Hanging Rock

Just ten minutes'  drive from Woodlands Getaway is one of the treasures of the Macedon Ranges, Hanging Rock. It is a rare and unusual rock formation, considered to be one of the world’s best examples of volcanic plug or mamelon.

Hanging Rock was the setting of Joan Lindsay’s book and Peter Weirs film “Picnic at Hanging Rock”. Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, The Eagles and many others have used Hanging Rock as a backdrop for their concerts, an amazing outdoor venue.

Hanging Rock is a peaceful place to take a walk, either to the summit or around the formation, there is a choice of walking tracks suitable for most. There are picnic grounds to enjoy your own picnic or a café with quality food and drinks. The Hanging Rock Discovery Centre is informative with hands-on interpretive displays and educational panels.