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Walking tracks

Two couples enjoying the view at a lookout along Bouddi coastal walk in Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE.

Bouddi coastal walk

Located near Gosford, Bouddi coastal walk is known for its beaches, boardwalk and birdlife. Go whale watching, picnic or swim at Maitland Bay, or simply absorb the ocean views.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Distance
8.5km one-way
Time
3hrs 30min - 4hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Where
Bouddi National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Bridge over creek on Forest path in Royal National Park. Photo: Natasha Webb/OEH

Forest path

Forest path is an easy walk in Royal National Park. It's great for kids and just 1 hour south of Sydney. Wander through cabbage tree palms and Gymea lilies on the path beside Bola Creek and the Hacking River.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Distance
4.4km loop
Time
1hr - 1hr 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Where
Royal National Park in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
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Cycling trails

Strom loop water view, Bouddi National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin

Strom loop

Strom loop is a gentle track suitable for walking or cycling in Bouddi National Park. Enjoy the fully-equipped picnic area or other trails for further exploration near Gosford.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Distance
5km loop
Time
30min
Grade
Easy
Where
Bouddi National Park in Sydney and surrounds

Historic buildings/places

Horse riding trails

Mount Olive trail, Popran National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

Mount Olive trail

Whether you love horse riding or mountain biking, Mount Olive trail in Popran National Park on the NSW central coast is a wonderful place to experience magnificent views of the Glenworth Valley.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
4km one-way
Time
1hr 30min
Grade
Medium
Where
Popran National Park in Sydney and surrounds

Lookouts

Picnic areas

Swimming spots

Tours

A group of friends cooling off at Figure Eight Pools, Royal National Park. Photo: Adam Hammond/Barefoot Downunder

Figure Eight Pools coastal adventure tour

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.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tour departs Sydney at 7am and returns around 4pm.

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
Royal National Park in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
Operated by
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Bare Island in La Perouse, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: E Sheargold/DPIE

Bare Island and Cape Banks ultimate day tour

Uncover the wealth of history along the shores of La Perouse, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. From a shipwreck to the Henry Head fortifications, there's plenty to delve into on this guided tour.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tour times: 9.30am to 3pm. Meet at 9.15am

Tour dates: Sunday 23 February, Thursday 27 February, Thursday 16 April, Sunday 26 April, Thursday 11 June and Sunday 28 June 2020

Where
La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Evans lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government