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Audley to Gibraltar Rock
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.8 km SSE of Loftus
Length: 2.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 55 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 55 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

This walk starts at the historical and beautiful Audley picnic area and dance hall. Have a picnic or enjoy coffee from the cafe, before wandering along the quiet public road alongside Hacking River. After heading around the locked gate, you walk along the old Lady Carrington Drive trail for about 450 to the Gibraltar Rock and lovely views over the Hacking River. Retrace your steps to enjoy another coffee and back to the car. (open in app) more...

 
Bundeena Road to Marley
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.8 km SW of Bundeena
Length: 9.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 9.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 245 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 245 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This walk is the most direct route down to Big and Little Marley. The beaches are fantastic, secluded areas with Big Marley hosting a large sand dune and lagoon. The beaches are not patrolled and can have dangerous surf conditions, so take care. Deer Pool, and it's waterfall, is also a highlight on the walk in. (open in app) more...

 
Bundeena to Jibbon Head Circuit
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.1 km NE of Bundeena
Length: 6.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 6.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 139 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 139 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a ferry stop near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

On this loop walk you will enjoy some grand ocean views, a few secluded beaches, rock shelves and some Aboriginal engravings. The walk starts in the community of Bundeena and follows the roads to Jibbon Beach then along the track to Jibbon Head and Shelley beach, then a long stretch of sandy management trail through the heath. The walk also describes a side trip to Bundeena Lookout. (open in app) more...

 
Bundeena to Little Marley Beach
Time: 5 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.1 km NE of Bundeena
Length: 14 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 14 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 441 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 441 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a ferry stop near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

Exploring the coastline of the Royal National Park, this walk has fantastic views and a great place to wet the toes at Little Marley Beach. Bundeena is a great place to start the walk, with places to grab a bite to eat. You can also catch the ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena, an excellent way to start a day of walking. With this walk, prepare to be astounded by great views of the ocean and cliffs. (open in app) more...

 
Bundeena to Marley Beach
Time: 4 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.1 km NE of Bundeena
Length: 12.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 12.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 417 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 417 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a ferry stop near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

Going from the small town of Bundeena, to one of the largest beaches in the Royal National Park, this walk has great views of the Coast as it heads south through the heath and along the rockshelf. The walk then descends to Marley Beach, which offers the opportunity to swim and explore the lagoon, before heading back to Bundeena. On a sunny day this track is a pure delight. (open in app) more...

 
Bundeena to Marley Head
Time: 3 hrs 20 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.1 km NE of Bundeena
Length: 10.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 10.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 274 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 274 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a ferry stop near the start of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

From Bundeena, this walk heads south to the coast and then loops around Marley Head. The environment changes from heath to open, rocky platforms along the cliffs. There are great views from Marley Head, and the section between Marley and Bundeena Lookout is just astounding. Look out for lizards in the heath sections, as it abounds with wildlife. (open in app) more...

 
Bungoona Path
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.6 km SSE of Loftus
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 30 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 30 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

This is a smooth and mostly flat walk with a fantastic lookout in the Royal National Park. The concrete path starts at the Area Office car park, passes a pleasant and usually quiet picnic area, then winds gently down through the bush. The path leads to the fenced Bungoona Lookout, where you can enjoy views over the Hacking River and a large part of the Royal National Park. Take your time to read the signs and enjoy the plants and rock formations along the way. There are plenty of bench seats along the way to rest. (open in app) more...

 
Burning Palms loop from Garawarra
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.3 km SE of Waterfall
Length: 8.2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 8.2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 398 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 398 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This walk explores a variety of environments through the Royal National Park. From the old Garawarra farm, the walk heads along the Squeeze Way then down a ridge to Burning Palms. There is an optional side trip out to Figure Eight pools. Burning Palms offers a nice beach and a great place to rest. From the beach the walk heads back up to Garawarra via an open grassy ridge, then through a nice shady forest track. (open in app) more...

