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Hanging Rock Reserve

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It’s a nice cat. 3 walk, with the choice of taking stairs carved out of the hill side or walking up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rock explorers

A beautiful trek with many rocks for climbing & exploring. Caution when walking as some of the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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South Rock Road, Woodend, Victoria 3442, Australia
+61 3 5421 1468
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 December 2016

At first when I saw it was A$100 to enter i was a little annoyed but rarely i have been to a busy public park so beautifully maintained. The rolling green lawns Australian bush wid life and well behaved visitors made it an absolute pleasure...More

5  Thank pemblin
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Bruce was amazing so rating is not for him but for the venue. It was the most disorganised outdoor event I have been to - in terms of parking arrangements. Despite being told to pre-purchase a parking ticket, no-one checked it when we arrived and...More

6  Thank rebeccap122
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All reviews hanging rock the reserve information centre gift shop base walk exit fee great walk worth the climb day trip car park well worth the effort per vehicle great facilities walking shoes ice cream photo opportunities spectacular views
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a nice cat. 3 walk, with the choice of taking stairs carved out of the hill side or walking up an asphalt ramp. The second leg of the walk to the top is partly over rocks, and can be a bit tricky for some....More

Thank BeardedDownunder
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

A beautiful trek with many rocks for climbing & exploring. Caution when walking as some of the rocks are smooth so easy to loose your foothold. Keep a close eye on children as there are steep drop offs if you wander off the track. Bring...More

Thank Anisinn
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Really good exercise going uphill with beautiful views and rocks formations.. I'd say its a must see

Thank Nidah A
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on the way to Woodend. Sun came out just as we pulled into the car park. Information center was intriguing...what happened to those girls? If anything happened at all??? The walk up to hanging rock is not too hard, just hard enough to...More

Thank wilbeworldtraveller
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Great way to spend a few hours exploring this mysterious Australian example of nature. The hike to the summit is quite strenuous but worth the climb, only for those physically able. The base walk is quite easy, both are about 2kms. Beautiful grounds for picnics,...More

Thank TrishK68
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We stopped here for a BBQ picnic before climbing up to admire the views. Parking is $10 for a car, paid before you exit - they do take card! The BBQs all were clean and easy to use. Parking was simple. The walk up the...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We stopped in for lunch in the park which was a delight, even in the cold weather, & had a walk around afterwards The information center was enlightening with lots of information & history of the area, although we did not walk the rock this...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Nice place to spend an hour or two to climb up the hill for a spectacular view. AUD 10 entry fee per vehicle or AUD 4 per pedestrian

Thank 268caseyl
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Some great views and nature to be found if you're fit enough for a climb. Even if you want to go for a walk it's a great place to visit.

Thank WilMcT
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Hanging rock is a place that is beautiful to visit but you need stamina to climb .I truly enjoyed the experience but not somewhere that I will visit again.

Thank Jo G
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Kimmy T
15 September 2018|
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Response from martinhG9266GF | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kim, give the walk about 30 mins each way to take it easy and lots of stops, the ramp is definitely the easier option to stop the jarring on your knees. The climb will be tough on your knees, in saying that there were... More
Sharon F
15 May 2018|
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Response from Marion & Bob K | Reviewed this property |
Firstly, it will take about one hour to get their from the CBD. Secondly, to see and enjoy you'll need 2hours plus. Thirdly, another hour to return to the CBD. Plus whatever time you need to get to and from the CBD from... More
Sharon F
15 May 2018|
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Response from FamilyTraveller1012 | Reviewed this property |
hi Sharon. the only practical alternative is to hire a care and drive yourself for the 1/2 day. Its only about an hour drive, easy to get to, but there no real public transport options.