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Hanging Rock

Macedon Ranges’ most famous landmark

Hanging Rock has fitted in so much over 6 million years… from a sacred place for local indigenous people and backdrop to Joan Lindsay’s book Picnic at Hanging Rock and Peter Weir’s film of the same title, to a colourful host of music concerts, markets and popular horse races, the Rock tells many tales about the history of the Macedon Ranges.

Hanging Rock, or Mount Diogenes as it’s also known, is a rare volcanic formation near the townships of Woodend and Mount Macedon. One of the best examples of a volcanic plug or mamelon in the world, it has been exposed to considerable weathering and erosion, resulting in a conglomeration of unusual rock formations.

Hanging Rock is about discovery and the Hanging Rock Discovery Centre is the perfect place to start. Gain a fascinating background on the area’s history, mystery and geology with hands-on interpretive displays and informative panels.

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There is so much more to do at Hanging Rock than just walking up the Rock . Families can gather in the large shady picnic grounds and play games on the wide expanses of lawn or have coffee and a quality sit-down meal in the cafe. Walks can be taken on the trails and paths that weave through the reserve past local flora and fauna, or take a fishing rod and try your luck in the dam, which is regularly stocked with fish (don’t forget your licence) click here for more information.

Maybe join in on some of the most colourful and exciting events in the Macedon Ranges, from the Macedon District Car Club’s Annual Picnic and Car Display to the New Year’s and Australia Day horse races or the Locals Triples Petanque Tournament.

Hanging Rock also plays host to music concerts, having featured some of the biggest musical acts in the world, with Leonard Cohen, Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles and Cold Chisel all performing in the shadow of the famous landmark.

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