Hanging Rock - VIC

  Mountain,Peak,Hill

Position

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

Description

Place Type

Geography - Mountain,Peak,Hill

Location

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
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

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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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Kilmore Gap at 23/09:30pm EDT
Distance from Hanging Rock 33.32km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
13.7°C10.3°C60%6.1°C1004.6hPa2.0mmW13km/hr
7knots
15km/hr
8knots

Closest Climatic Station

Wallan (Kilmore Gap)
Distance from Hanging Rock 33.32km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C24.724.421.016.912.79.89.010.513.115.819.521.7
Mean Min. °C12.212.710.88.76.84.84.04.25.56.79.010.0
Mean Rain mm48.255.446.754.357.466.761.063.157.549.472.946.8

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