Picnic At Hanging Rock, 1975

Director

Peter Weir

Cast

visit Victoria

Visit: Melbourne and Victoria

Visit: Hanging Rock, near Woodend, on the A79 Calder Freeway


visit South Australia

Visit: South Australia

Visit: Martindale Hall, Manoora Road
Martindale
, near Mintaro, South Australia (tel: 08.8843.9088)

Picnic At Hanging Rock filming location: Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria

Picnic At Hanging Rock location: the girls disappear on a day out: Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria

In turn-of-the-century Australia, three schoolgirls and one of their teachers inexplicably disappear while on a school trip. As in Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura, the mystery is never solved.

Hanging Rock, the destination for the trip, is a striking rock formation near Woodend, on the A79 Calder Freeway about 50 miles northwest of Melbourne in Victoria. It’s a volcanic feature known as a mamelon (French for nipple), formed when a stiff type of lava is squeezed through a narrow vent in the earth and solidifies before it can flow away.

The nearby extinct 3,320-foot volcano, Mount Macedon, gives excellent views of the rocks.

Picnic At Hanging Rock filming location: Martindale Hall, Manoora Road, Martindale, South Australia

Picnic At Hanging Rock location: ‘Appleyard Girls’ School’: Martindale Hall, Manoora Road, Martindale, South Australia

Photograph: wikimedia / Marionlad

‘Appleyard Girls’ School’ is Martindale Hall, a 19th Century mansion in the Clare Valley near Mintaro, South Australia. The hall, located in the 45-acre Martindale Hall Conservation Park, is open to day visitors every day of the year, except for Christmas Day and Good Friday.




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