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Flat Rock Adventure

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by Manuel (subscribe)
Freelance writer and street photographer
Published January 7th 2014
Sit at the edge of the world in the Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains, Three Sisters, Katoomba
The Three Sisters at the Blue Mountains

Yes, that's the Three Sisters at the Blue Mountains. Posters and postcards about the Blue Mountains invariably show the Three Sisters. For most, the highlight of a trip to the Blue Mountains is a photo at Echo Point in Katoomba with the Three Sisters in the background. Of course, there are other attractions, such as the Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, a good walk from Echo Point, or the Toy Museum in Leuralla. For a change, how about taking the road less travelled? Let the following photo speak for itself.

Flat Rock, Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls
Sitting at the edge of the world in Flat Rock

This is not for the faint of heart. Flat Rock, also locally known as the Wedding Rock (because it is a very nice spot to pose for a wedding photo), is a big rock jutting out from the Kings Tableland in Wentworth Falls. It is not fenced, and the drop to the valley below could be fatal. Vertigo and gusty Blue Mountains wind are not a good combination. Sitting on the edge of the world without a harness takes courage, while walking towards the edge is a challenge in itself.

Flat Rock, Wedding Rock, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Warning
You have been fairly warned. Climb at your own risk.

There is a fair warning to visitors. The cliff is not fenced and there is danger of falling, particularly because the rock could be slippery and the gusty wind in the area can impair your balance. The warning notwithstanding, the view from the Flat Rock is breathtaking.

Flat Rock, Wedding Rock, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains
The inviting spot at the Tablelands in Wentworth Falls

How to Get There

Flat Rock is not a stop in the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, the red double decker bus that is best for sightseeing around the Blue Mountains. Hence, you need your own transportation to get there, or you need to book a tour with a local travel agency.

If you are coming from Sydney, turn left at Tableland Road from the Great Western Highway. After approximately 1.8 kilometres, turn right to Hordern Road. At the end of Hordern Road, turn left to Little Switzerland Drive. As of writing, this is a dirt road, so be prepared. After approximately 200 metres, you will see the Flat Rock signage off the road to your right.

The Flat Rock Marker, Wedding Rock, Kings Tableland
The Flat Rock Marker Along Little Switzerland Drive

Parking may be an issue. A big bus and maybe a couple of cars can park without problems near the signage. If there is a crowd, you may park further down Little Switzerland Drive, or it may be prudent to leave your car near the Kings Tableland Observatory at the end of Hordern Road. It is a short 3-5 minutes walk to Flat Rock from there.

And then you can go the road usually travelled and visit the spots indicated in the Blue Mountains Explorer bus route map. [Click here to download a copy of the map]

Don't forget to stop by the Chocolate Company. There's a small play area for kids, while adults can sip hot chocolate in style. There is also free chocolate tasting, if you are into sweets.

Blue Mountains Chocolate Factory
The Blue Mountains Chocolate Factory is tempting, with both hot and cold chocolate drinks for all ages.

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Why? Sit at the edge of the world
When: Anytime during the year
Where: Flat Rock, Kings Tableland, Wentworth Falls, NSW
Cost: Free
Your Comment
where is the chocolate factory near Flat Rock? have never seen it before, and the shot of the 3 sisters is that taken from Flat Rock? - cheers it is an amazing view but I myself would never be that close to the edge thats a bit dangerous, one gust and over you go.
by Anne Dignam (score: 2|870) 2235 days ago
Amazing view. Don't think I'd have the nerve to sit that close though!
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12528) 2235 days ago
by Manny Diaz (score: 0), 2 days ago
report "I took the photo on 6 July 2013. So they have changed the sign? I hope they still call it Flat Rock. :-) Thanks for the information."
Now instead of "Flat Rocks" the sign says "Lincoln Rocks" in the honour of famous mountaineer Lincoln Hall. I have been there at the beginning of 2014 bringing my tourists in a day tour to Blue Mountains for few days. I even did not know that it is 'Flat rock". Any way, that is a really nice and breathtaking view over there.
by mynes (score: 2|140) 2233 days ago
The picture of the sign saying "Flat rocks" is old. When did you take it?
Now there is another name for the rocks and the sign has been changed..
by mynes (score: 2|140) 2235 days ago
This article needs updating. Flat Rock changed its name to Lincoln's Rock several,years ago in honour of Lincoln Hall, a mountaineer who lived here in Wentworth Falls for decades before his untimely passing in 2012.
by Info (score: 0|2) 1263 days ago
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