Hanging Rock - VIC



DEG: -37.3297 144.59365
DMS: 37º 19' 46.92" S 144º 35' 37.12" E
UTM: 55 H 5865836mN 286804mE
Altitude: 683.08m


Place Type

Geography - Mountain,Peak,Hill,Rocks


62.89kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 75.4 km (57 mins)
467.1kms SouthWest of Canberra - Driving 629 km (6 hours 19 mins)
601.66kms SouthEast of Adelaide - Driving 704 km (7 hours 38 mins)

Address & Contact

Woodend Racecourse
Victoria 3442
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Hanging Rock is said to be the best example of a volcanic plug in the world. It consists mainly of soda trachyte rock, which apart from the Woodend District is found only in Norway and Sweden. Since it's formation, it has been exposed to weathering and erosion resulting in the unusual rock formation.
It was made infamous by Joan Lindsay's novel "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
Hanging rock is found 80km north of Melbourne.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Wallan (Kilmore Gap)
Distance from Hanging Rock 33.32km E
Mean Max. °C24.724.421.016.912.
Mean Min. °C12.212.710.
Mean Rain mm48.255.446.754.357.466.761.063.157.549.472.946.8

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