The Rock Lookout

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The Rock Lookout

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Distance
500m return
Duration
10 minutes
Duration
Short walk
Duration
Easy

Getting to The Rock Lookout

The Rock Lookout is in the area of Blue Mountains National Park. It is situated within the historic Mulgoa Valley. Only minutes from Penrith, the walk starts on Fairlight Road. The road in is suitable for all cars and there is plenty of parking available.

Views from The Rock Lookout

The Rock lookout provides a great view of the Nepean River and only a short 250m walk to the lookout from the carpark. The walk is easy with a marked path and 50m or so of stairs. Another 2.5km track splits off at the start of the track leading to  Riley's Mountain for more views of the river where you can take great photos or watch people on the river. The rock is also a cool place to explore on your own, however just be mindful that it is easy to slip, especially after rain.

This walk provides you with stunning views of the Nepean River as well as provide you with many sightings of native plants along the walk. Acacias, bottle brushes and Irises are just a few different types of plants and flowers you may spot on this walk.  If you were interested in bird watching you might also like to bring your binoculars as there are might birds to sight in this area.

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Distance
500m return
Duration
10 minutes

Grade

Duration
Short walk
Duration
Easy

2 thoughts on "The Rock Lookout"

  1. Avatar Rod & Bronwyn Grant says:

    Excellent reviews as always Pioneer walks

  2. Avatar PeterMo says:

    I went to see the Rock Lookout Yesterday. It was however a rainy day and the dirt road into the car park was very rough for my small car. There were not many parking spots either.
    After looking at the map and info at the car park, I thought it might be a bit too much for my 68 year old body to try and find the lookout along the bush track. Ill try again in better eather.

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