Getting to Wedding Cake Rock, Royal National Park

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Wedding Cake Rock is located in Sydney’s Royal National Park, found by walking along the Coast track. The pure white rock against the bright blue water and sandstone coastal cliffs is a magnificent sight.

It received it’s name due to the sharp edges and square-like shape of the rock, that sits like a slice of cake jutting out from the surrounding rock formation above the ocean.

In recent years the rock has started to break and is at risk of falling. There is now a fence blocking access to the rock for safety to the visitors and to protect the rock from further wreckage.

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How to get here:

To start this walk you need to drive to Bundeena in the Royal National Park, which is about a 1.5 hours drive from Sydney’s CBD.

The Coast track starts at the end of Beachcomber Avenue in Bundeena. Walk up the path, past a block of toilets- ignore the first set of signs pointing towards “Jibbon cave engravings” and turn left into the next road which has signs pointing to the start of the “Coast track”.

The walk is clearly sign posted, so it is impossible to get lost!

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Length and difficulty of walk:

The walk will take you roughly 1 hour each way.

It is a flat walk for majority of the way. However, keep in mind that about 15 minutes before you reach Wedding Cake Rock you will have to walk down and then up a set of stairs, before reaching flat ground again.

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What to wear and bring:

If you’re visiting Australia for the first time please note that our sun is extremely strong! While it may get hot in America and Europe, Australia’s sun rays are much more powerful and you will probably get sunburnt if you don’t protect your skin.

  • Wear comfortable footwear- sneakers, not thongs (flip flops)
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Snacks

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