Welcome to Hanging Rock
Made famous by the spooky Joan Lindsay novel (and subsequent film by Peter Weir) Picnic at Hanging Rock, about the disappearance of a group of 19th-century schoolgirls, Hanging Rock is an ancient and captivating place. The volcanic rock formations are the sacred site of the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, but you’re welcome to clamber up the rocks along the 20-minute path. Once also a hideout for bushrangers, many mysteries and legends surround it and an eerie energy is said to be felt by many who climb among the boulders. From the summit there are views of Mt Macedon and the surrounding countryside.