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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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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

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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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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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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Ideas for 24 Hours in Sydney’s Outdoors

As born and bred locals, we want to help you scratch the city’s surface to discover a whole other side: that of towering gum trees, dramatic sandstone cliffs and secret bush enclaves. Depending how long your stay is, even six of the best walks might be stretching it a bit, so here are some tips […]

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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?

Enjoy your trip to Wedding Cake Rock and the White Cliffs of Marley in Royal National Park. It’s a unique coastal formation that won’t last forever, so see it while you can. It’s sandstone, sure, but not as you know it. Whether you’re after a Sydney micro-adventure or a bush walk with a purpose, I […]

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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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