Fort Rock
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

50 min to 1 h

1.7 km
return

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Moderate track
The track to Fort Rock is a short walk and gives a taste of what lies beneath the cliff line. The walk is a return journey from the end of Bundarra St, directly to Fort Rock. From the top of the rock you can see into the Kanimbla Valley, and, by taking the side trip out to the cliff line west of Fort Rock, you get even better views over the valley and the cliffs around Porters Pass. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Start of track from Int. of Bundarra St and Eveleigh Ave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Fort Rock Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Centennial Glen Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
White markings on rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
White Flowers. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Fort Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View from the top of Fort Rock into Kanimbla Valley. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Kangaroos. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
View of Porters Pass from west of Fort Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start (-33.6349936,150.2804941)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.) Train
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the corner of Bundarra St and Eveleigh Ave, this walk heads down the hill keeping the houses on the right and bush on the left. The track soon leads to a telegraph pole and track on the right, below Gordon Ave.
From the intersection below the telegraph pole, this walk heads down the hill, keeping the valley on the left. The walk drops down boardwalked track for some time before entering the heath. Winding down through the heath, the track opens out onto Centennial Glen Creek, which it crosses to the other side near the seats and rock cliff.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 340 m continue straight.
After another 270 m turn right.
After another 130 m come to "Fort Rock".
Fort Rock
Fort Rock

Fort Rock, Blue Mountains National Park, is a formation of rock that sits alone in solitude above Centennial Glen valley. It looks very similar to a rook chess piece. From the top of the rock, there are stunning views over the Megalong Valley and Kanimbla Valley.
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Fort Rock, Blue Mountains National Park, is a formation of rock that sits alone in solitude above Centennial Glen valley. It looks very similar to a rook chess piece. From the top of the rock, there are stunning views over the Megalong Valley and Kanimbla Valley.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 830 m to get back to the start.
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Fort Rock


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.7 km
Time 50 min to 1 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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