15 mins

516 m Return

26 m

Moderate track
This rock formation really does look like a Whale. The walk down from Boundary Rd is the shortest and easiest way to see Whale Rock. The walk follows a management trail the short distance to an intersection where you will find Whale Rock. This walk starts at the end of Boundary Rd in North Epping.

Maps for the Whale Rock walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Whale Rock bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Whale Rock

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 516 m
Time 15 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


This whole walk, 260m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 260m follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 260m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 260m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 260m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 260m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Whale Rock walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Whale Rock walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Whale Rock walk starts and ends at the Int. Boundary Rd and Boundary Rd Fire Trail (gps: -33.753902, 151.09078)
Your transport options to Int. Boundary Rd and Boundary Rd Fire Trail are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/wr

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