From the start point, the walk ascends from 250m to 600m above sea level along a track through forest and heathland then onto a plateau. Walk on for another 100m to come out at Drawing Room Rocks – nature’s Drawing Room, with tables and chairs made of rock. It’s a stunning place for a picnic!
The unique shapes of the Drawing Room Rocks are the result of the weathering of the Hawkesbury Sandstone. Weathering, in this case, was accomplished over a long time span by a number of different agents: wind, rain, cold, heat and chemicals in rainfall. The sandstone of the Drawing Room Rocks is horizontal strata, so the flat table tops consist of stone made up of a harder more resistant mineral layer which has remained when the softer surrounding rocks have eroded.
The Drawing Room Rocks are located in the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve.
Near Brogers Creek Road, a 7km drive from Berry
To find the start of the walk, at the northern end of Berry on the town side of the bridge, turn north-west into Woodhill Mountain Road. Continue for 6.8km to Woodhill where the road splits to Wattamolla Rd which continues to Kangaroo Valley.
Follow Brogers Creek Rd for 100m and take the road on the right which is not signposted and appears to be a private driveway but is accessible to the public. The unsealed road winds uphill for about 400 metres to a private locked gate where there is parking space for about two small cars on the grassy verge. A sign next to the gate states “Drawing Room Rocks Bushwalk”.
Intermediate, if you’re of average fitness
No – not suitable for young children as the walk involves some large natural steps, and Drawing Room Rocks itself is a lookout with no fence.