 
Coast Track (Otford to Bundeena)
Time: 2 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.8 km NE of Otford
Length: 27.4 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 27.4 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 1244 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1244 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walkThere is a ferry stop near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Following the coast through the Royal National Park with its magnificent coastal views, this walk is truly amazing. Although walked traditionally from Bundeena, this direction makes for a shorter first day. There are coastal and cliff views along much of this walk. There are also a small house communities early in the walk. Stay overnight at North Era Campsite. Water is very limited it is best to carry all the water you need. (open in app) more...

 
Couranga
Time: 4 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.5 km WSW of Waterfall
Length: 9.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 9.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 368 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 368 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This is a pleasant walk, taking you through some of Royal National Parks more diverse ecosystems. From Waterfall Station, the walk heads through the bush and heath, before descending to the rain forest and palms on the banks of the upper Hacking River. A great walk to explore Royal National Park's floral diversity. (open in app) more...

 
Curra Moors car park to Garie Beach
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.1 km ESE of Waterfall
Length: 4.4 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.4 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 65 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 65 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk is another Royal National Park classic. The walk comes off a ridge to join with the Coastal Track's tour of the beaches. The walk starts at the small Curra Moors car park and heads through the heath and bush to the rock shelf at the coast. The track ends at Garie Beach. The beach has a kiosk and is an excellent spot for a swim (when patrolled) and a picnic. This walk is good for those who can get dropped off at the top and meet their driver at the bottom, or you may choose to do a car shuffle, or retrace your steps back to Curra Moors car park. (open in app) more...

 
Curra Moors Loop
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
12.3 km SW of Bundeena
Length: 9.2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 9.2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 242 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 242 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

A pleasant walk with some great views, mostly along service trails. The walk passes through heath and some areas of trees (flowering in spring). This walk follows the Coastal Track along the headland, giving great views along the coast and out to sea. (open in app) more...

 
Deer Pools
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.8 km SW of Bundeena
Length: 3.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 109 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 109 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

The walk down to Deer Pools takes you through the heath, which is common in Royal National Park. This bush opens out onto Deer Pool, a beautiful little cascade and pool of water. A lovely walk to one of the well known landmarks in the park. (open in app) more...

 
Engadine to Audley
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.2 km SW of Engadine
Length: 5.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 5.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 181 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 181 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

From Engadine Railway Station, this walk ventures into the centre of the Royal National Park, through light scrub. Highlights include Tuckawa Rill Creek, where the cascading water and small rock pools contrast beautifully with the surrounding dry bushland. On from here, there are great views of the Hacking River from the Robertson's Roundabout. The walk then descends into the park lands surrounding the visitor centre at Audley. (open in app) more...

 
Flat Rock Creek
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.3 km SSE of Loftus
Length: 0.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 21 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 21 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This short walk explores a piece of the Royal National Park, with lovely wildflowers in spring, and some great sandstone rock formations. The main highlight is the creek. Flat Rock Creek, as the name suggests, has a solid and flat bed. The rock is red in colour and the water flows across the width of the creek. This spot is great on a sunny day to contrast the blue sky with the red rock. (open in app) more...

 
Forest Island to Calala
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.4 km S of Heathcote
Length: 8.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 8.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 302 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 302 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

Following the historic Lady Carrington Drive, this walk takes your to Calala, a quiet clearing on the Hacking River. Travelling along the old road, this walk passes a few shaded brooks as it winds alongside the Hacking River. There is the chance for a side trip to Palona Cave and waterfall. Calala is a clearing with some large trees providing shade, a picnic table and access to a beach on the bank of the shallow Hacking River. (open in app) more...

 
Forest Way Track
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.3 km ESE of Waterfall
Length: 4.4 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 4.4 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 179 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 179 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

Opened in 1886, the Forest Path was once part of a controversial logging site, the first time that logging was stopped in Australia by protest. Now it is a short trail looping around the hill, following the Hacking River. Through a shaded environment of ferns and eucalypts, this walk passes through a very pretty environment that was definitely worth preserving. (open in app) more...

