Summary: A now mostly demolished trig station above Kings Tableland Road in the Blue Mountain, the Waratah Trig offers some great views.

Opposite the signposted Battleship Tops rock formation along the Kings Tableland Road is the very much un-signposted Waratah Trig. Situated on top of a small rock outcrop, it’s only about 50m from the road – but you need to find a route up the southern side where it’s an easy scramble.

All that’s left of the trig station is a rock pile, which is the remnants of what was the cairn.

The trig station has been vandalised or damaged by the elements over the past few years; relatively recent photos show the cairn in much better condition (historical photos from Geocaching Australia).

Despite the demise of the trig station, the easy scramble to the top of the rock platform is rewarded with some great views to the south.

Getting to the Waratah Trig

Park at Battleship Tops, which is 15km from the start of Kings Tableland Road, and walk back (north) along the road. Approach the rock formation from the south, finding a route up to the top.

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Waratah Trig on Kings Tableland Road

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