Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock

Where else in Australia will you find the Black Hole of Calcutta, The Eagle, The Chapel and Lover's Leap...let the secrets of Hanging Rock unfold before your eyes.

  • 139 South Rock Road, Woodend
  • Phone (toll free): 1800 244 711
  • Ranger on duty: 0418 373 032
  • Email mrsc@mrsc.vic.gov.au

News & Updates

Back to back awards for Hanging Rock Reserve

Back to back awards for Hanging Rock Reserve

Posted on Wed 13 July

Hanging Rock Reserve has recently been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently positive reviews for the second year in a row.

Hanging Rock master plan project kicks off

Hanging Rock master plan project kicks off

Posted on Wed 13 July

Preparation of a new master plan for the Hanging Rock precinct is now underway.

In this section...

Opening hours and fees

Hanging Rock is open all year round, except Christmas Day. Entry fees apply.


Council has presented a submission to the Victorian Heritage Council’s consideration to list Hanging Rock on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Improvements for visitors and events

Council has been working with both the Victorian and Australian governments to secure much-needed funding to enhance the overall visitor experience at Hanging Rock.

Hanging Rock advisory committee

A new advisory committee is being formed to provide advice to Council about development at Hanging Rock.

Things to do and see

There's lots to see and do at the Rock, such as walks and tours, a cafe/gift shop and picnic areas, a playground, ovals, tennis courts and a racecourse.

Environmental initiatives

Work is underway on several environmental initiatives that focus on conserving and enhancing Hanging Rock Reserve and the East Paddock.

Getting there

Hanging Rock is located 1 hour north of Melbourne, right off the Calder Freeway at Woodend.

Events at Hanging Rock

Concerts, race meetings, markets, car shows and much more.