Walk Category: Short
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Woodend
Walk Area: Central Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 76 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes
Walk Details Collated: July 2013
Walk Details Provided By: CAEX Bushwalking Club
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Start of walk:
Take CityLink (will need to pay the tolls) and then the Calder Freeway north towards Kyneton. Take the Woodend-Wallan/C324 exit. In 400m turn right into Woodend-Lancefield Rd. After a further 3.5 km turn left into Coach Rd/C324 and almost immediately right into South Rock Road. Follow this road for approx 1.5km to Hanging Rock Reserve.
Bureau of Meteorology: Forecast for Central Victoria
Visitor Information: Macedon Ranges
Mobile phones: coverage information
Pets: Dogs on a leash are permitted in picnic areas but are not permitted to ascend the rock due to presence of native animals.
Note that a number of very popular major events are held at the Reserve each year including the New Years Day Picnic Races. It is advisable to check the visitor information link above for details of such events when planning a visit to the Rock.
Note: There is a fee to enter the Reserve - either per car or per pedestrian. In July 2013 the fees were $10 per car and $4 per pedestrian. There is a ticket machine located just outside the cafe and a valid ticket is required to exit the park.
Bushwalking Victoria's advocacy efforts aim to proactively influence decisions that impact on bushwalking and bushwalkers in Victoria, by engaging with key decision makers and land managers such as Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)to ensure that bushwalking issues and opportunities are understood and considered when policies and decisions are made that impact on the bushwalking community in Victoria.
Below is a list of campaigns that we encourage you to join: