Places to visit

Hanging rock

Hanging Rock, or Mount Diogenes as it’s also known, is a rare volcanic formation near the townships of Woodend and Mount Macedon. One of the best examples of a volcanic plug or mamelon in the world, it has been exposed to considerable weathering and erosion, resulting in a conglomeration of unusual rock formations.

Hanging Rock is about discovery and the Hanging Rock Discovery Centre is the perfect place to start. Gain a fascinating background on the area’s history, mystery and geology with hands-on interpretive displays and informative panels.

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Mountain Bike Trails

There are a number of world class mountain bike parks across Victoria. See the great Victorian bush in a whole new way and experience the 30+ mountain bike trails Central Victoria has to offer. 

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Trentham Falls

Trentham Falls is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in Victoria, plunging some 32 metres over ancient basalt columns. It’s particularly impressive in winter, when rain creates the strongest flow.

Surrounded by lush bushland, the moss-covered falls are located in the Coliban River Scenic Reserve, which protects original vegetation including manna gum, messmate, narrow-leaved peppermint and spring wildflowers.

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The beautiful landscapes of the Victorian Goldfields offer the perfect settings for bushwalkers to experience. With an epic 210 km of walking tracks, you can take many scenic walks throughout the region.

Before undertaking any walk we strongly encourage you to check the VicEmergency app for any fire danger warnings, and the Parks Victoria website for details of closures or access restrictions.

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