Kings Tableland Walk
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

30 min to 45 min

1.6 km
oneway

↑ 37 m
↓ -31 m

Easy track
Used as an Aboriginal Gathering Place for 14,000 years, the Kings Tableland walk goes through one of the most historically important areas in the Blue Mountains. Along the escarpment through dry scrub, this is a living demonstration of the surviving nature of the Australian bushland. A short trip out to Rocket Point caps off this walk with fantastic views of Wentworth Falls. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra 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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The sign at the end of Chester Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The scrub of King's Tableland. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The Archway Intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The view from Rocket Point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Wentworth Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The King's Tableland Servicetrail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
One of the two boomgates. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The view of the Jamison Valley from the end of Hordern Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
The end of Hordern Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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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
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.7341619,150.3795676)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Tableland Road then drive for 1.2 km
  • Turn right onto Chester Road and drive for another 260 m
Finish (-33.7378788,150.3728536)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car   (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the gate end of Chester Rd, this walk heads past the 'Chester Rd Firetrail' sign and continues west along the flat trail. Soon, the track descends relatively steeply for a short period before flattering out once again. The management trail continues along the flat until coming to a clearing and intersection at a 'Rocket Point Track' sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Rocket Point Lookout. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 770 m veer left.
After another 45 m find the "King's Tableland" (10 m on your right).
King's Tableland
King's Tableland

The first point of Aboriginal and European contact in the Blue Mountains, King's Tableland is a significant Aboriginal meeting spot. Historical and cultural sites on the tableland include open campsites, occupation shelters, axe grinding grooves, stone arrangements and art sites, including cave paintings and rock engravings.
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The first point of Aboriginal and European contact in the Blue Mountains, King's Tableland is a significant Aboriginal meeting spot. Historical and cultural sites on the tableland include open campsites, occupation shelters, axe grinding grooves, stone arrangements and art sites, including cave paintings and rock engravings.

After another 490 m continue straight.
After another 270 m head through/around the gate.
Continue straight.
After another 50 m come to the end.

An optional side trip to Rocket Point Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 160 m continue straight.
After another 165 m turn left.
After another 50 m turn sharp right.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 10 m come to "Rocket Point Lookout".
Rocket Point Lookout
Rocket Point Lookout

Rocket Point Lookout is a fenced and signposted lookout, high on the cliff south-west of Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout provides a good view down Wentworth Falls and into the valley. There is also a great view of the Sublime Point escarpment. The lookout itself has an interesting sandstone wall and is just down from a natural rock arch.
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Rocket Point Lookout is a fenced and signposted lookout, high on the cliff south-west of Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout provides a good view down Wentworth Falls and into the valley. There is also a great view of the Sublime Point escarpment. The lookout itself has an interesting sandstone wall and is just down from a natural rock arch.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 450 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Kings Tableland Walk


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.6 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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