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Self Guided Walk Coast Track, Royal National Park, Sydney

Self Guided Walk Coast Track, Royal National Park

2-day Pack-Free walk

This self-guided walk explores the iconic Coast Track in the Royal National Park south of Sydney. One of NSW’s most dramatic walks, this trail meanders along a spectacular coastline showcasing spectacular rock formations, and unusual milky-white sandstone cliffs. Explore pretty coastal heathlands as well as a lush palm jungle forest.

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Our Exclusive Walking APP

Designed by Life's An Adventure

In addition to track notes and maps our guests will receive access to a Walking App designed exclusively for Life’s An Adventure guests. Created by our experienced guides this fully interactive App include easy-to-follow walking notes with gps tracking, photos at track junctions and points of interest enroute as well as information about the natural environment. The app also calculate give average walking times, distances for each section and even optional side-trips as well as short and long options for each day’s walk. Customers will also be given the information on the google map platform, so each waypoint on each walk will be triggered when they arrive at that point, whether it be a fork in the track or point of interest. This gives real time feedback so you can see exactly where you are.

EPIRB

Personal Emergency Beacon

For extra safety

For peace of mind and safety all our guests have the option of requesting an emergency personal locator beacon to take with you when walking.

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Pack Free Self Guided Walk

Your overnight bags transported for you

Our self guided walks are Pack-Free. Whilst yu are off walking your bags will be transported ahead to the next accommodation allowing you the freedom to walk with a small day pack with you lunch, water and perhaps a jacket.

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Private transfers

To the trail

Our self-guided walks include the option of private transfers from the Sydney CBD. Alternatively, guests are welcome to drive to the Royal National Park with transfers provided back to your car on the final day of the walk.

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Flexibility and Freedom

Discover on your own

Self-guided walking holidays offer flexibility and freedom to discover at your own pace.  Our track notes are created by our experienced guides who know these tracks back to front. They have even included the choice of easier walking options most days to suit your level of fitness.

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Local accommodation

close to the trail

On your self guided walking experience you will stay in a local B&B nestled between the Illawarra Escarpment and ocean. Stay in this charming oasis enjoying good old- fashioned hospitality from your hosts. Guest will stay in a garden room featuring a large king bed, ensuite and exclusive garden deck.

Guests also have the option of adding an additional night’s accommodation to their walk staying here on night 2 and departing the next

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Superb meals included

featuring local Produce

During your walk enjoy a two-course dinner with an inspired seasonal menu created by Chef Daniel Fountain featuring native ingredients and fresh local produce.

Light to Light walk

Pre-departure On-line meeting

with one of our experienced guides

We want your trip to be as care-free and smooth as possible that’s why before you embark on your self-guided walk, you have the option of a complimentary private online meeting with one of our experienced guides. They will happily talk through the trip with you, answer any questions and talk to you about the upcoming weather and any inherent risk.

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Tour Itinerary

Walk Inclusions
Self Guided Walk Coast Track, Royal National Park, Sydney

  • Pack Free walk – carry as little as your water, lunch and camera each day.
  • A walking APP with GPS coordinates on your walk
  • Detailed maps and trail notes
  • Optional use of an EPIRB/PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) if required.
  • Transfers to the trail each day
  • 1 x dinner in a local restaurant
  • 2 x packed walker’s lunches
  • 1 x breakfast
  • Your overnight bags will be transferred
  • Accommodation at a local B&B in a garden room with ensuite
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • National Park Pass
  • No Credit Card Fees
Day 1: Wattamolla to Otford
Self Guided Walk Coast Track, Royal National Park, Sydney

TRANSFERS: There are two options to get to this walk. Choose to drive to Bundeena and our driver will drop you off to the start of the walk or enjoy private transfers from Sydney. (see pricing page for options).

WALK DETAILS: Walk: Approximately 15.5kms. Easier Option 10kms. 6.5 hours walking with breaks. Walk: Medium grade.

