Tags

, , , , ,

Our last full day in Australia Sept. 15th  We visited at Dingo Discovery Centre before going to Mt. Macedon for lunch and driving by Hanging Rock on our way back to Mary and Eddy’s home in South Gippsland Victoria.

http://www.dingofoundation.org.au/sanctuary.php     The sanctuary is a unique conservation establishment set on 40 acres in the picturesque foothills of the Macedon Ranges. It is situated only 35 minutes from the CBD to Melbourne’s north­east, in the Shire of Melton, abutting the Pyrete State Forest, and only 30 minutes from Melbourne Airport

From Wikipedia

Mount Macedon /mnt ˈmæsədən/[2] is a small town 64 kilometres (40 mi) north-west of Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria. The town is located on below the mountain of the same name, which rises to 1,001 metres (3,284 ft) AHD.[3] At the 2011 census, Mount Macedon had a population of 1,321.[1] Mount Macedon is best known for its collection of 19th-century gardens and associated extravagant large homes which is considered to be one of the most important such collections in Australia.

Hanging Rock (formally known as Mount Diogenes), in central VictoriaAustralia, is a distinctive geological formation, 718m above sea level (105m above plain level) on the plain between the two small townships of Newham and Hesket, approximately 70 km north-west of Melbourne and a few kilometres north of Mount Macedon, a former volcano. Best known as the site where a party of schoolgirls disappeared in February 1900 in the fictional story Picnic at Hanging Rock, Hanging Rock is located within the Wurundjeri nation’s territory.

Advertisements