Saturday, February 25, 2017

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.
Although we visited this place when we were sitting in Melbourne, we have now finally climbed to the top to take in the view.

The scenery is really beautiful and the rock formations make interesting frames for the countryside.

Against the backdrop of the clear blue sky, the rocks and grass tell a story of slow erosion and evolution.

In every direction, there is another vista.

With Mount Macedon in the background, the scene is a striking one.

The climb is hard, but worth it for the view.