The Fire Danger Period for the Macedon Ranges Shire started at 1am on Monday 9 January 2023. Burning off is not allowed during this time. You can dispose of green waste for free at transfer stations.
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Hanging Rock is the physical result of a volcanic eruption, dating back to the Late Miocene age (about 6 million years). It is a prominent, culturally significant landmark for three Aboriginal Traditional Owner groups – the Woi Wurrung (Wurundjeri), the Djaara and the Taungurung. Archaeological evidence found at Hanging Rock demonstrates Aboriginal use and occupation of the place for at least 10,000 years.
The reserve is now a popular destination, attracting visitors to enjoy the nature environment and surrounds, as well as hosting a range of events.
Find out when Hanging Rock is open, how to get there, entry fees and annual passes.
Hanging Rock hosts concerts, race meetings, markets, car shows and much more.
Find out about walks, tours, flora, wildlife, fishing, concerts and events at Hanging Rock.
Visit the cafe/gift shop, picnic areas, playground, ovals, tennis courts and racecourse.
The role of the master plan is to outline detailed actions that will ensure the sustainable long-term development and management of Hanging Rock Reserve.
The plan will continue the environmental works, such as extensive weed control and revegetation that have previously been completed at Hanging Rock and focus on enhancing the site’s vegetation and habitat.
Find out about the strategic plan for the Hanging Rock precinct that has been developed by Council and the Victorian Government.
Find out about the state significance of Hanging Rock Reserve, the crown land reserve containing Hanging Rock
Council is working with the Victorian and Australian governments on a range of environmental and visitor improvements at Hanging Rock.
Sections of Hanging Rock Reserve are available for your exclusive use, offering a setting you could only dream about.
+ CONSULTATION CLOSED + Council has received an offer from the Victorian Government to purchase the East Paddock at Hanging Rock as part of the longer-term strategic plan to ensure greater protection to the precinct.