 
Garawarra Farm carpark to figure eight pools
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.5 km NE of Otford
Length: 6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 273 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 273 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This return walk starts from the old Garawarra Farm car park and heads down the ridge through the Royal National Park, to the coast. The walk then follows the coast, through Burning Palms beach, and around the base of the headland to the famous Figure Eight Pools. This walk explores 4 distinct environments and gives a great cross section of what the park has to offer. The Figure Eight pools are on an ocean rock platform. Rock platforms can be very dangerous places, especially at high tide and during high seas. Only plan to visit the rock platform at low tide and low seas (see BOM website for forecast). Please also wear appropriate footwear for the walk and rock platforms. (open in app) more...

 
Garawarra Farm to Garie Beach
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.3 km SE of Waterfall
Length: 3.9 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 3.9 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 156 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 156 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This walk starts at the large Garawarra Farm car park taking the ridge straight down to the coast. Look for the change in vegetation as you descend along the spur to the Coastal Track, before beach hopping your way to Garie Beach. The track is a great way to see some of Sydney's best coast, with plenty of opportunities to cool down, and maybe do a spot of fishing along the way. About half the track is through open grass land, giving panoramic ocean views, with opportunities to wander among some buildings from the depression era. (open in app) more...

 
Garie Beach to Eagle Rock
Time: 3 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
12.4 km SW of Bundeena
Length: 7.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 7.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 344 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 344 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This walk, from Garie Beach to Eagle Rock, is another great way to explore the Royal National Park coastline. Eagle Rock is an iconic rock formation in the park, and this lookout provides a great view of it. The walk then returns to the expansive Garie Beach, offering more great views as you head down the hill. Enjoy the beach before jumping back in the car. (open in app) more...

 
Garie Beach to Garawarra to Burning Palms Circuit
Time: 7 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
10.7 km SSE of Heathcote
Length: 13.5 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 13.5 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 754 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 754 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

Using a variety of tracks, this walk follows the coast as well as going inland to Garrawarra Farm. With great coastal views and a magnificent palm jungle, this walk demonstrates perfectly, the diversity of the Royal National Park. Of historical significance are the houses scattered along the coast that were built during the depression. Take some time along the way to have a cool down at one of the many fantastic beaches. (open in app) more...

 
Garie Beach to Helensburgh (The Burgh Track)
Time: 4 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
10.7 km SSE of Heathcote
Length: 11 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 11 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 664 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 664 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This walk has a great mixture of ocean cliffs, with fantastic views, and beautiful forest. The walk follows the well maintained Burgh Track, passing great views of the ocean and the cliffs, before turning inland and exploring some eucalypt forest on the way to Helensburgh. The environment and views near Lady Wakehurst Dr are incredibly special as the track winds its way through a shrouded eucalypt forest. (open in app) more...

 
Garie Beach to North Era Beach
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.4 km SE of Waterfall
Length: 3.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 242 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 242 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This walk is the shortest walk to North Era Beach and starts from the Garie car park. Both beaches are popular surfing beaches, and have either camping or basic hostel accommodation. This makes the walk between the beaches an excellent way to transport boards and supplies for your surf retreat, weekend getaway or just a nice stroll during the day. (open in app) more...

 
Garie Beach YHA
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.3 km ENE of Helensburgh
Length: 1.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 68 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 68 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

**On 02/12/2010 this YHA was completely destroyed by fire and plans for the future are not yet decided** This track is the only access to Garie Beach YHA. If you leave your car in the Garie Beach car park it is easy to head up to the hostel, before spending the rest of your time down at the beach. The hostel is basic, but luxurious for a week of surfing or exploring the coast. The YHA is not staffed and is locked, so you need to pay and pick up a key from Sydney if you wish to stay. (open in app) more...

