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Magnetic Hill

Pekina Road | via Black Rock, Peterborough, South Australia 5422, Australia
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Not really a correct illusion

Heard a lot about this Magnetic Hill but was disappointed once I tried it out. The illusion seemed... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Robert S
,
Nuriootpa, Australia
Waste of time

About eight kilometres of metal road if you approach in either direction. Whilst the car does move... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Doug S
,
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Pekina Road | via Black Rock, Peterborough, South Australia 5422, Australia
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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.

Thank Robert S
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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

Thank Doug S
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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.

1  Thank Wendy B
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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

1  Thank sammccaw
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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 :-)

1  Thank Klaus R
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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

1  Thank Jebbikah
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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

1  Thank Aussiegirl64
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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

1  Thank jemma1147
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

just a great experience it a great place to take visitors, even took my boss when he came up from Adelaide, now every time he come to Peterborough with other people he takes them there. great for kids played roll the ball up hill, a...More

Thank Christine D
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed it. The road was a bit rough for my little car but it was worth it. It was about 9km in from Black Rock. You have to watch for the sign. It is not very big. It is a strange feeling.

Thank Judi R
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