Kings Tableland and Lincoln’s Rock Lookout

Last updated: April 6, 2021

Located south of Wentworth Falls on the Kings Tableland plateau, Lincoln’s Rock is one of the most impressive lookout points in the Blue Mountains.

With sweeping views of Jamison Valley and beyond, Lincoln’s Rock is a unique and historically important sight that is well worth a visit.

How to Get There

Driving to Lincoln’s Rock lookout is fairly easy. It is located on Little Switzerland Drive at the end of Hordern Road in Wentworth Falls.

From the Great Western Highway, turn into Tableland Rd. After 2km, make a right turn into Hordern Rd (map location).

Alternatively, if you feel like a bit of hiking, park your car on Chester Rd (off Tableland Rd) just north of Hordern Rd (map location).

Chester Trail on Kings Tableland
Chester Trail to Lincoln’s Rock

From there, follow the Chester Trail and the Little Switzerland Trail to Lincoln’s Rock. It’s a pleasant and easy 40 minutes walk to the lookout.

The official address of the Lincoln’s Rock lookout is 51 Little Switzerland Drive in Wentworth Falls.

The below map shows the two parking areas. Park at P1 if you’d like to do the Chester Trail, park at P2 if you’d like to go straight to the lookout.

Map and route to Lincoln's Rock

About Kings Tableland

The Kings Tableland is a plateau situated immediately south of Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains.

The plateau forms the eastern boundary of Jamison Valley, and extends south to McMahons Point lookout and beyond, with views over Lake Burragorang.

Kings Tableland
Kings Tableland

Kings Tableland is also one of the most historically important areas in the greater Blue Mountains region.

For thousands of years, the area that we now know as Kings Tableland, was a place of significance to the Aboriginal Gandangara people. Remnants of Aboriginal engravings and shelters can still be found in the area.

About Lincoln’s Rock

The most popular sight on the Kings Tableland plateau is Lincoln’s Rock.

Named in honour of Lincoln Hall, a mountaineer who lived in Wentworth Falls for decades before his untimely passing in 2012, Lincoln’s Rock is one of the most scenic lookout points in the Blue Mountains.

Lincoln's Rock signpost

On 25 May 2006, Lincoln Hall was left for dead at Mount Everest at an altitude of 8700m, while descending from the summit.

However, the next morning, Hall was found still alive by a team that was making a summit attempt, and he was rescued.

Beautiful views from the Lincoln's Rock Lookout
Beautiful views from the Lincoln’s Rock Lookout

The panoramic views from Lincoln’s Rock overlooking Jamison Valley are unparalleled. But it’s not just the views though that attracts so many visitors to this lookout.

It’s also the unique photo opportunity, sitting on the edge of a cliff, that makes this spot so popular in today’s Instagram-driven society.

Make sure to also explore the southern section of the lookout, where you will find a path heading down to a secret vantage point.

Word of caution:
The Lincoln’s Rock lookout is absolutely stunning, but it is also unfenced. This adds to the beauty of the area, but it also makes exploring a bit risky. Stay well back from cliff edges at all times, especially when taking photos and selfies.

Nearby Sights

There are quite a few other interesting sights close to Lincoln’s Rock to enjoy so you can make a day of it.

Rocket Point Lookout and Wentworth Falls

One of Wentworth Falls’ best kept secrets is the Rocket Point Lookout, which offers fantastic views of the waterfall and the valley below.

Most visitors to Wentworth Falls skip this lookout, because it’s only accessible via a side-track away from the regular walking track above the waterfall.

Views of Wentworth Falls from Rocket Point Lookout
Views of Wentworth Falls from Rocket Point Lookout

To get to Rocket Point Lookout from Lincoln’s Rock, follow Little Switzerland Trail heading north. It’s an easy walk and takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Once you’re there, you may as well head down to have a closer look at the amazing waterfall that is Wentworth Falls.

McMahons Point lookout

The unsealed 4WD and cycle trail to McMahons Point from Wentworth Falls is on Tableland Road, approximately 20km south of Lincoln’s Rock.

It is located in a remote area of the Blue Mountains with limited to no reception, so it’s best to only go there if you’re well-prepared with a suitable vehicle.

From McMahons Point, you can enjoy sweeping views of Lake Burragorang and the Greater Blue Mountains wilderness. With a reservoir capacity of more than 2,000 gigalitres of water, Lake Burragorang has a surface area covering 75 square kilometres and is four times larger than Sydney Harbour.

The lake is formed by the Warragamba Dam, Australia’s largest concrete dam, and is Sydney’s primary reservoir for water supply.

 
 

Kings Tableland and Lincoln's Rock lookout point

 
 
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