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

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.

Progress on actions for Hanging Rock precinct

Progress on actions for Hanging Rock precinct

Posted on Tue 23 August

Find out about the Hanging Rock Strategic Advisory Committee, Master Plan and latest works.

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Events at Hanging Rock

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


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

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.

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.

Opening hours and fees

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

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.

Hanging Rock advisory committee

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