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Royal National Park Accommodation

Come for a walk in Royal National Park, they said. It’ll be easy, they said. Wedding Cake Rock, Figure 8 Pools, and more! Then they lump you with the task of planning where to stay near Royal National Park, and the questions start: “am I looking for Bundeena accommodation”, “where are all the hotels”, “hmm […]

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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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How to get to Figure 8 Pools

Figure 8 Pools is a natural wonder you have to see for yourself. The photos are great (yeah, it’s a hashtag: #figure8pools, check out the pics below) but nothing compares to submerging yourself in that figure 8 pool. Figure 8 pool? Yes, there is just one figure 8 pool, not a whole lot of Figure […]

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Where is Wedding Cake Rock Sydney

The bleached stark white of Wedding Cake Rock is a rare natural phenomena found in Royal National Park. Discover it for yourself on a two hour round trip hike on the Wedding Cake Rock trail. So where is Wedding Cake Rock and how do you get there? And why is it so white? What Is […]

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6 Best Whale Watching Places in Sydney

Whale watching season in Sydney is a great reason to get on the winter woollies and head to the coast. There are numerous vantage points all along the coastline but we’ve chosen the six best, most easily accessible and dramatic places to watch whales in Sydney. From these six places you have a great chance […]

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Where to Stay in Sydney to Walk

Thinking about which of the city’s best walks you’ll do will determine where to stay in Sydney. If you’ll be doing other things during your stay, it doesn’t really matter where you stay as it’s fairly easy to get around… but if you only have a short time in Sydney and like the sound of […]

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Short-beaked echidna. Photo by Adrian van der Stel.

Australian birds and animals in Royal National Park

We are still blown away by how beautiful guest Adrian van der Stel’s photos are of the Australian birds and animals he spotted while out on a full-day Sydney coastal walk with us in Royal National Park a few years ago. This wasn’t a birdwatching tour, nor a specific wildlife walk, but rather Adrian’s photos […]

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Royal National Park Cabins Open Day

Have you ever wanted to know more about the Royal National Park cabins? On the annual open day, hear directly from members of the shack communities for the National Trust Festival. You’ll hear how the cabins have been built and maintained by generations of local families away from the mod cons of 21st century life. […]

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Karloo Pools Track Walk Royal National Park

Karloo Pools

Karloo Pools is an oasis in the bush and one of the best natural swimming holes Sydney has to offer. They are a group of natural rock pools a short walk east of Heathcote Train Station in Royal National Park, Sydney. Karloo Pool, the main pool, is around 20m long and 10m wide, with a […]

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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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