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“Favourite family outing!”

Hanging Rock Reserve
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Woodend
Certificate of Excellence
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Favourite family outing!”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Visited The Rock with friends for an invigorating Winter climb after not having visited for four years. The climb is always beautiful and fun! (wear good hiking boots, runners with grip!) Really liked the education centre which was new to us, and the kids loved it too! Give the Café a miss - 3 o'clock afternoon tea time in the school holidays and the staff are unwelcoming with only a few measly looking muffins on offer (and some scones after we practically begged as they had them put away???!!!!) Glass cake cabinets etc with nothing in them?! How ridiculous for a café! The coffee and scones were actually nice when they arrived though! All in all, Hanging Rock is a great family day!

Visited July 2013
Thank Leanne062
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Perth Western Australia
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“Go early to experience the haunting nature of Hanging Rock!”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Went to Hanging Rock as a side trip and thoroughly enjoyed the time spent there. The views from any level are spectacular. Go early before the crowds and the noise to experience the absolutely eerie quiet which adds to the mystique of Hanging Rock. Well set up information area adds to the experience. Cafe, picnic area and gift shop also available.

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“peaceful and calm”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

the hanging rock(s) is a must go! If you are looking for a place far away from the hectic city life, this is "the place to be :)

The scenic is beautiful and no need to mention the breeze of chilled fresh air o the top.
It s easier to go up than back down I reckon.

After hours of fun goin up and down we were craving for snacks/ suppers so we decided to have a coffee and some cakes BUT
this place (hanging rock cafe) I would not recommend you. The servant/ owner was rude and defn not welcoming. As soon as we finish our coffees (we could deal with that there weren t any cakes in the windows except a price list) and walked to the door her mood changes. out of the blue she was really polite and more than happy to say good-bye.

All in one: bring you own food/ snacks/ drinks and enjoy this beautiful place. You will love it.

Visited May 2013
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

I revisited Hanging Rock after a break of 8 years an still found it totally enchanting.
The actual climb to the summit and the stops on the way are well posted and one can get lost in the magic very easily (as well as really getting lost) The legend that goes with the Hanging Rock makes it special too.
I went with interstate visitors and had the obligatory picnic and they said it was a must.
I agree !

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nature is still fun”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great facilities, coffee shop and awesome walks. Not to mention events like the races :) Love the info centre and activities in there for kids.

Visited December 2012
Thank FeistyKel
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