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.
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.