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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  • Took 110 School kids to the Rock for end of school celebrations. The reserve was a great location for the kids to unwind with games. Good sized shelter for us to use ( we booked it). The walk up for s...  more »
  • Loved the history behind the location. The climb was worth the trek, but it is steep and long, but well worth it. Nice location to stop for a picnic.  more »
  • Beautiful little spot to visit, Parkland, Ovals, BBQs & Picnic tables. Good if not slightly energetic walk and climb to the top of the rocks, fantastic views of surrounds. $10/Car exit fee but all in ...  more »
  • Decent place for a little hike, nothing too special though. Gravel path to the top of the hill, some "rock climbing" opportunities and panoramas. Not too bad all in all. 10$ per car entrance fee. Cafe is nice, pretty good food and cheap. Avoid the cheese platter, overpriced IMO.
  • Great place to hang out at with family, friends, a large group or just by yourself. Love the sceneries on all sides and the deep sense of history here is almost eery. Photographers haven and tourist hot spot... this place has it all.
  • Really nice place, they do close strictly at 5pm and the cafe only serves coffee, tea and scones. Ice cream available outside and the tourist shop has some nice things. Make sure to visit the discovery center and go through the cave if you can
  • Short hiking will take you to memorable views. Nice family place with covered BBQ areas.
  • An hour drive from Melbourne. Takes 50 mins to the summit and back. Good for a short picnic. Cafe at the base is good. Has a horse racing track.

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