the views. 
  • Had closed way before it was supposed to. Travelled 3 and a half hours for it to be closed... was supposed to close at 5:00 got there at 4 and gates were closed 
  • Was a very nice morning walking up the rock. Was a little cold and rainy but that did not take away at all from the experience. The views are just fab. The climb is difficult but not too difficult. I ...  read more »
  • Fantastic place for a short hike. I take my wife here often for the views and interesting scenery. The place could easily be a scene from an episode of Star Trek. It takes about 30 minutes to hike to the top and there is a fair bit to explore up there. At the base there Is plenty of space for BBQ's and picnicking. There is a coffee shop but it is very expensive and not all that good.
  • A great walk for all the family - they've even built a ramp for pushing strollers to the top. Amazing scenic views and rock formations plus plenty of places for children to scrabble over rocks. Just keep an eye on the more adventurous ones as there's certainly plenty of places they could fall off if they're exploring too close to the edge. Make sure you take water in as there's no drinkable water anywhere in the park unless you pay for it.
  • Beautiful place! The journey to the top nearly killed me, we don't have such strenuous outdoor adventures where I come from, but I'd say it was pretty much worth it. Gorgeous views from the "hanging rock" area, and the whole family enjoyed the scenery.
  • Amazing Place When we arrived, I just thought this is ordinary Place. But after we walking and hike the rocks, hmmmm it's amazing place . We can find some Kangaroo too. There are wonderful panoramic view from the TOP. Recommended place you should visit close to Melbourne, it's about 1 hour from Melbourne City, 30 mins from Airport
  • Great family day out not too far from Melbourne. Walk to the top is fairly strenuous but you don't need to go all the way to the summit for a great view. Dress for the weather! And make sure you have plenty of water on warm days. Lots of space, picnic areas and some under cover BBQs. Plenty of kangaroos.
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