The Royal National Park, Australia’s oldest and the world’s second oldest National Park, is a park that fades into the Blue Mountain’s shadow, but one that has just as much stark natural beauty, and Aboriginal and White Australian cultural significance to explore.

Established in 1879, originally named “National Park,” it was renamed in 1955 to honor Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Australia.

The Best Royal National Park Walks

Here are some of the best hikes in Royal National Park you shouldn’t miss!

Royal National Park Coastal Walk

The Coast Track is the most famous walk in Royal National Park. This scenic 26km hike showcases the rugged beauty of Australia’s second oldest national park.

Garie Beach to North Era Beach

As you traverse the well-maintained path, you’ll encounter stunning ocean views, the most beautiful beaches, and rugged cliffs.

Wattamolla to Curracurrong Falls & Eagle Rock

This spectacular coastal trail offers a mesmerizing experience, showcasing some of Sydney’s most scenic landscapes.

Curra Moors Loop Track

The Curra Moors Loop Track offers a perfect blend of scenic bushland and panoramic coastal views. The trail takes you through heath and waterfalls, showcasing stunning sandstone cliffs and providing ample opportunities for birdwatching.

Jibbon Beach Loop Track

Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Jibbon Beach, known for its serene atmosphere and sparkling views. Along the way, take time to appreciate the extensive Aboriginal rock engravings, a testament to the rich history and cultural heritage of the area.

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