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Rock of Ages Track, Maldon VIC 3463

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Rock of Ages is a spectacular rocky outcrop atop Mount Moorul, overlooking the beautiful historic town of Maldon. Enormous boulders are staggered across the mountain, where visitors can appreciate stunning views of the town, surrounding countryside, Mount Tarrengower (recognisable by the lookout tower on top which was constructed using the poppet head from Bendigo's Comet Mine), and Maldon's historic cemetery below.

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. 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.

There are a couple of informal stone-ring fire pits in various places among the rocks. Please note that camping is not permitted here, and fires are only allowed to be lit in proper designated fireplaces throughout the Maldon Historic Area.

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. 

Darky's Hut is located a short drive from Rock of Ages, and the beautiful Charlie Fox's House can also be found at the foot of the mountain beneath Rock of Ages, along Back Cemetery Road.

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.

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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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