 
Garie Road to Era Loop
Time: 2 hrs 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.3 km SE of Waterfall
Length: 5 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 5 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 271 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 271 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This walk covers a great cross section of the environments in the Royal National park, with plenty of places to rest and take in the views. The walk follows the Squeeze Way from Garie Rd, then heads down Stockyard Spur to Era Gully. The walk then heads up to the old Garawarra Farm, via Burgh Ridge, and back along the road to the Squeezeway and Garrie Rd. There are some optional side trips to North Era and to Burning Palms for people with extra time. (open in app) more...

 
Gibraltar Rock
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.3 km S of Loftus
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 17 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 17 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

This short walk starts near the Willow Tree Picnic Area (near Audley). The walk follows a short section of the historic Lady Carrington Drive to a large sandstone overhang called Gibraltar Rock. At the base of the overhang is a rare sandstone cobble section of road. At Gibraltar Rock, there are also good view along the Hacking River. This a nice way to stretch your legs whilst picnicking in the area (open in app) more...

 
Heathcote to Audley
Time: 4 hrs 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1 km SW of Heathcote
Length: 10 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 10 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 327 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 327 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Passing through scrub and heath, this track goes into the Royal National Park along a well managed bush track, passing great pools and sections of creek at Karloo Pools and Uloola Falls. With some lovely rest spots at both of these places (especially with the toilet at Uloola) this walk is very pleasant. Coming into Audley, there are great views of the Hacking River, and once at Audley the visitor centre is a good spot to grab a bite to eat. (open in app) more...

 
Heathcote to Engadine via Audley
Time: 6 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1 km SW of Heathcote
Length: 15 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 15 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 635 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 635 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Covering a large section of central Royal National Park, this walk goes through the heath and scrub along a well managed and signposted track. The walk loops from Heathcote Railway Station around to Engadine Station. With public transport at both ends, toilets and water at both Uloola Falls and Reid's Park, this track has ample infrastructure to keep a walker out for a day, without losing the sense of getting away from it all. (open in app) more...

 
Jersey Spring
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.3 km S of Loftus
Length: 5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 118 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 118 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

Starting near the Willow Tree Picnic Area (near Audley), this walk follows the northern section of the historic Lady Carrington Drive to Jersey Spring. Past the sandstone overhang of Gibraltar Rock, this walk follows the old road and the Hacking River, enjoying the palms and tall gums along the way. There is an information sign at the spring explaining some of the history, and a short distance further will bring you to a clearing, with no facilities but a nice place to eat lunch. (open in app) more...

 
Jibbon Head Engravings
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.8 km ENE of Bundeena
Length: 2.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 35 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 35 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

On this walk, you will enjoy a stroll along Jibbon Beach and then head through the bush to the Jibbon Head Aboriginal engraving site. The site is a special and historic place, with some clear engravings and others more faded. The site is best viewed in the late afternoon sun, or after rain. Take care not to walk on any of the engravings. (open in app) more...

 
Jibbon Loop Track
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.1 km NE of Bundeena
Length: 5.1 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 5.1 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 94 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 94 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a ferry stop near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk is an enjoyable way of exploring Jibbon Head and its beaches. From the township on Bundeena, walk through the streets and then along the beautiful Jibbon Beach. At the northern end of Jibbon Beach, a track leads through the bush to an Aboriginal engraving site, then to the point of Jibbon Head. You will enjoy many grand water vistas across Port Hacking along this stretch. From the point, the walk heads along the eastern coastline to Shelley Beach before leading you back through the bush to Jibbon Beach, and then retracing your steps back to Bundeena. (open in app) more...

 
Karloo Track
Time: 3 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1 km SW of Heathcote
Length: 5.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 5.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 312 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 312 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

A popular trail for those wanting a well-signposted bush track, and a great place to swim. The Karloo Track follows the bush track from Heathcote Railway Station east, into the Royal National Park, to a great set of waterholes on Kangaroo Creek. This walk offers more than just a set of waterholes at the end, there are also fantastic views from the ridge, of the surrounding bushland. (open in app) more...

