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Bundeena Drive to Marley walk

Royal National Park

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This rewarding walk from Bundeena Drive to Little Marley Beach leads through heath, past fresh water pools and creeks, and on to scenic beach views in Royal National Park.

7.8km return
Time suggested
3 - 4hrs
Grade 3
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note

  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch or whale watch

A delightful track that combines bush, heath and beaches with a moderate walk in the coastal region of Royal National Park. Bundeena Drive to Marley walk is ideal for intrepid bush walkers who love an invigorating day-walk with birdwatching and spell-binding views, just south of Sydney.

Follow the track as it winds through fragrant bushland to Deer Pool. Continue on to join Little Marley trail and get your camera ready to snap the views as you spot the the golden arc of the picturesque Little Marley Beach. 

Enjoy a dip before tucking into a well deserved picnic on the sands while soaking up the fresh coastal breezes. Retrace your steps, or if you’re feeling like a longer walk, organise a pick up and head north for Bundeena along The Coast track.

Take a virtual tour of Bundeena Drive to Marley walk captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.


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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. Payment options include Audley Visitor Centre, vehicle entry stations, pay machines and the Park’nPay app.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

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