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A bit out of the way, but defies gravity

Took us a while to find our way there. Good to stop off in Peterborough at the old picture theatre... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Scotty2525
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Brisbane, Australia
Interesting optical illusion

Yes, the car did move towards the magnet mounted on the side of the road. Not sure if it would of... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Klaus R
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Took us a while to find our way there. Good to stop off in Peterborough at the old picture theatre for a snack and drink first. Final road is dirt. Don't stop at the big magnet, but continue down the road further and follow the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Scotty2525
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Was a bit of a drive on dirt road, the optical illusion worked on me, not on my friend. This would probably make (some young) kids astounded, but I thought the overall scenery of the detour was better than the experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Heard a lot about this Magnetic Hill but was disappointed once I tried it out. The illusion seemed very obvious to me at least.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

About eight kilometres of metal road if you approach in either direction. Whilst the car does move as stated I consider it an optical illusion in that whilst the car appears to be going up hill it is in fact going down a slight slop....More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Doug S
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great little spot still not sure whether it’s an optical allusion or the area is highly magnetised but it does give the feel that the car is going up the hill under its own steam.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 9 February 2018

This is very weird and fun! To our minds the car actually rolled uphill!!!! Have been told it is an optical illusion but I cannot get my brain around it! :D To me it appeared as though the car rolled uphill with no logical explanation!...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank sammccaw
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Yes, the car did move towards the magnet mounted on the side of the road. Not sure if it would of stopped by itself though :-)

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Klaus R
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Like everyone else has said, check it out for yourself. There is a dirt road, not far from Orroroo. It very much looks like it is a road that is on an incline. We were in a Work Ute, a heavy car (Ford Ranger, in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Jebbikah
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We thought this was too good to be true but it really works ! Go and be amazed! Worth the short trip out of Peterborough

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Aussiegirl64
Reviewed 6 October 2017

ok--- easy to find follow the instructions --our best result--go over the crest park half way down---put in neutral shut off engine take off break--the car travelled in reverse up and over the crest----no optical illusion--on reflection we were in a little danger of another...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank jemma1147
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