1. Australia
  2. New South Wales
  3. Sydney
  4. Royal National Park

Sydney: Figure 8 Pools Full-Day Coastal Hiking Adventure

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Join a full-day adventure and discover the Figure 8 Pools in the world's second-oldest national park, Royal National Park. Enjoy a fun, eco-friendly tour which includes a coastal hike, secluded beaches, and unique rock pools.
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Duration: 9.5 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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  • Discover the Figure Eight Pools, a cluster of rock pools located in the Royal National Park
  • Join a three-hour round-trip guided hike along the Coast Track through a Coastal Rain Forest
  • Hike deep into the national park, made up of large sweeping hills leading into the ocean
  • Take the only licensed tour in Australia that brings guests to the Figure 8 Pools
Full description
Visit the Royal National Park or as the locals like to call it, the "Nasho," on an eco-adventure tour from Sydney. See one of Illawarra’s best lookout spots, Bald Hill Lookout, known internationally as a major hang-gliding point, and for offering spectacular coastal views. Along the famous Sea Cliff Bridge on the Grand Pacific Drive, take in breathtaking vistas over the south coast.

Enjoy a guided hike in the Royal National Park through coastal heathland and rainforest along part of the Coast Track. Take in the beautiful scenery and views off the coast during the 3.7-mile round-trip hike, along the way spotting native wildlife and birds, as well as whales and dolphins off the coast during the whale migration season. The coastal hike includes uneven terrain, steep sections, an uphill hike, rock hopping, and requires a medium to high level of fitness.

Walk through Burning Palms Beach and see the UNESCO-listed Coastal Shacks. Pick up fascinating insight into the local area and how the shacks came to be. Rock-hop around the headlands to reach the Figure 8 Pools and spend some time exploring this spectacular area and swimming in naturally-formed rock pools of all sizes and shapes.

After a hike up the mountains, visit a little slice of paradise down the south coast at Wattamolla, where the waterfall, lagoon, and beach are all at your fingertips. Take a walk up to Providential Point Lookout, if you like, and enjoy panoramic views over the impressive sandstone cliffs and headlands surrounding the area.

After a full-day adventure, sit back and relax as your guide pumps some good tunes. Make your way out of the Royal National Park and back to Sydney. Working with a proud eco-certified tour operator, your adventure guides will clean up rubbish on the hike back and guests are also encouraged to help in the effort to keep Australia's national parks clean.
  • Pickup from a meeting point in Sydney
  • National park fees
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the St Laurence Church

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
Know before you go
• All guests must have a medium-high fitness level for the hike.
• Tours only take place during low-tide times; however, if the Figure 8 Pools are not safe to visit on the day, due to other dangerous ocean conditions, then an alternative activity may be offered or the trip will be cancelled.
• Due to the nature of the activity, this tour is appropriate for those between 15 and 59 years old.
• No refunds will be issued for late arrivals, missed pickups, or no-shows.
• Trips will not be cancelled or refunded due to poor or rainy conditions unless safety is an issue.