Hiking the Drawing Room Rocks

Hidden in the lush green rolling hills of the Berry countryside is a short 4.5km hike 600m above sealevel to the very unique Drawing Room Rocks. Located on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, these sandstone rocks have weathered away to take the shape of tables and chairs, overlooking the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve and beyond – all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

Drawing Room Rocks Berry Shoalhaven New South Wales Australia
Views from the Drawing Room Rocks on the New South Wales South Coast

The hike starts on Brogers Creek Road, on the northern end of Berry. Google Maps is your friend here, and will lead your straight to the head of the trail. The path up is reasonably sturdy, but those uphill sections can be difficult, so be sure to wear appropriate footware. The walk takes an obvious route, so don’t be worried about getting lost.

Drawing Room Rocks Berry Shoalhaven New South Wales Australia Trail Head
The views from the trail head are fantastic too!
Drawing Room Rocks Berry Shoalhaven New South Wales Australia Hiking Trail
Beautiful bush walk heading up the hill

Once up the top, breathe in that fresh air and appreciate the vast views. Be careful where you stand – the sandstone has eroded in a way that makes it tricky to navigate.

Drawing Room Rocks Berry Shoalhaven New South Wales Australia
The Drawing Room Rocks

Take a seat in one of the “chairs” and get that Instagram shot.

Drawing Room Rocks Berry Shoalhaven New South Wales Australia Instagram Shot
Take seat on the edge if you’re brave enough
Drawing Room Rocks Berry Shoalhaven New South Wales Australia Girl Posing
Pose! I was shitting myself.
Drawing Room Rocks Berry Shoalhaven New South Wales Australia Friends Hiking
Friends who hike together stay together

The walk should take around 2.5 hours. The perfect morning hike before the day gets too warm. Don’t forget to stop at the Berry Donut Van after the hike – you definitely deserve it!

Berry Donut Van Shoalhaven New South Wales Australia
The donut van gets busy!
Berry Cinnamon Donut Van Shoalhaven New South Wales Australia

Recap:
Start: Brogers Creek Road – search “Drawing Room Rocks” on Google Maps.
Distance: 4.5km return
Time: 2.5 hours
Difficulty: medium
Dog Friendly: no

If you enjoy hiking the Shoalhaven, be sure to check out Gosangs Tunnel too! Especially if you love oceans views like me!

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