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Hanging Rock Reserve, Woodend

(4.5/5 based on 240+ 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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  • We took the hanging rock summit walk when we went. Going to the summit was not that hard. There were actually a lot of kids going up when we were there its just that when you are in the summit you nee...  more »
  • Can be tricky walking around when you are up top. Extra care if you have small kids. Very fascinating rock formations. Moderate fitness level will be a bonus. The entry fee is $10 per car. Can get bus...  more »
  • We hoped that the overcast day would clear but unfortunately if remained gloomy with some rain. Even so, the Reserve has wonderful hiking trails with the rocks to climb for great views of the valley. ...  more »
  • Beautiful family picnic spot. Scenic and huge, especially how you can go up to the summit using the stairs and come down using the ramp. ..we found the trails very well thought out.
  • 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