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Fortress Rock

Mt Hay Road, Leura, New South Wales, Australia
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Quieter than Katoomba

I have to admit the dirt road to access Fortress Rock is longer and rougher than I would have... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
End of the tour

Our tour had seen the 3 sisters and the falls, and as we were leaving the national park, I saw this... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
Sean O
St. Petersburg, Florida
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28 Apr 2017
“Quieter than Katoomba”
23 Jun 2016
“End of the tour”
Mt Hay Road, Leura, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I have to admit the dirt road to access Fortress Rock is longer and rougher than I would have thought from the reviews below. But we managed it in a small 2WD. After about 5 km you come to a small green sign saying 'Fortress...More

Thank cfhoffmann
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Our tour had seen the 3 sisters and the falls, and as we were leaving the national park, I saw this rock, open into the valley of beautiful hills and mountains.

Thank Sean O
Reviewed 23 January 2016

I have lived in the Blue Mountains for 25 years and I did not know about this walk until I came across the reviews in TripAdvisor. When you get onto the dirt section of Mt.Hay Rd it is about 1 km to the signage telling...More

5  Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is a great walk out to fortress rock. Great views out over the southern cleared agricultural valley. But the best part of the walk is to continue down to Centennial Glenn and alongside Wall Ledge loop. Along the way you see a path heading...More

Thank coogeematt
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

This is a reasonably easy walk with great views. After the uphill slog we continued to the left at the intersection. This ended probably 10-15 minutes later at a spectacular cliff edge. We back-tracked, took the right hand fork and walked for another 30 minutes...More

2  Thank Shelley T
Reviewed 28 February 2015

After the crowds and coaches at Three Sisters, we decided to find a quieter view, so went to mount hay and got that and more!! No one was there, the drive up was beautiful, giving you a feeling of wilderness and freedom, through the trees...More

2  Thank smiletravels
Reviewed 4 July 2014

A little way out of town along dirt road that requires some care in places. Short walk, approx 45 minutes return. Crowd-free and stunning views. You could drive further along Mt Hay Rd to further walks if you have the time.

2  Thank R0b48
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We found this on trip advisor and are so glad we did. It's a lovely walk, not hard but the terrain is rocky so my sturdy teva sandals were appreciated. Drive out of Leura on Mount Hay road, and it becomes a pot holed gravel...More

5  Thank Sarah_Pallett
Reviewed 24 February 2013

The dirt road down Mt Hay rd can be a little rough but still okay for non 4wd's like my sedan. The walk is not ardous from having to deal with really steep inclines but can take some time 90 mins plus so remember drinking...More

1  Thank TravelBug_Mike
Reviewed 26 October 2011

This is a reasonably easy walk - about 1.5km each way. Most walks in the Blue Mountains involve a serious uphill slog on the return trip, but Fortress Rock spares you that exhaustion. There is a short slope right at the beginning of the walk...More

4  Thank Trish M
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