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Rock of Ages

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Rock of Ages Track, Maldon VIC 3463
Rock of Ages is a spectacular rocky outcrop atop Mount Mooral, overlooking Maldon, Victoria's first notable town. Enormous boulders (strikingly similar to those of Melville Caves) are staggered across the top of the mount and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

This spot offers stunning views of the town, Maldon's historic Cemetery, and Mt Tarrengower, recognizable by the lookout tower on top which was constructed using the poppet head from Bendigo's Comet Mine.

This was a popular spot during the gold rush era, used for picnics and entertainment. It has also been associated with Aboriginal ceremonies and is considered to be a sacred site (source).

There's a clear, flat area at the top which would be ideal for picnic blankets or camp tables. There are a few stone-ring fire pits as well. Children will have a great time climbing up and around the boulders, but be wary of steep drops and uneven ground - supervise small children at all times.

The road up to Rock of Ages is a dirt track starting at Davies Lane, accessible by most vehicles, although four wheel drives are recommended in wet weather.

Alternatively you could walk up the Rock of Ages track, which is a 20 minute walk up to the top from the beginning of the track at Davies Lane, or you could park along Back Cemetery Road and walk up the steep, rocky hillside.

The town of Maldon has a gorgeous 19th century appearance, maintained since the gold rush days. There are many fantastic things to do in Maldon, the town is definitely worth a visit.



DID YOU KNOW...

  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • There are many great places throughout the Goldfields that offer gorgeous, panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Gold prospecting is the recreational act of searching for natural gold deposits in the ground using tools such as gold detectors, gold pans and gold sluices. The Goldfields region of Victoria is a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets found in the area!
 

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