Easy day-hike along Sydney's wild coastline
Step out of the city for the day, and join us on a spectacular trail that combines salt swept coastlines, long sandy beaches and dramatic sea cliffs. You'll be forgiven for forgetting you're only 45 minutes from Sydney on this incredibly beautiful day-hike along the Royal National Parks' spectacular coastline.
What will I see?
Starting right in the heart of the Royal National Park, this introductory-level trail is the perfect way to spend a day outdoors amongst the stunning beauty of Sydney's coast. It's hard not to be in awe, as you walk amidst the ocean's thunder and salt spray, trailing across exposed sandstone cliffs, sandy beaches and coastal heathland.
Make sure you pack your swimmers because the beaches will entice with their clean white sand and azure blue waters; the perfect chance to cool down. There will be ample time to relax, fossick the shoreline, and soak up some glorious sunshine.
Our guides are super passionate and will be eager to share with you remarkable facts about the local flora, the common birds and the geological phenomenon's that created the landscape.
An exceptional National Park, the Royal displays significant Aboriginal history, with ancient middens and other evidence of their peaceful and prosperous civilization to be found along the track. In more recent time, during the great depression of the '30s, a series of quaint coastal villages were constructed. We'll have the chance to visit one of these villages, casting our mind back to a simpler time.
A gourmet picnic lunch on the beach is included, along with snacks, hot tea and fresh coffee!
This tour is perfect for anyone looking for a unique and memorable way to spend a day in Sydney, spending time on some of the best beaches in the world.
What do I need?
We ask all guests to please bring along the following items:
Day pack to carry personal belongings
Water bottle - preferably 2L as there are no refill opportunities along the track
Comfortable walking shoes
Hat and sunscreen
Swimmers and towel (optional, but highly recommended)
Jacket during the cooler months (April - October)
Raincoat (available for hire)
Camera or phone for some beautiful photos
A local eco-certified guide
Hot tea and fresh coffee for morning tea
Gourmet picnic lunch and snacks, including fruit
Return transport from Sydney in a private air-conditioned bus
All national park fees and track fees
Emergency communications and first aid kits
Small group tour with a maximum of ten guests
What fitness level do I need?
The Coastal Track is a lovely introductory level walk. The gradient is mostly flat and gentle, with some steeper climbs over headlands, and descents down to beaches. A reasonable level of fitness is required to complete the track, but we will take regular breaks to ensure this walk is enjoyable for all. Guests can expect to be walking for approximately 5 hours, broken up with regular breaks.
For anyone that suffers from knee pain, we recommend using a pair of walking poles for support. Gone are the days when poles were deemed to be ‘dorky’, using poles is actually really beneficial for your knees as they take a significant amount of pressure off your joints.
We hire out lightweight, collapsible walking poles for just $20 a pair. If you’re interested, please add them to your order when booking.
15km I 5 hours walking
Maximum Group Size 10
We are happy to include additional dates for private or large group bookings if the above dates do not suit. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss alternative departures.
Where do I meet the tour?
Sydney CBD - 6:30am
All tours depart from Central Train Station, Sydney CBD. Exact meeting place details will be provided with booking confirmation.