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. Author Talk: Jenny Old

    Wednesday 27 June 2018 , Glen Innes

    Jenny Old will be attending the Glen Innes Severn Learning Centre. She will be talking about her recent novel 'Back of beyond'. It is a story about an indomitable woman living in Australia. Hope to see you all there!…

    27 Jun
  2. Glen Innes Cottage Markets

    Saturday 30 June 2018 to Saturday 17 November 2018 , Glen Innes

    Glen Innes Cottage markets are held every Saturday at the Lions park, come and see the variety of tasty local produce and variety of products.…

    30 Jun - 17 Nov
  3. Tartan Day

    Saturday 30 June 2018 , Glen Innes

    The Australian Standing Stones Management Board of Glen Innes have organised an International Tartan Day dinner for Saturday 30th June, at the Highlands Restaurant, New England Motor Lodge. Tartan Day is held on July 1st which is the ann…

    30 Jun