40th Anniversary 1975-2015
Last updated: 2 September 2017
This field guide celebrates 40 years of Peter Weir‘s 1975 movie Picnic at Hanging Rock.
Hanging Rock (also known as Mt. Diogenes or Dryden’s Rock) is a real place north of Melbourne, Australia, and you can use this guide to walk into the scenes of the film.
Navigate through different scenes by using the page links to the right of this post.
Picnic at Hanging Rock was directed by Peter Weir and produced by Eden Productions (formerly McElroy & McElroy) in association with Patricia Lovell.
Hanging Rock is a place of special meaning to many people. If you do visit, please obey warning signs, respect nature, respect the community, and respect the Rock.
“Suddenly overcome by an overpowering lassitude, all four girls flung themselves down on the gently sloping rock in the shelter of the monolith, and there fell into a sleep so deep that a horned lizard emerged from a crack to lie without fear in the hollow of Marion’s outflung arm.” (3)