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

Council enters ‘caretaker mode’ prior to Council general elections

Council enters ‘caretaker mode’ prior to Council general elections

Posted on Tue 20 September

Council will enter ‘caretaker mode’ from midnight on Tuesday 20 September until 6pm Saturday 22 October, due to Council elections.

Share your vision for Hanging Rock

Share your vision for Hanging Rock

Posted on Tue 30 August

Residents and visitors are being asked to have their say on a new Vision Paper for the Hanging Rock precinct.

In this section...

Getting there

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

Opening hours and fees

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

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.


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

Hanging Rock advisory committee

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

Environmental initiatives

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

Improvements for the environment, visitors and events

Council is working with the Victorian and Australian governments on a range of environmental and visitor improvements at Hanging Rock.

Events at Hanging Rock

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