Mountains of Sydney - Mount Kembla
A fascinating peak on the Illawarra escarpment just behind Wollongong. The walk up includes lush rainforest and the top has a great view over the south coast.
Turn off Picton Road onto Mount Keira Road. Turn right onto Harry Graham Drive before you reach Mount Keira. Follow this road to the hamlet of Kembla Heights, then turn right onto Cordeaux Road. Follow this uphill till you reach Mt Kembla Lookout car park.
Directions to the summit
1. After enjoying the views from the lookout, start onto the Mt Kembla Summit Track.
2. Take the left fork and start heading steeply uphill. The track is narrow but well worn and easy to follow.
3. After you climb a steel ladder, there is a lookout to your right. The plateau at the top of the mountain has interesting vegetation that is very pretty.
4. The trig point is toward the north end of the summit plateau. Follow the path around to the east to find some great views of the coastal plain.