Hanging Rock is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Woodend, Victoria, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length1.2 miElevation gain291 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingForestPartially pavedViewsWildflowersNo dogs
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While Hanging Rock has been widely associated with the fictional novel 'Picnic at Hanging Rock', it is more important to acknowledge the traditional owners of Hanging Rock and this site’s rich and tragic Indigenous history, to concede that Joan Lindsay’s renowned novel reiterated a history of settler fiction and cultural forgetting of violent dispossession being unrecognised. When visiting this culturally sensitive site, be respectful in your presence and use this as an opportunity for reflection, remembering and learning. Hanging Rock is located on the boundary of three Aboriginal groups, the Wurundjeri, Taungurong and Dja Dja Wurrung. The area was place for meeting and for ceremonies for more than 26,000 years, before colonisers forcibly removed them from their lands.These traditional owners are the primary guardians and knowledge holders of Aboriginal cultural heritage for the site, and any effort to revive Aboriginal presence, names or cultural interpretation at Hanging Rock must be led by and centre their views.

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Scott Williams
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Rock climbingGreat!Rocky

Challenging in some spots with a bit of climbing and some steep inclines but a beautiful location with amazing views. Got there early but was very busy when we were leaving (this is Hanging Rock though and bound to be popular).

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Gautier Robin
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All Melbourne was there!

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Arun Meleppura
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Jo Cork
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Hiking

Extremely crowded, unfortunately I wouldn’t do it again. No socially conscious people anywhere to be seen. Dangerous, overcrowding on rocks and a lack of self awareness about appropriate behaviour in areas like this.

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Rory Smyth
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Louise Mitchell
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Sean Thring
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Jayne Adams
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Felicite Hickey
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HikingFeeGreat!Rocky

Nice, well maintained trail. We loved exploring the rocks.

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Ram C. Khanal
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Walking

Excellent walk with many different rock formations. Views from the top are fantastic. It was very windy at the top which was exhilarating but can easily be a challenging weather condition to deal with. October 2016

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Darcy French
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HikingClosedFee

Great little walk, but summit was closed sadly.

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Tom Robb
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doesn't live up too the hype.

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Bob Corson
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Hiking

good views

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Queena Wang
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Hiking

Saw some kangaroos at the base. Walk up to the summit is stunning with rock formations and quirky trees.

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Nicole Mingay
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Gerrit Lo
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Great walk to the summit. You can climb the rocks where ever you want and find the best spot for yourself for a break. Kids love it!

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Bree Downes-Smith
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Hiking

busy. $10 entry is really steep!! walk up is always nice but i don't know that i can justify the cost for a 2km walk again.

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Emma McGowan
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Hiking

great scenery. A little bit of adventure. good wildlife with wrens, roos and A wallaby. Dogs are not allowed on the walk but are allowed on lead around car park.

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Dragan Gligorevic
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I enjoyed in walking on fresh sunny Saturday morning.

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Sharlene Tattersall
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Hiking

A gorgeous spot. Great for kids with the small challenge to walk up. When you get to the top there’s lots of exploring to do. The information centre at the bottom is very creative and has lots of information. There are plenty of picnic spots there before or after the hike. Great views and something for everyone on this short walk. Extremely busy though so if it’s serenity and quiet you want, then this is not the hike for you.

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Mat Alexander
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Hayley B
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1800m there and back, some rock climbing, some hiking, some casual walking. At some points gets quite steep but a reasonably quick, easy climb with beautiful views at the top. This trail is not suitable for dogs.

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ghawady Ehmaid
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Tong HUO
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