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Royal National Park Coastal Walk

Royal National Park Coastal Walk

Royal National Park Coastal Walk is one of the best walks in Sydney; a bush walk along one of the most pristine stretches of Sydney coastline. The Coast Track can be done as a long day walk or a more leisurely but still challenging overnighter. You’ve heard about the Instagram sensations of Wedding Cake Rock […]

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Where is the Jibbon Beach walk?

The Jibbon Beach walk is an easy coastal walk in Royal National Park, with well-preserved and easily accessible Aboriginal carvings. It’s a great way to start your exploration of The Coast Track. Allow 3 hours for the full Jibbon Beach loop (5km) OR allow 1-1 ½ hours straight to the Aboriginal carvings and back (3km) Not very hilly but quite a […]

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Best Royal National Park Walks

There are so many bush walks in Royal National Park that it can be hard to know where to begin. Sure, you’ve probably heard of The Coast Track, so let’s explore more of the best walks in Royal National Park. But first, a story… About Royal National Park Once upon a time, a long long […]

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Royal National Park Fires 2018

Royal National Park Fires

Just because it’s no longer news, don’t think the Royal National Park fires are over. For walkers, the impact will be felt for months to come. Below is exactly which walking tracks remain open, and which are closed (read on or skip straight to track closures). The 2018 fires – thought to be deliberately lit on […]

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Jibbon beach near Bundeena

A Surprise for Locals

For years, we guided bush walks in Sydney’s national parks before sharing how you can do the same walks self-guided. It was a pleasure to take a group of locals on one of the best Sutherland Shire walks, and – like me when I first did it – surprise them with what they didn’t know […]

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Jibbon Aboriginal Midden

Walk down onto the sand at the western end of Jibbon Beach, Bundeena, there’s a sign saying “Royal National Park, A Dharawal Place”. But what is a Dharawal place? Dharawal were the Aboriginal people that lived in southern Sydney. What makes here any more Dharawal than the developed suburb of Cronulla across the water? The […]

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Phil Ashley and Emma Topham with the message in a bottle at Bundeena

Message in a Bottle

It took nine months and 50km of rough ocean travelling before guests Phil and Emma found the message in a bottle. It was washed up on Bundeena’s Shelley Beach in Royal National Park during their Jibbon Aboriginal Carvings tour last week. The letter, dated June 2012, reads; Hello, My name is Lakelan and my brother’s […]

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