One of the most unusual attractions around the Dandenong Ranges is Elephant Rock. There are several large shaped rocks which are roughly shaped like an Elephant. Elephant Rock sits right next to Beaconsfield-Emerald Road which is 10 km to the south of the town of Emerald. No matter how many times you ride past this famous landmark. You will always pause to take in this remarkable site.
This rock is a well know landmark, and is regularly painted by locals who are looking to celebrate special occasions with greetings. Expect to see slogans and art work & sometimes people will paint an Elephant’s face on. More often than not its covered in tacky graffiti, but you’ve got to be prepared to take the good with the bad. What is so special about Elephant Rock is that it will always appear to be different, every time you pass it.
This wise old rock has many changing faces, and when you next visit say g’day!
Why not plan your next ride around Elephant Rock?
Here is a link to Elephant Rocks Facebook page:
Remember to Hashtag your photos #elephantrock
142 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road,
What to expect:
Beaconsfield-Emerald Road offers undulating climbing from Beaconsfield to Emerald. I would recommend to start your ride from the Princess Highway as there is a 2km climb with a 6% average up Guys Hill which is a great climb to do. There is an 80 kmp/h speed limit on this road and considered an arterial road. Expect to see a fair bit of traffic whilst you ride. Thankfully there is a shoulder to either side of the road that you can ride in. Heads up that its rarely swept and can be bumpy in parts. Expect to dodge lots of debris.