Australia Day Races at Hanging Rock

27 Jan
Australia Day Races at Hanging Rock

Enjoy Australia Day in style!

Join in all the fun at Australia Day @ the Rock – Monday 27 January 2020 and help celebrate over 125 years of racing at the Rock!  Featuring the bet365 Hanging Rock Cup.

Hanging Rock racecourse is surrounded by the Hanging Rock Reserve Park, located in the beautiful and unspoiled Macedon Ranges. The dual Calder Freeway will see you there within a mere 45 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD.  The park is not only breathtaking to those that visit but a national icon following Joan Lindsay’s book and film, ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock.’ However the history of the park does not end there, boasting a rich and interesting past.  The closest town to Hanging Rock is Woodend, a town full of that sought after country charm, which makes it a spot very popular with tourists.

It is for all of these reasons why Hanging Rock makes a great place to lay down a rug, have a picnic and enjoy a great day out at the races. 

On-course entertainment includes

FREE Kids Activities including Kelly Sports

Live music

Big Screen

Punters Club

Food Stalls

PLEASE NOTE: GATE OPENING TIME: 11AM. No BYO Alcohol, animals or shade structures

SHUTTLE BUS FEE FROM WOODEND STATION: $5 (includes return travel).

Opening hours
Gates open at 11:00am
139 S Rock Rd, Newham, Victoria, 3442
Admission price
The admission price is $25 at the gate or $20 early bird price (tickets available here or by calling the club on 5422 1866)

Special offer

Shuttle bus from Woodend Station to the Racecourse is just $5.00

Getting there

Train line
Closest station/stop

Take the Bendigo Line train from Southern Cross Station and get off at Woodend Station. Then take the shuttle bus from Woodend Station to the racecourse for $5 return. Please refer to individual event days to see a copy of the Shuttle bus timetable.