Balancing Rock

The Glen Innes District is renowned for its unique rock formations, one of the most unusual is Balancing Rock, 12 kilometres south of Glen Innes on the New England Highway. The gigantic boulder of granite rests precariously on a 300 millimetre point amongst other rock formations.

Balancing Rock is on private property and is about 150 metres from the highway. It is not accessible to the public, but can be viewed from the rest area which is marked with a Balancing Rock sign.

Though Balancing Rock is on private property, just next door there are many interesting rock formations at the Stonehenge Recreational Reserve. Here travellers can picnic or just wander around the magnificent granite rocks.

Travelling north from Guyra on the New England Highway start looking right when approximately 15 kilometres from Glen Innes.

Travelling south, start looking to your left half a kilometre from Stonehenge Recreational Reserve.

Nearby events

  1. High Country Handmade Showcase

    Sunday 03 March 2019 to Sunday 01 September 2019 , Glen Innes

    Each season in the New England high country brings a distinct new energy, and the region's handmade hub - The Makers Shed at Glen Innes - celebrates the change on the first Sunday of summer, autumn, winter and spring! Resident Makers -…

    03 Mar - 01 Sep
  2. The Minerama Fossicking, Gem and Jewellery Show

    Thursday 07 March 2019 to Sunday 10 March 2019 , Glen Innes

    As the largest annual fossicking gem and jewellery show in New South Wales, Minerama has been drawing regular visitors to Glen Innes for almost 30 years. Held every year in March. Minerama is perfect for all gem lovers, rock hounds and…

    07 Mar - 10 Mar
  3. Emmaville Sheep Races

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2019 , Glen Innes

    The small village of Emmaville, north of Glen Innes, may be better known for its agricultural and mining history, but it is the home of an annual event that must not be missed - The Emmaville Sheep Races! Displaying the good-natured…