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Lincoln’s Rock Blue Mountains Guide

Lincoln’s Rock Blue Mountains Guide

Lincoln’s Rock Blue Mountains is one of the most breathtaking points we visited in Sydney. Here’s our complete guide to visiting and what to expect.

How To Get To Lincoln’s Rock Blue Mountains

Lincoln’s Rock is located in the heart of the Blue Mountains in Sydney.

It’s around a 2 hour drive from the city centre so renting a car or grabbing a group of friends is definitely the best option.

Although there is also the option of taking the train from Central Station to Katoomba (around 2 hours) and catching the local buses throughout the Blue Mountains. It costs roughly $6.80 each way using an Opal card.

For those short on time, or those that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

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Lincoln’s Rock Entrance Fees

Parking & entrance to Lincoln’s Rock Blue Mountains is completely free!

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Best Time To Visit + Tips

The best time to visit Lincolns Rock is between October – March. These months generally offer sunny weather, while avoiding the heat of mid-summer and school holiday crowds.

Lincolns Rock is still a less popular option than its competing viewpoints the Blue Mountains. However, as with anywhere in Sydney the best time to visit is always earlier in the morning!


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Lincoln's Rock Blue Mountains Sydney Viewpoint

Charlie happy to arrive at Lincoln’s Rock

What To Expect At Lincoln’s Rock Blue Mountains

A huge flat rock with an insane view!

The Blue Mountains National Park is an absolutely huge region of mountain ranges and even villages. There are endless trails, waterfalls and viewpoints scattered throughout and Lincoln’s Rock is one of those breathtaking viewpoints.

Although it’s a good hour drive from the city, it’s definitely top of most tourists bucket lists.

If you’re looking for an easy all included tour we recommend checking out some of these options.

Lincoln’s Rock is a huge rocky area within the Blue Mountains of Sydney, previously known as Flat Rock or Wedding Rock.

The sheer drop and beautiful mountain ranges make for an awesome place to take photos. Plus you can literally park a couple of hundred metres away, so there is no strenuous walk involved.

Lincoln's Rock Blue Mountains Sydney Viewpoint

Lauren taking in the insane views

The ground is covered in markings, dates and love hearts all left by couples. Some even dating back to 1970’s.

The spot has become hugely popular lately thanks to photos of people sitting on what seems to be the edge of a crazy cliff. Which it kind of is, although the drop isn’t as bad as it looks from the side angle.

All in all, Lincoln’s Rock is an awesome stop off whilst exploring the Blue Mountains, and one of the best views we caught in Sydney.

Lincoln's Rock Blue Mountains Sydney Viewpoint

Lincoln’s Rock – the perfect photo spot

Lincoln's Rock Blue Mountains Sydney Viewpoint

Mountain ranges as far as the eye can see

Lincoln's Rock Blue Mountains Sydney Viewpoint

Not sure how these couple of wrecked cars got here!

Where To Stay In Sydney

Luxury – Four Seasons Hotel Sydney – Overlooking Sydney’s historic Rocks area, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney offers free WiFi, a bar, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. Located in Sydney’s CBD Central Business District, it features luxurious rooms with panoramic views over the iconic Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. Each room offers an LCD TV, an iPod docking station and free toiletries. There’s also a 350 square fitness centre that includes a relaxing sauna. Guests can unwind in the hotel’s therapeutic spa and wellness center, which offers skin treatments and relaxing massages. Airport transfers are available upon request.

Mid-Budget – The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – Located in Sydney CBD, The Fullerton Hotel features an a la carte restaurant, a bar and access to a fitness centre. It boasts luxurious rooms with unique decor as well as a flat-screen TV. Some rooms offer the most stunning city views and guests can enjoy free WiFi in public areas. The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is 15 a minute walk from both Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House.

Budget – The Village Bondi Beach – The Village Bondi Beach is just just a 2 minute walk from the world famous Bondi Beach and offers comfortable air-conditioned rooms. The hostel is a 20 minute drive from Sydney Harbour and a 25 minutes drive from Sydney Airport. Markets, shops, restaurants and cafes are all within a 2 minute walk from the property. Facilities include guest laundry, kitchen, TV room, lounge room and a private bathroom. There is a bus stop located at the end of the street with easy access to the city. Free WiFi also is available with a limit of 500mb per day. You can pay for extra wifi too!

For other places to stay in Sydney you can check the latest prices here.

Extracts of Alex

Friday 29th of March 2019

Wow, these views look spectacular. Australia is definitely on my list to travel to. What puts me off going is how expensive I hear the country is. It's good to come across a post like this to know that there are cheaper and (free) alternatives to seeing the country!