Upgrades to the Royal Coast Track will deliver new visitor facilities and improved safety measures to this spectacular coastal walk south of Sydney. These works are being delivered as part of the largest visitor infrastructure program in national park history.
What the project involves
The Royal Coast Track is a 26-kilometre track along the coast of Royal National Park. The walk allows visitors to experience a natural landscape with dramatic scenery on the edge of metropolitan Sydney. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is upgrading the track to deliver a quality walking experience along Sydney's southern coastline.
Between 6 September and early December 2021, there will be track closures which will affect access to the Royal Coast Track from Otford.
Between Monday and Thursday during this period, the Royal Coast Track between Otford lookout and Figure Eight Pools will be:
- closed from Monday to Thursday each week
- open on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays each week.
This closure will affect access to the Royal Coast Track, Figure Eight Pools, Palm Jungle Loop Track and Werrong Beach.
The closest access to these places during the part-time closure is from Garawarra Farm.
In addition, the Royal Coast Track is temporarily closed between Garie and Little Garie due to the unstable cliff edge. Further rockfalls could occur at any time. Please do not attempt to cross this section.
- The Coast track to Bundeena can be accessed from Garie Beach.
- The Coast track to Otford can be accessed from Garawarra Farm (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only).
- There is no formal pedestrian access between Garawarra Farm and Garie Beach.
- Little Garie, Era, Burning Palms and Figure 8 Pools can be accessed from Garawarra Farm via the Burgh Ridge track.
Please check the alerts on the NPWS Visitor webpage before visiting to plan your trip.