Sandstone Rock that looks like a perfect slice of a Wedding Cake
Like a slice of cake perched high above the deep blue ocean, Wedding Cake Rock is a must visit. Located in Sydney’s Royal National Park, Wedding Cake Rock is a fragile sandstone formation with perfect straight lines with no patterns or rusty-coloured tones. But don’t be fooled by the pure white colour as the sandstone layers are soft, therefore increasing the chances of cracking and collapsing.
Wedding Cake Rock is unstable and it is fenced off for the safety of visitors. However, it is very common to climb over the fence and take photos. You know the rule, if you don’t post it on social media, it never happened. Mind you, if you get caught from a park ranger, you will be fined of approximately $300 AUD.
But hey, if everyone is doing it, then jump the fence. For your safety, please don’t stand or sit on the rock, or venture too close to cliff edges.
In our opinion, the hike to Wedding Cake Rock is easy with a bit of steep rocks and terrain. It is nothing compared to the hike to the Figure 8 Pools which very difficult.
Prepare for the trek to the Wedding Cake Rock
For this famous coastal trek, be sure to wear active wear, appropriate footwear and allow for 1 hour each way from your parked card in Bundeena. We highly recommend visiting the bathroom facilities before starting the trek and bring food and water. With the sun shining so bright, you must wear a hat and slap on sunscreen.
The hike has breath taking views of the coast and the weather just makes it such a beautiful and enjoyable experience.
How to get to Wedding Cake Rock
Enter “71 Beachcomber Ave, Bundeena” in Google Maps. You can park your car further along this street or in Eric Street.
If you’re relying on public transport, it’s easy to catch the ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena. Then add another 30 minutes walk through the village of Bundeena to get to Beachcomber Ave.
There is a locked gate at the end of Beachcomber Ave, Bundeena. This is the start of the Coast Track. Follow the sealed road until the second turn on your left – about 100 metres – marked ‘Royal Coast Track’. This sandy track will take you to the coast.
When you reach the coast, there is another sign marked ‘The Balconies’.
Keep walking and keep the ocean on your left and follow the track to Wedding Cake Rock. When you go down a steep section of new sandstone stairs, cross a small creek and start climbing a hill, you’re nearly there.
Most of this track is a boardwalk, with some sections over rock. When you see the fence, then you have reached Wedding Cake Rock.
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