Hanging Rock

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.

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).


  • Public Toilets
  • Picnic Facilities

Opening Hours:

Open daily (Except Christmas Day)
Monday — Sunday 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
May be open later in Summer depending on weather.

Entry Fees:

Car: $10.00
Minibus: $20.00
Coach: $50.00
Motorbike: $10.00
Pedestrian/cyclist: $4.00

Image Credit: Visit Macedon Ranges