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Lincoln’s Rock In The Blue Mountains – A Complete 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

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

Car

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.

Train

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.

Tour

A popular way of visiting the Blue Mountains is on a Blue Mountains Full-Day Trip with Cruise.

This way you will see a variety of native Australian animals, stop at Echo Point for panoramic views and enjoy 3 different rides at Scenic World.

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.

Lincoln’s Rock Entrance Fee

It is free to visit Lincoln’s Rock.

Lincoln’s Rock Opening Times

Lincoln’s Rock is accessible via a public road so is open all day, every day.

However, we would advise to avoid visiting after dark as it can be quite dangerous.

Lincoln's Rock Blue Mountains Sydney Viewpoint
Charlie happy to arrive at Lincoln’s Rock

Best Time To Visit Lincoln’s Rock

The best time to visit Lincolns Rock is between October – March.

These months generally offer sunny weather in Sydney, while avoiding the heat of mid-summer and school holiday crowds.

For the best lighting, the best time of day to visit is early morning or late afternoon to sunset.

Lincoln’s Rock is still a less popular option than its competing viewpoints the Blue Mountains. Although I still believe it’s one of the most Instagrammable places in Sydney.

As with anywhere in Sydney the best time to avoid tourists is always earlier in the morning!

There are no barriers, so you would have to be very careful if you visited with children.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

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Lincoln’s Rock History

This lookout on the Kings Tableland Plateau is one of the most significant historical sites in the Blue Mountains.

It is known to have been a place of importance to the Aboriginal Gandangara people long before contemporary civilisations from aboriginal markings and structures that have been found in this region.

The lookout was named Lincoln Rock in 2013 after the well-known Australian mountain climber, adventurer, author and philanthropist Lincoln Hall (1955-2012).

Lincoln Hall was part of the first Australian expedition to climb Mount Everest in 1984.

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Lincoln’s Rock – the perfect photo spot

What To Expect At Lincoln’s Rock

A huge flat rock with an incredible 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 Sydney bucket list.

If you’re looking for an easy all included day, we recommend checking out some of the Blue Mountain tours.

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.

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 wild cliff. 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 things to do in Sydney.

A great addition to any Sydney itinerary.

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Lauren taking in the views
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 more places to stay in Sydney, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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Lincoln’s Rock In The Blue Mountains Guide

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!