 
Lady Carrington Drive
Time: 3 hrs 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.3 km S of Loftus
Length: 9.7 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 9.7 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 315 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 315 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This walk follows the historic Lady Carrington Drive along the Hacking River. The road has been closed to traffic for some time now and provides a great way for walkers (and mountain bikers) to explore the rich area of Royal National Park. The side of the management trail is dotted with fantastic natural sandstone formations, historic features, picnic areas and grand native and introduced trees. (open in app) more...

 
Lady Carrington Drive to Palona Cave
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.4 km S of Heathcote
Length: 5.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 5.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 178 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 178 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

Following the historic Lady Carrington Drive much of the way, this walk heads north until turning off the wide trail. Here the heads along a narrow track to a beautiful limestone cave. In typical sandstone country, Palona Cave's different geology makes it well worth the visit. There is a beautiful cascading waterfall just near the cave to add even more variety. Just a bit north of the turnoff this walk describes a side trip to an old picnic area, a nice cool and shaded spot to rest. (open in app) more...

 
Loftus to Winifred Falls
Time: 4 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.5 km NNE of Loftus
Length: 11 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 11 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 400 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 400 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Following well-maintained bush tracks and service trails, this walk descends into the Royal National Park, to a spectacular set of pools and cascading falls on South Western Creek. The Royal National Park Information Centre, on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, is approximately in the middle of this walk and is a great spot to grab a bite to eat before continuing to the falls. Unfortunately, it is necessary to have a car to get from Winifred Falls out of the park. (open in app) more...

 
Marley Track
Time: 4 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.8 km SW of Bundeena
Length: 11 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 11 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 353 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 353 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This walk takes you down from the ridge to the quiet Deer Pool on Marley Creek. You pass the Big and Little Marley beaches, with an optional side trip to Wattamola Dam. This side trip is well worth it on a hot day to take a dip. The walk then leads away from the coast to loop back to the starting point on Bundeena Drive. (open in app) more...

 
Mowlee Ridge to Garie Beach
Time: 5 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.7 km WSW of Bundeena
Length: 13.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 13.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 357 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 357 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This is a long and scenic walk down to Garie Beach. The walk travels along the ridge and then the heath covered cliff edge, with views over the coast and far out to see, as it meanders along to the beautiful Garie Beach. The descent from the headland onto Garie Beach also gives magnificent views of the coast to the south. (open in app) more...

 
Mt Bass- Winifred Falls
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.5 km WSW of Bundeena
Length: 6.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 6.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 213 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 213 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This walk follows Mount Bass Fire Trail, then a bush track, to Winifred Falls. Be prepared to get your feet wet crossing upper Winifred Falls. The Winifred Falls are really nice, and can be complemented by the brilliant side trip down to to South West Arm pools. These pools are a great place for a swim and a bite to eat before returning to the road. (open in app) more...

 
Otford to Figure of Eight Pools Circuit
Time: 6 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.8 km NE of Otford
Length: 13.4 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 13.4 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 706 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 706 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

Exploring the southern coast of Royal National Park, this walk experiences different trails and environments, with dense forest at Palm Forest to the open grasslands along the Coastline. With a short side trip out to the Figure of Eight Pools, this walk becomes a great day in the bush. The views from the Burgh Ridge are something special, with views far into the distance along the coast. (Check the tide and wave heights, to avoid disappointment at the rock platform for Figure Eight pools.) (open in app) more...

 
Otford to Figure of Eight Pools via Burning Palms
Time: 6 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.8 km NE of Otford
Length: 13.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 13.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 732 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 732 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

From Otford Train Station, this walk enters the Royal National Park at the coast. There are great views of Wollongong down the coast. The walk also passes through the magnificent Palm Jungle and Burning Palms beach. This is a great spot to go, wet the toes, and enjoy the environment. The walk then continues to Figure of Eight Pools. (open in app) more...

