Hanging Rock - VIC

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Position

DEG: -37.023 148.317
DMS: 37º 01' 22.8" S 148º 19' 1.2" E
UTM: 55 H 5901765mN 617149mE
Altitude: 819.3m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Mountain,Peak,Hill

Location

207.33kms South of Canberra - Driving 281 km (4 hours 32 mins)
309.55kms East of Melbourne - Driving 423 km (5 hours 30 mins)
656.09kms North of Hobart - Driving 1155 km (1 day 5 hours)

Address & Contact

3885
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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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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Gelantipy
Distance from Hanging Rock 22.42km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C24.023.020.016.412.810.19.511.213.816.219.121.1
Mean Min. °C11.611.59.46.94.83.22.12.84.35.88.09.3
Mean Rain mm59.374.662.953.048.969.358.953.855.473.299.565.0

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