TERRAIN: Clear and well formed track or trail with some short steep ascents and descents. There are occasional steps and the track is clearly signposted.

ITINERARY: Your transfer company will meet you and take you to the start of the walk. Your walk today takes us from the pretty beach of Wattamolla to Otford. Along the way evidence of Aboriginal occupation dating back 7500 years can be found. Walk through the Royal’s heathlands contain over 500 species of flowering plants. From July to November, many of these wildflowers are in full bloom, and you can walk amidst a riot of colour of hakea and kunzea. Explore magnificent coastal scenery as creeks drop as waterfalls directly into the ocean and see spectacular Eagle Rock jutting from the cliffs a massive block of sandstone with a tip shaped like the beak of an eagle. Follow the path passing historic shacks of South Era, classified by the National Trust as a historic community. The cabins were built and used during the early 1920s through to the depression years of the 1930s. The second section of your walk explores a landscape of Cabbage Tree Palms, Lilly Pillys and other rainforest plants.  Moss and ferns cover the ground and rocks. Bangalay eucalypts emerge from the canopy and large figs are scattered along the steep slopes. We continue to Otford where our vehicle meets us for the short transfer to our accommodation. Tonight enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2: Wattamolla to Bundeena
Self Guided Walk Coast Track, Royal National Park, Sydney

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 24 minute transfer from accommodation to start of the trail.  Afternoon: walk into Bundeena

WALK DETAILS: Approximately 12kms. 5 – 5.5 hours walking with breaks. Medium grade.

TERRAIN: Clear and well formed track or trail with some short steep ascents and descents. There are occasional steps and the track is clearly signposted.

ITINERARY:  The walk today restarts at Wattamolla, a picturesque inlet where a small beach traps the waters of Wattamolla Creek to form a large lagoon. The walk takes you along the coast offering stunning views and exploring beautiful beaches, freshwater lagoons teeming with birdlife and dramatic cliffs created by constant weathering of the ocean and wind. The beautiful colours and patterns in the bare sandstone are caused by iron and other minerals seeping into the white quartz sand. Towards the end of your walk you’ll be able to see engravings in the rocks from the Aboriginal inhabitants of this area the Dharawal people. Some are distinct, but you should be able to make out three large whales or sharks, a stingray, a jellyfish, a male figure with six fingers assumed to be a lawmaker, a wallaby, a shield and a tortoise. From here the trail heads through coastal heathland to Bundeena where your walking journey ends. For those enjoying transfers back to the Sydney CBD your driver will meet you in Bundeena at the end of your walk, for those finishing in Bundeena your luggage will be dropped back to you here.

OPTIONAL EXTRA NIGHT:
For those guests not wanting to leave this gorgeous area so soon. Spend an additional night back at your accommodation and depart the next morning instead. Our driver will pick you up from Bundeena and transfer you to the charming B&B. See pricing page.

Tour Prices

and selecting a date of your choice

With self-guided walks you are able to choose a date of your choice subject to availability.
This walk can be done all year round, from June to August temperatures are cool.

Once you make your booking, it will remain pending until we confirm availability at your accommodation, once this is done we will contact you to make your deposit/payment. Please do not book flights until your walk is confirmed.


FIRST TIME TRAVELLER FROM
$ 799 /p

First time traveller with Life's An Adventure

2 day walk ex Bundeena….. $799
2 day walk ex Sydney……… $899

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PAST PASSENGER PRICE FROM
$ 699 /p

Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously

2 day walk ex Bundeena….. $699
2 day walk ex Sydney……… $799

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OPTIONAL
$ Xtras /p

The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

EXTRA NIGHT
Guests can add an additional night’s accommodation to the end of their walk on night 2 and depart the following morning. Includes accommodation, dinner & breakfast for 2 people…..Add $403

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SOLO TRAVELLERS
Unfortunately due to safety reasons we require a minimum of 2 walkers on our self guided walks.

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking.
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • Your detailed self-guided kit will be sent to you 6 weeks prior to your walk.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, lost luggage, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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