Wedding Cake Rock

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David Croft

David Croft

David Croft

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Wedding Cake Rock is a popular and very fragile rock formation located along the challenging Coast track in Sydney's Royal National Park. Experience the beauty of this natural wonder without risking your safety.

Located around 1 hour's walk south of Bundeena, Wedding Cake Rock is a highlight along the famous Coast track. The pure white rock stands out against the harder sandstone of the coastal cliffs - its sharp edges and deep cracks giving it a unique shape, like a slice of cake perched high above the pounding ocean.

The white colour is caused by iron leaching, which makes the sandstone layers dangerously soft, prone to cracking and at very high risk of collapse. For your safety, please don't stand or sit on the rock, or venture too close to cliff edges.

Getting there is half the adventure, as you tackle the steep and rocky track through coastal bush land, home to spring wildflowers, swamp wallabies and bird life. The track traces the coastal cliffs, offering sweeping ocean views perfect for whale watching - and plenty of vantage points to take incredible photos of Wedding Cake Rock without compromising your safety.

On your way home, return along the track to Bundeena, or continue past Wedding Cake Rock down to Marley Beach. 

Add Wedding Cake Rock in Sydney's Royal National Park to your Aussie Bucket List if you enjoy hiking, nature and exploring Australia's great outdoors.


  • Hiking
  • Sight-seeing
  • Photography
  • Bird watching


Wedding Cake Rock is in an isolated location. There are no toilets, drinking water or rubbish bins at the lookout or along The Coast track.

It's a good idea to visit toilet facilities before you set out, and carry enough food and drinking water for the return trip.

Please take your rubbish with you when you leave the park.

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for the most up to date information.
  • Ensure you observe all safety signs. Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Wear suitable footwear and always ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements when exploring Australia.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Parking, camping and national park fees may apply. See parks website for more details.
  • Please do not feed the wildlife.

Photo & content credits: NSW National Parks | David Croft

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Wedding Cake Rock

Address: Wedding Cake Rock, Royal National Park, NSW 2232

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