Flat Rock Creek
Dharawal Country

10 min to 15 min

275 m
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Moderate track
This short walk explores a piece of the Royal National Park, with lovely wildflowers in spring, and some great sandstone rock formations. The main highlight is the creek. Flat Rock Creek, as the name suggests, has a solid and flat bed. The rock is red in colour and the water flows across the width of the creek. This spot is great on a sunny day to contrast the blue sky with the red rock. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharawal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Flat Rock Creek car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Flat Rock Creek track head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Stepping down from the car park on Flat Rock Creek track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Enjoying the plants and boulders. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sandstone Boulder. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Flat Rock Creek track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Flat Rock Creek track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Flat Rock creek track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Glimpse of Flat Rock Creek track and a grass tree. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View point of the creek and surrounding bush. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Flat Rock Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Flat Rock Creek pool. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Looking upstream on Flat Rock Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Flat Rock Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Flat Rock Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start (-34.1142577,151.0662268)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Farnell Avenue then drive for 10 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 15 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the Flat Rock Creek car park (West of Flat Rock Creek bridge, 6.6KM south of Audley on Sir Bertram Stevens Dr), this walk follows the track past the 'Flat Rock Creek' sign. Following the arrow down the rock the walk then winds through the bush passing some interesting rock formations and views of the creek. Just near the creek the track heads right to come to the bank of Flat Rock Creek. (The creek may be impassable after rain, and is slippery).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
Continue another 130 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 135 m to get back to the start.
About 25 m past the end is "Flat Rock Creek".
Flat Rock Creek
Flat Rock Creek

Flat Rock Creek is found south east of Audley and flows north under Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. In places the water is wide and shallow as it flows across the solid flat rock bed. The red rock and the shallow creek make for a very interesting environment. It is a nice cools spot to visit on hot days.
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Flat Rock Creek is found south east of Audley and flows north under Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. In places the water is wide and shallow as it flows across the solid flat rock bed. The red rock and the shallow creek make for a very interesting environment. It is a nice cools spot to visit on hot days.

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Flat Rock Creek


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 275 m
Time 10 min to 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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