Plan your visit

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday,  9am to 5pm*

*Later in summer months weather permitting.

Please note entrance gate closes 30 minutes before closing time. 

Access to the Summit Walk is not permitted on days where winds over 40km/h are forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology. The reserve and picnic areas are still open on these days, and the café hours will be unchanged. 

The reserve is closed on Christmas Day. It will also be closed if a Code Red Fire danger day is declared. 

Contact us 

To speak with our team, call (03) 5421 1468 during office hours, or call the Ranger on 0418 373 032.

Getting there

139 South Rock Road, Woodend VIC 3442  

Hanging Rock is located about one hour's drive (80kms) north of Melbourne. It is easily accessed from either:

  • the Calder Freeway (A79), by turning off at the Woodend, Lancefield, Romsey (C324) exit and follow the Hanging Rock directional signage. 
  • via the township of Mount Macedon.
  • the Hume Highway (M31), by turning off at Kilmore and travelling through Lancefield or Wallan via Romsey.

Find out more about tours and transport around the Macedon Ranges at

If you are visiting Hanging Rock for a concert, see Hanging Rock Concerts website for information regarding transport, parking and shuttle buses.

Fees and annual passes

Reasonable entry fees apply when visiting Hanging Rock. 100% of all income received is used for the maintenance, development and care of this unique and natural Australian icon.


$10 per car
$4 per pedestrian
$20 per minibus
$50 per coach

Fees are payable before leaving the reserve. There is a ticket machine located outside the cafe that accepts cash and credit cards. You will need to scan this ticket at the gate when leaving the reserve.

Annual passes

If you visit Hanging Rock often, you can purchase an annual pass by completing a Hanging Rock annual pass application form(DOC, 1MB). This pass will allow to access to the Rock during normal opening hours, excluding major event days.


Your dog/s are welcome at the reserve (excluding major event days) but they must be kept on a leash at all times. Dogs not permitted to ascend the Rock on the Summit Walk as it is home to many native animals.