 
Otford to Helensburgh
Time: 5 hrs 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.8 km NE of Otford
Length: 12.9 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 12.9 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 589 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 589 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Largely along service trails and well managed bush tracks, this walk goes from train station to train station through parts of southern Royal National Park. The bush track between Garrawarra and the Hacking River is incredibly beautiful as it winds its way down the hill through shrouded eucalypt forest and low lying scrub. (open in app) more...

 
Providential Point
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.9 km SSW of Bundeena
Length: 1.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 49 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 49 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

Providential Point is a quick and easy walk to see some beautiful coastline. The walk passes through the Providential Point campsite and continues out to the fenced cliff edge. These views are complemented by the large cliffs on either side of the lookout on this great short walk. (open in app) more...

 
Robertson's Roundabout
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.7 km ENE of Heathcote
Length: 2.3 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.3 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 146 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 146 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

From the Royal National Park Centre, this walk crosses the Hacking River before rising steeply up onto the ridge to fantastic views of the Hacking River. If you look into the distance you can see Cronulla on the horizon at the highest points. Towards the end of the circuit, with good views of the surrounding bushland, the track descends to the river and back to the visitor centre. (open in app) more...

 
Stockyard spur to Garie Beach
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.3 km SE of Waterfall
Length: 3.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 3.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 142 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 142 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

The walk down Stockyard Spur to Garie Beach is an excellent way to take in coastal views before following the Coastal Track. This is great if you are with a driver who is happy to drop you and wait for you are Garie Beach, or if you can do a car shuffle. You can always just walk back up. There are plenty of opportunities to get your feet wet if you wish to cool down on the walk, and you can see some of the houses built during the depression at North Era and Little Garie. (open in app) more...

 
The Coast Track
Time: 2 Days Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.1 km NE of Bundeena
Length: 27.4 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 27.4 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 1351 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 1351 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the end of this walkThere is a ferry stop near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Heading south, this walk covers the coastline of the Royal National Park and can truly only be described as amazing. With breathtaking coastal views from Bundeena to Otford this walk follows the cliffs along a well managed and signposted track. You will enjoy the truly fantastic views out to sea and along the cliffs. Make an early start for day two, it is bigger that it appears. (open in app) more...

 
Uloola Track
Time: 4 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1 km SW of Heathcote
Length: 11.3 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 11.3 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 388 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 388 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a train station near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

This pleasant walk takes you from Heathcote to Waterfall Station. This walk ventures into central Royal National Park along a well maintained bush track. The walk goes via a beautiful set of waterholes and rock flats at Karloo Pools. The walk continues to the peaceful campsite at Uloola Falls and then along a service trail, to Waterfall Railway Station. (open in app) more...

 
Wallumarra to Palona Cave
Time: 4 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.9 km ESE of Waterfall
Length: 11.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 11.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 446 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 446 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

Winding next to Bola Creek, the Wallumarra bush track is very pretty, as is the track to Palona. Great rest areas at Bola Picnic Area, and next to the waterfall at Palona Cave, cap off a great walk. While the Wallumarra service trail and the side trip to the Beehives are not the most interesting tracks in Royal National Park, the Wallumarra bush track and the trail to Palona Cave make up for this. (open in app) more...

 
Wallumarra Track to Bola Creek
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.9 km ESE of Waterfall
Length: 4.7 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.7 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 74 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 74 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This walk becomes more interesting once you reach the end of the service trail section and start on the bush track. There are great views going down the hill, and once at Bola Creek the track meanders alongside the creek, through a dark forest, until meeting up with Lady Carrington Dr. (open in app) more...

