Figure 8 Pools Coastal Adventure & Hike
- Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Royal National Park, NSW
- Product code: 8PoolsAdventure
Visit the Royal National Park or as the locals like to call it, the 'Nasho', on our eco-adventure tour from Sydney and explore this spectacular area just 37 Km (23 miles) and only 45 minutes south of Sydney.
Visit one of Illawara, Australia's best known lookout spots as well as an internationally known and major hang gliding point at Bald Hill Lookout for spectacular coastal views.
Enjoy a guided hike in the worlds 2nd oldest National Park through coastal heathland and eucalypt rainforest along part of the Coast Track in the Royal National Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and coastal views along the 6km return (3.7 mi) trek spotting native wildlife and birds along with whales and dolphins off the coast during the whale migration season. Our Coastal hike includes some steep sections, rock hopping and requires a medium to high level of fitness.
Visit Burning Palms Beach and see the heritage listed Coastal Shacks and learn about the local area and how the shacks came to be. Rock hop across the headland to reach the Figure 8 Pools and spend some time to explore this spectacular area, swim in naturally formed rock pools of all sizes and shapes including the famous Figure 8! Then grab your insta-famous #figure8pools photo too while you are here!* (Only accessible during low tide/low swell conditions)
After the hike back, indulge in a healthy picnic lunch with a selection of wraps and nibblies, then visit a little slice of paradise down the south coast at Wattamolla where the waterfall, lagoon and beach are at your fingertips. Take a walk out to Providential Point Lookout if you like to enjoy panoramic views and see the impressive sandstone cliffs and headlands surrounding the local area.
After a full days adventure, sit back and relax as we pump some good tunes and make our way out of the Royal National Park back to Sydney. (Bring a change of clothes or shirt as you will sweat!)
*The hike to the Figure 8 Pools is only accessible during low tide and calm ocean conditions. If the pools are not safe to visit on the day then a longer hike or alternative activity will be offered.