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Joseph Young Drive, Harcourt North VIC 3453

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Dog Rocks is a stunning granite outcrop within the Mount Alexander Regional Park which offers spectacular hillside views over Harcourt and the countryside beyond. Countless enormous boulders stand out strikingly from the western slopes of Mount Alexander, just a short walk from the parking area. Spend some time exploring and appreciate the beautiful views from many different vantage points.

These rocks were given their name in 1846 by Lockhart Morton, manager of Sutton Grange station, after he observed many dingos frequenting the area.        

There is a gravel parking area alongside Joseph Young Drive then a very short walking track takes you up the hill to Dog Rocks (zoom in on the map above for exact location). Be wary of uneven ground and steep drops, supervise children at all times. 

A sign at the beginning of the track displays walks to Shepherds Flat Lookout (1.9 km) and Mount Alexander (2.7 km) from here. 

Dog Rocks is very similar to Rock of Ages in Maldon, Melville Caves in Brenanah, Sisters Rocks in Stawell, Mount Korong near Inglewood and The Granites near Wedderburn.

Also located on Mt Alexander


Map of the Castlemaine Mining District which shows historical features in superb detail, including mining divisions, reefs, gullies, and gold workings. Mining Department, Melbourne, 1860. High quality, durable A1 print in a satin finish. Large, 594 x 891 mm. Go to online shop.



  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • Kids love to climb! There are plenty of places throughout the Goldfields with great trees, rocks, fallen logs and more for kids to climb up, around and over.
  • There are many great places throughout the Goldfields that offer gorgeous, panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.


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