 
Wallumarra Track to Forest Way
Time: 4 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.9 km ESE of Waterfall
Length: 12.5 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 12.5 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 470 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 470 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

Initially following a section of service trail, this walk heads along the ridge before descending to Bola Creek. The walk becomes more enjoyable after the service trail section, especially down on the creek as the walk winds its way through the forest. After a short break at the Bola Picnic Area, the walk circles around, following the Forest Path. This track was one of the first in Royal National Park (established in 1886) and still remains very pretty. (open in app) more...

 
Wattamola picnic area to Curracurrang Cove
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.9 km SSW of Bundeena
Length: 3.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 91 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 91 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This return walk starts from the southern car park at the Wattamolla picnic area and winds south, further into the Royal National Park. The walk follows the service trail that provides views across the coast and then follows a bush track down into Curracurrang Cove. The cove is a nice narrow nook in the coast line where a number of archaeological findings have been made in the past. (open in app) more...

 
Wattamolla picnic area to Wattamolla Dam
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.9 km SSW of Bundeena
Length: 1.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 59 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 59 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This short return walk starts from the Wattamolla picnic area car park, and winds north along the Coast Track to the Wattamolla Dam. The small dam is nestled below a waterfall on Wattamolla creek and is a great spot for a quiet dip before lunch. (open in app) more...

 
Wattamolla to Big Marley Beach
Time: 4 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.9 km SSW of Bundeena
Length: 10.4 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 10.4 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Royal National Park
Climb: 343 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 343 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk is an excellent loop which takes in both the coast and the heathy inland of Royal National Park. Nearly the whole walk has views of the sea. Big Marley and Little Marley are great places to wet the feet. The dunes behind Big Marley are also worth exploring, as is Deer Pools if time allows. (open in app) more...

 
Wattamolla to Eagle Rock Lookout
Time: 3 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.9 km SSW of Bundeena
Length: 7.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 7.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 292 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 292 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

The walk from Wattamolla picnic area to Eagle Rock is an excellent way to see the the Royal coastline and the Eagle Rock formation. This walk heads south from Wattamolla, following the Coast Track, leaving the sea cliffs for a while to pass through some beautiful heath, then back to the coast, to the Eagle Rock Lookout. The walk returns to Wattamolla the same way, for a bite to eat and a swim. (open in app) more...

 
Wattamolla to Garie Beach
Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
6.9 km SSW of Bundeena
Length: 7.6 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 7.6 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 317 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 317 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

The Wattamolla to Garie Beach walk is a scenic coastal stroll which takes you along the top of the coastal cliffs, before dropping down to the fantastic Garie Beach. The coastal cliffs give views out to sea, with many ledges also giving views down onto the waves crashing into the rock. The descent onto Garie Beach has some of the best views of coastline in the Royal National Park. (open in app) more...

 
Willow Tree to Calala
Time: 4 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.3 km S of Loftus
Length: 10.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 10.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 282 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 282 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

On this walk you follow the historic Lady Carrington Drive from Willow tree picnic area to Calala before returning the same way. The walk passes two icons on the old road, Gibraltar Rock and Jersey Spring whilst crossing several small brooks. At Calala you will find a large clearing and natural shade from some large trees, there is also access down to a small beach on the side of the shallow Hacking River. (open in app) more...

 
Winifred Falls
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.1 km W of Bundeena
Length: 4.4 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.4 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 179 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 179 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Hard

Winifred Falls is one of the best waterfalls in Royal National Park. This walk not only goes to the magnificent falls but has the optional side trip down to the beautiful South West Arm Pools. Anice Falls are not as great as Winifred but worth the visit. The walk then continues through the heath to Maianbar Rd. (open in app) more...

 
Wises Track
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
10.3 km SW of Bundeena
Length: 4.1 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.1 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Royal National Park
Climb: 50 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 50 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This isn't a particularly special walk, but is a nice way to see different heath environments. The walk follows an old road which has now been turned into a service trail. There are many wildflowers and banksia along this walk, providing great flower displays in the warmer months of the year. (open in app) more...

 
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