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The Coast Walk in One Day or Two?

I have hiked the Coast Walk in Royal National Park so many times I’ve lost count. A few years ago, I tried and gave up at more than one hundred. Seriously. When I founded Sydney Coast Walks in 2009 I was the only guide, and the two-day Coast Track was the only walk. But I’ve […]

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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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Eagle Rock Royal National Park

Curracurrong Falls, or Eagle Rock in Royal National Park, is one of those rare waterfalls that sometimes looks like it’s flowing upwards. It can happen when the wind is strong enough to blow the water droplets back up before disappearing as mist. The waterfall is impressive after sustained rainfall and an extra special sight in […]

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Where to Stay in Sydney

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 want to squeeze in […]

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Is it safe to hike alone in Sydney?

There are two types of people who go hiking alone – those chasing the serenity, and those who think they don’t have a choice (but you do… find someone to walk with). Wherever you fit, here are tips to make your solo hiking trip in Sydney safe and sound. Is it safe to hike alone […]

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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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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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Jibbon Aboriginal Carvings

On the city’s southern edge, footsteps of the people who walked before us echo across the land. On the beach and in the bush, there’s hidden evidence of a life well-lived… you simply need to know where to look. Highlights of the Jibbon Aboriginal Carvings Walk Leave the first footprints on a near deserted Sydney […]

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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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