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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  • October 8, 2017
    We were travelling from Ballarat heading toward Beechworth but stopped in our tracks when we noticed a sign ‘Hanging Rock’. I have always wanted to see this place and this was by accident that we happ...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    First visit to the rock. We found it very interesting. Worth the walk up to enjoy the beautiful views and explore the formations at the top.  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    This is a magnificent place to visit. Easy parking, Picnic areas, kangaroos, beautiful bird life, lovely cafe ... and of course the infamous Hanging Rock which is picture perfect. There is a small fee...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    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.
  • September 20, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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
  • September 8, 2017
    Short hiking will take you to memorable views. Nice family place with covered BBQ areas.
  • July 18, 2017
    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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