The Rock Lookout

Enjoy spectacular views of the Nepean River Gorge, Blue Mountains and Penrith.

If you're after breathtaking views of the Nepean Gorge in the Blue Mountains National Park, take a short scenic drive south along Mulgoa Road from Penrith to reach the historic and picturesque Mulgoa Valley.

Once there, take a short-walk of only a few hundred metres from Fairlight Road to The Rock Lookout where you'll be greeted by sweeping views of the Nepean River and you can pose for photos on the iconic rock which visitors have done for more than 200 years.

A longer track of 2.5 kilometres takes keen bushwalkers through swampy heath and eucalyptus forest to Riley's Mountain where more views of the Nepean River and surrounds can be enjoyed.

Direction: From Penrith, head south along Mulgoa Rd. Once you reach Mulgoa, turn right into Fairlight Road and follow it to the end. The last few kilometres of Fairlight Road leading to The Rock Lookout is an unsealed road. A short walk from the car park through bushland leads to "The Rock".

Access to the lookouts is during daylight hours only.

Please Note: The lookout is unfenced and caution should be taken when visiting.


The Rock Lookout
End of Fairlight Road
Mulgoa NSW 2745

02 4588 2400