Sydney Nimble Tours visited Wedding Cake Rock today. Wedding Cake Rock is a unique sandstone formation, located in the Royal National Park south of Sydney.
The only way to access Wedding Cake Rock is to repetitively put one foot in front of the other. Vehicular access is not possible and the closest track starts at the backstreets of the small town of Bundeena (Eric Street or Beachcomber Street offer parking if the small car park is full).
It takes between 40-50 minutes to walk to it from the carpark. If you walk briskly you will reach the rock in 40 minutes but if you want to take a more relaxed walking mode and stop at a few places allow 50 minutes plus time taken for breaks. On the way you will also see The Balconies and the Waterrun.
Wedding Cake Rock has gained notoriety in recent years mostly due to Instagram.
Its white colour, flat top and smooth edges gives it the look of a slice from a wedding cake. The crack on the western side of the rock enhances the appearance of a sliced piece of cake. It is most dazzling on a sunny day as the blue of the Pacific Ocean provides a perfect contrast to the white of the rock.
Sandstone is created by the sedimentation of sand by water or wind. Once accumulated the sand becomes sandstone when it is compacted by the pressure of overlying deposits and cemented together by the precipitation of minerals. In the case of Wedding Cake Rock the sandstone is white as the mineral irons have been leached out by dry air and sea salt.
Wedding Cake Rock is well worth the walk and one of the highlights of our Royal National Park Tour https://www.sydneynimbletours.com.au/royal-national-park-tour/ .