Last updated: March 9, 2023
Anvil Rock is a characteristic lookout point in the Blackheath area of the Blue Mountains, where visitors can enjoy incredible 360-degree Grose Valley views.
Nearby Wind Eroded Cave is a unique rock formation shaped like a wave-like overhang created by wind erosion, and is also a must-visit.
These two fascinating natural sights can be accessed via two short and easy walking trails. Read on to find out more!
How to Get There
To get to Anvil Rock, turn into Hat Hill Road in Blackheath. Stay on this road until it evolves into Perrys Lookdown Road, which is unsealed.
At the fork towards the end of the road, stay left to get to the small car park where the start of the short walking track to Anvil Rock is located. This is also where you will find the path to the Wind Eroded Cave (see map location).
The last few kilometres to the car park are on an unsealed road but can be done with a 2WD vehicle. Just be careful after wet weather when the road can get muddy with potholes.
The below map will give you an idea of where the two sights are located:
1: Anvil Rock Lookout
2: Wind Eroded Cave
Anvil Rock Lookout
Once you’ve parked your car, look for the sign that marks the start of the short walking track to Anvil Rock.
It’s only about 250 metres to the lookout from the car park, and the path itself is very well maintained. A set of stairs at the end of the walk will get you onto the lookout platform.
The walking track passes a small bench, perfectly positioned with a north-facing aspect overlooking the valley with fantastic views.
By all means, grab a seat and take it all in!
The track soon arrives at Anvil Rock, so named because of the shape of the rock formation.
With a bit of imagination, it does look a bit like an actual anvil.
A staircase made of rocks with metal handrails leads to a large viewing platform, followed by a second set of stairs that leads to the top of Anvil Rock.
Interestingly, a real anvil is installed on top of the rock, with several arrows pointing to other landmarks in this area of the Blue Mountains and beyond.
The fenced lookout platform is round-shaped and, quite literally, offers 360-degree views that stretch as far as the eyes can see on a clear and sunny day.
Anvil Rock is one of the best lookouts to be found in the Blue Mountains, and the lack of big tourist crowds coupled with the isolated atmosphere make the experience even more enjoyable.
Wind Eroded Cave
Once you’ve finished admiring the views at Anvil Rock, retrace your steps back to the car park and get ready to visit another unique rock formation.
The start of the walking track to the Wind Eroded Cave is just on the opposite side of the car park; very easy to find.
It’s a short walk along an easy-to-follow path, and it will only take a few moments to get there.
The Wind Eroded Cave is quite a remarkable sight.
It’s a massive rock overhang in the shape of a wave with beautiful patterns in the sandstone as if it was underwater.
Also known as Wave Rock, this rock formation was created due to continuous wind erosion. There’s lots of space to wander around and have a closer look at this unique natural sight.