Hanging Rock Reserve, Woodend

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. To visit Hanging Rock Reserve and get the most from your holiday in Woodend, create itinerary details personal to you using our Woodend road trip planning tool .
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  • This is an Aussie bucket list place, - who hasn't heard of having a picnic at Hanging Rock? The Rock itself is a not so simple walk/climb, - it will test your fitness and you will need to carry a drin...  more »
  • Four of us did the walk up to the top, can say it doesn’t take much to loose each other up there. The reserve is great for a picnic, toilets are clean and bins provided. Has a little cafe there which ...  more »
  • Took a friend for a visit to hanging rock. My only complaint is that as it was a long weekend there was far too many people around. Have intention of going back during the week for a more quite visit....  more »
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  • I walked there with my friends from Woodend station (don't recommend it), and it was well worth it. It is so wonderful and beautiful to see these natural wonders in person, and I highly recommend it. Thank god for such beauty I do have to warn however that it costs about $20 entry free for cars and the cafe is exuberantly priced. So bring your own food and you'll be satisfied with your visit 😁
  • Beautiful rock structures, lots of fun for climbing over and through. Definitely a must-do for active types and kids. Not sure if it's always like this, but it was absolutely chockerblock with tourists when I visited (but it was Good Friday, so what gives?)
  • Nice peaceful place. Large green areas for family picnic. Separate barbecue area. Reaching out to hills require good walk and good energy. But it's all worth it. Not suitable for people requiring accessibility aides.
  • We've been going to Hanging Rock for family reunions for nearly 60yrs, the only hick- up is they close the gates at 5-30pm. We still love going to HR and show our grand kids and great gks a wonderful day of fun and excitement. With the old caretakers they would leave the gate open so we could stay and have dinner and shut the gate when we left. We now go to the park in Woodend to finish the day. We do this every year, it used to be on the Labor Day weekend but now we do it on the last Saturday in Feb
  • It was my first time at Hanging Rock. I was there with a few friends we all really enjoyed it we arrived there early and there wasn't many people. After we finished our walk we started noticing a lot of people arrive for Good Friday, but it was still a great day.
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