Whale Rock

10 min to 15 min

520 m
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Moderate track
This rock formation really does look like a Whale. The walk down from Boundary Rd is the shortest and easiest way to see Whale Rock. The walk follows a management trail the short distance to an intersection where you will find Whale Rock. This walk starts at the end of Boundary Rd in North Epping. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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End of Boundary Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Start of Boundary Rd Fire Trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Boundary Rd gate. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Whale Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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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
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Boundary Road Firetrail & Boundary Road (-33.7538777,151.0908193)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Beecroft Road Offramp
  • Turn on to Beecroft Road Offramp then drive for 80 m
  • Turn left onto Beecroft Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Langston Place and drive for another 550 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Oxford Street and drive for another 200 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Oxford Street and drive for another 320 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Norfolk Road and drive for another 1.4 km
  • Turn left onto Boundary Road and drive for another 150 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Boundary Rd the track heads past the gate following the sign, Bounday Rd Fire Trail. The track winds down the hill to pass over several speed bumps to come to the sandstone feature of Whale Rock.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Boundary Road Firetrail & Boundary Road Start heading along Boundary Road Firetrail (a vehicle track).
Continue another 260 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 260 m to get back to the start.
About 10 m past the end is "Whale Rock".
Whale Rock
Whale Rock

This is a large boulder that looks eerily like a whale, complete with eye socket. It is a good place to break and climb around the Rock.
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This is a large boulder that looks eerily like a whale, complete with eye socket. It is a good place to break and climb around the Rock.

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Whale Rock


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 520 m
Time 10 min to 15 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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