Everyone is talking about the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle and since I have no wedding to talk about (yep, not even an engagement… or a boyfriend), I would like to talk with you about wedding cakes. The Royal Wedding Cake must have been delicious with its lemon aroma and angel spice, but how many of us actually tasted it? That’s right, we didn’t and in case you are carving some Royal Wedding delights, I have the perfect spot for you – Wedding Cake Rock in Royal National Park. How cool is that?
The easiest way to get to Royal National Park from Sydney Central Station is by getting a train to Cronulla and then boarding the Bundeena ferry – remember to bring cash with you since this ferry operates separately from the regular NSW transport vehicles. If you are a student, bring your ID and you will get a discount. Without the discount you might need around $10 for a round trip. From the wharf head left and up and you will see the track to Royal National Park
The track from Bundeena Wharf to Wedding Cake Rock is medium difficulty, however, keep in mind that there is NO shadow throughout the whole way – area is made of limestone cliffs and bush and grass only. Have water, sun protection and a hat with you at all times. The hike itself takes about an hour, but you are most likely to do a lot photo stops – you will witness some majestic steep limestone cliffs (don’t look down), amazing rock formations, small waterfalls and of course the famous Wedding Cake Rock – it really looks like a Royal Wedding Cake 😉
Although the scenery is stunning and takes your breath away, remember that you are in Australia and watch your step – you might encounter some deadly locals. 😉
On your way back make a right turn before reaching the wharf to explore some ancient aboriginal drawings at Jibbon Lagoon.
P.S. The Wedding Cake Rock has been closed by a fence and crossing the fence is at your own risk. The rock is considered unstable and you need to stay cautious at all times.