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Figure Eight Pools coastal adventure tour

Royal National Park

Overview

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If you're looking for a tour that includes hiking, swimming and stunning scenery in Royal National Park, then this is for you. Taking a guided tour is a safe and fun way to see Figure Eight Pools.

When

Tour departs Sydney at 7am and returns around 5pm.

Tours operate during low tide, low swell and in safe and calm ocean conditions, and are available only on certain days. Please contact Barefoot Downunder for dates.

Where
Figure Eight Pools, Royal National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Hard. Suitable for adults and teens, 13-50 years. The hike to Figure Eight Pools takes over 3 hours return and includes changing terrain, some steep sections and walking across rocks. Medium to high level of fitness required. If over 50 years, you must be an experienced hiker.
Price
Adult/teen $128 per person. Contact Barefoot Downunder for group or family rates. Park entry fee included in ticket price.
Meeting point
Pick up from either Kings Cross or Sydney Central
Bookings
Bookings required. Email Barefoot Downunder or book online.
Please note
Tours will only operate if it safe to do so, during low tide, low swell and safe ocean conditions.
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Barefoot Downunder will take you on an eco-friendly adventure to Figure Eight Pools in Royal National Park. Meet new friends, spot local wildlife and take some great Instagram photos on the way.

The trip includes:

  • Pick up from Sydney
  • Guided hike along The Coast Track to Figure Eight Pools led by our fun and experienced guide
  • Swim and cool off at Figure Eight Pools
  • Picnic lunch at Garie Beach
  • Swim, relax and explore at Wattamolla Lagoon and beach
  • Visit to Bald Hill lookout at Stanwell Tops.

At the end of the day there'll be drinks back in Sydney at a local travellers bar, when the tour finishes near Central railway station.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
  • Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. Seasonal ticket booths at Bonnie Vale, Wattamolla and Garie Beach are cash only, as there is no power or mobile connection. Please bring correct change.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Royal National Park Visitor Centre
      (02) 9542 0648
      13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) for campground and cottage bookings
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • 2 Lady Carrington Drive, Royal National Park, NSW 2232
    • Fax: (02) 9542 1420
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    • Royal National Park area office
      (02) 9542 0632
      13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) for campground and cottage bookings
      Contact hours: 9am-4:30pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
    • 159 Farnell Avenue, Royal National Park, NSW 2232
    • Fax: (02) 9542 1420
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Figure Eight Pools headland near Burning Palms Beach, Royal National Park. Photo: David Croft/OEH