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Era cabins in Royal National Park

Royal National Park cabins: Era

There are about 200 coastal cabins still standing, with Era being the largest community of the Royal National Park cabins. Most were built in the first half of the 1900s, many during the Depression era. Unless you catch the once-a-year Royal National Park Cabins Open Day, the photos below are your only chance to see […]

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Bushwalking Blog in Sydney

When it comes to the outdoors, Sydney excels. Think vibrant surf culture, glittering harbour and rivers, masses of park and bushland all within a stone’s throw of the city centre. And Melbourne? Well it does the indoors really well – you know… small bars, intimate gigs, black skivvies… So when we discovered Neil Fahey’s Bushwalking […]

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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 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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Wedding Cake Rock

Wedding Cake Rock Closed

The fence is staying. There will be no more access to ‪Wedding Cake Rock‬. Ever again. The drone footage shows why. It’s been a favourite of ours for years, but since becoming a hashtag phenomenon on social media, the number of people visiting the site has exploded – bringing its safety into question with NSW […]

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Royal Coast Track, Royal National Park

A weekend away on Royal Coast Track

By guest Craig Doyle, Sydney. WOW!!! My wife and I just finished the Royal Coast Track, Bundeena to Otford, with Sydney Coast Walks. Two days of views, delights and challenges. This is the way to bushwalk. The first day is 15.5 km of picture postcard Royal National Park… the dramatic sea cliffs, the rich millennia […]

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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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Hiking from Bundeena to Otford

By guest Cecilia Temperli, Sydney I recently did the Wattamolla Hiking Tour (two days – Bundeena to Otford) with Sydney Coast Walks and it was my third walk with this tour operator. I was so impressed that I booked my fourth walk, a day-hike, a few days later. The coast track runs just about the […]

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