Hangmans Rock is beside the historic Old Great North Road, near Wisemans Ferry, NSW.
This beautiful sandstone cave/overhang has some steps and a bench seat cut into it and is part of the history of the convict built OGNR. It is uncertain what purpose the spot served, but stories that convicts were hanged through the hole in the roof of the cave appear unlikely to be true, despite giving a name to the atmospheric spot.
Visit Hangmans Cave. It was so named in the late 1890sto impress and horrify tourists. (In fact, hanging could only be ordered by the Supreme Court and usually took place in the gaol yard.) The cave had a solid roof in the 1830s and was probably used as dry on-site storage.
For more information visit: http://greatnorthroad.com.au/