We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fortress Rock

Mt Hay Road, Leura, New South Wales, Australia
Save
Review Highlights
Thanks to our tour Guide.

There were not many people in our mini-bus, so the driver was very nice and everyone was doing... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
FreeJohnny
,
Istanbul
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
cfhoffmann
,
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Read all 11 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good36%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
21 Sep 2017
“Thanks to our tour Guide.”
28 Apr 2017
“Quieter than Katoomba”
LOCATION
Mt Hay Road, Leura, New South Wales, Australia
Write a Review
Reviews (11)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 21 September 2017

There were not many people in our mini-bus, so the driver was very nice and everyone was doing whatever he was asking to be on time to the bus. Then, he said we have more time and even it is not included in out tour...More

1  Thank FreeJohnny
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

1  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.

1  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

6  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

1  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

3  Thank Shelley T
Reviewed 27 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

3  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.

3  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

6  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

2  Thank TravelBug_Mike
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Silk's Brasserie
815 reviews
1.99 km away
Lily's Pad
311 reviews
2.01 km away
Flemish Flavours
266 reviews
1.90 km away
Red Door Cafe
400 reviews
2.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wentworth Falls Lake
77 reviews
2.42 km away
Blue Mountains
1,164 reviews
2.79 km away
Everglades Historic House and Gardens
292 reviews
2.70 km away
Wentworth Falls Country Club
38 reviews
1.78 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Aus_Jess_742
29 August 2017|
Answer
Response from cfhoffmann | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is safe but there's quite a slope at the start of the walk that would give your legs a workout if carrying a toddler.
1
Vote