Covering approximately 10 hectares Flat Rock Gully is rich in both natural and cultural heritage. The name originates from the large flat rock where the creek was crossed (now hidden under Flat Rock Bridge, Willoughby Road).
We started on Wilksch’s Walk, named in honour of local resident Eric Wilksch for his efforts in lobbying Council to retain bushland in Flat Rock Gully. This takes us to Tunk’s Park and Cammeray Bridge. On the way back, we walked along Dawson Creek Track and visited Fatty Dawson Ruins, which are the remains of a sandstone house and garden. Mr Dawson ran a piggery above the house site in the 1870s. Stories say, the pig carcasses were rolled down the hill into the creek and that after rain sharks would circle in Long Bay.