15 June 2021: Camels Hump and all walking trails in Macedon Regional Park are currently closed due to storm damage. Please see our FAQ page for latest updates.
Like nearby Hanging Rock, the rocky outcrop that is the Camel’s Hump is a mamelon, a volcanic feature formed six million years ago when thick lava squeezed up through a small vent in the earth’s crust. It is the highest peak in the Macedon Ranges at 1011m and offers superb views of the surrounding countryside.
It is a steep 500m ascent to reach the viewing platform the top, but it’s worth it!
There are other walks from the Camels Hump Car Park if you don’t wish to hike to the top. A popular walk is the Camels Hump to Days Picnic Ground route, which is 1.8km, 30‐40 minutes one way. The circuit track loops around the Camels Hump and continues over Mount Macedon Road and on to Days Picnic Ground.