News & Announcements

  • Club Calendar Events
  • Permanent Notice
    The WHRPC calendar events have been up-dated for viewing from July 2017. Click on the heading to this item to view.
  • Future Events
  • Permanent Notice
    Go to the Calendar page of Victoria Petanqaue Clubs Inc. to find out the details of all Victorian events and tounaments coming up in the near future. Go there by clicking on the heading to this item.
  • WHRPC Photographs
  • Posted 11 November 2016
    By clicking on the heading to this item you can see a large number of fabulous photos dating from the 2012 Echuca event. Thanks to David Shaw for organising these photos.
  • Club Newsletters
  • Permanent Notice
    Read the most recent newsletter through this link.
  • Shire Code Red Days
  • Permanent Notice
    The MRSC requires shire facilities to be closed on 'Catastrophic' Code Red days in the Central Fire District, and this includes the Hanging Rock Reserve. The full MRSC statement is included in our Heat Policy that can be read by clicking on the heading to this item.

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Woodend Hanging Rock Petanque Club

Woodend Hanging Rock Petanque Club Inc.
Dept. Consumer Affairs, Victoria, Incorporated Association Number A0040526Y.

The club name is a bit of a mouthful, but everyone who plays with us says they are going to play 'Petanque at the Rock' - hence the web-site name. Our home is the magnificent Hanging Rock public park about 4 km east of Woodend, about 70 km north-west of Melbourne straight up the M79 Calder Freeway.

The club plays socially every Thursday evening during daylight saving summer time, so early October through to late March (we often extend the 'season' to include April) from 4.30 pm to about 8.30 pm. Our pistes (playing surfaces) are located just to the left-hand side of the Hanging Rock cafe as you drive into the park. During the winter months we play the occasional social game at the home of one of our members.

The club has over 50 members and all visitors are made very welcome. On Thursday evening and most winter social events the activities include a BBQ or casual meal. Throughout the summer months there is something magical about concluding a game of petanque with friends at Hanging Rock and having a BBQ as the sun sets, surrounded by the local inhabitants - kangaroos, rosellas and magpies, and situated under the impressive Hanging Rock itself.

We can also cater for small groups who wish to learn about petanque and play a few supervised games, for which we would need about 2 week's notice. Come and join us at our version of 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'. We can promise you no-one disappears.

If you have any specific requests for further information about the WHRPC, please fill in the Information Request Form

The club wishes to acknowledge the support of the Macedon Ranges Shire Council in allowing us the use of an area in the Hanging Rock Reserve for our pistes; this contributes significantly to making the WHRPC one of the best petanque clubs in Australia.