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Drawing Room Rocks Walk

The Drawing Room Rocks walk just outside of Berry, offers some of the best views across the Shoalhaven area. Along the way on this moderately challenging 4.5 km walk, you will see some pretty rainforest areas and some stunning, you guessed it, rock formations. 

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Amazing views over Kangaroo Valley and beyond to the Ocean at the top of the Drawing Room Rocks.

A fun and rewarding walk which ends with magnificent views across verdant green hills and a golden beach crescent. The Drawing Room Rocks walk has the wow factor you’ve been looking for on the NSW coast.

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What an epic view – Drawing Room Rocks NSW.

Located in the Broughton Vale, the Drawing Room Rocks is a must do hike when in the Kangaroo Valley region of New South Wales. Located near the town of Berry, the walk ends with unfenced cliff edges, which is becoming rare in national parks around Australia.

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There is no fence to interrupt your view at the Drawing Room Rocks.

Pack your sandwiches and flask because the Drawing Room Rocks is a great place for a picnic with an awesome view. Bring a tablecloth too! Actually, we’re only joking about that part.

                  

Why is it called the Drawing Room Rocks?

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Can you see the tables and chairs in the Drawing Room?

For a while when you get to the top, it’s not obvious why they’re called the Drawing Room Rocks. Thousands of years of weathering and erosion have caused the rocks to have distinctive flat tops. Apparently they resemble tables and chairs of a drawing room. So there you go.

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Take in the gorgeous vista at the top of the Drawing Room Rocks Walk. Take a seat on a “chair” and admire the view.

There are spectacular views of the surrounding  valley and you’ll be able to see a beach when you get to the top.

                  

Where is the Drawing Room Rocks walk?

The Drawing Room Rocks Walk is located 10 minutes from the town of Berry.

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The Drawing Room Rocks is a 10 minute drive from the town of Berry, New South Wales in Australia. It’s about 2 hours from Sydney.

                  

How long will the Drawing Room Rocks walk take?

This depends on your fitness levels and how much you like taking photographs. The sign at the beginning of the walk however, is totally inaccurate. So much so that someone has scribbled above it.

Drawing Room Rocks Walk sign. The official sign is not accurate. Only1invillage says so!
The official sign is not completely accurate for the Drawing Room Rocks Walk.

The Drawing Room Rocks walk will take you about 45 minutes on the way up and 30 minutes on the way down. It is a far cry from the 3 hours on the sign. It is quite steep at the beginning but you won’t need walking poles or hiking boots. Children can do the walk and we saw many (over the age of 5) happily scrambling up and down.  

                  

Top Tips for the Drawing Room Rocks walk

When to go: As long as it’s dry, any season is good to go. A rainy day will not only dampen your spirits but you’ll see nothing much at the top. The view across the valley is best enjoyed on a sunny day, when the colours of the landscape will be sharper.

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Go on a bright day and your pictures will thank you!

Difficulty of hiking trail: Mostly moderate on the way up and easy on the way down. There are formed rock steps, a well trodden path and a bit of sand from the weathered sand stone.

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Weathering in action! There’s sand from the sandstone rocks. You’re on ancient ground!
Formed steps at the beginning of the DRawing Room Rocks Walk. it's steep but doable, even for children.
The start of the Drawing Room Rocks Walks has steep but formed steps. Despite what the sign says, children can do it as you can see in the picture!

Despite what the sign says, children can do the Drawing Room Rocks Walk.

Car Parks: There isn’t a car park as such.

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Can you see the letterbox? You go up this road to start the Drawing Room Rocks Walk. Don’t go down the road on the left.

When you get to the crossroads on the map you can choose to go up this very narrow road. You don’t want to see another car coming down as it is very narrow for the first 300 metres.

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The very narrow road that really only fits one car. This leads to a very small area where you can park about 10 cars maximum.

We didn’t take the chance and left the car further down by the letterbox. All the better for a bit more exercise. 

very narrow road leads to limited parking at the start of the Drawing Room Rocks Walk
There isn’t a car park as such for the Drawing Room Rocks Walk. Don’t trust Google Maps, there’s about space for 10 cars when you go up the very narrow road.

Dog friendly: No dogs.

Provisions: We recommend that you take some food and water to enjoy at the top.

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Tea on the table in your very own “Drawing Room”.

Sun protection: There’s shade on this walk. If you’re coming in Summer, you’ll probably be wearing sunscreen anyway.

Shoes: Hiking shoes are not necessary. You can get by with running shoes like we did. We don’t recommend flip flops or thongs.

Mobile phone reception is excellent all the way up and at the top of the Drawing Room Rocks walk.

Flooding: After heavy rain there might be muddy patches and slippery rocks, but nothing to write home about.

At the top it’s a little reminiscent of the Grampians National Park. If you love hiking, you’ll love our 7 day self guided walks guide.

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Looks a bit like The Grampians National Park in Victoria. The Drawing Room Rocks lookout in New South Wales.

Don’t forget if you have done this walk, we would love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment in the section below.

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Have you been to the Drawing Room Rocks in New South Wales? What did you think?

If you are looking for other walks in the Shoalhaven or Jervis bay area check out some of the suggestions at www.visitnsw.com/jervis-bay-and-shoalhaven/walking-trails

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