The Coast track

Beachcomber Avenue, Bundeena precinct of Royal National Park, Bundeena, New South Wales, 2230

The Coast track in Sydney’s Royal National Park is an epic multi-day walk between Bundeena and Otford. Enjoy incredible coastal lookouts, swimming spots, seasonal wildflowers and whale watching along this challenging 26-kilometre track.

The Coast track can be tackled in sections or, if you’re super-fit, in a day. It’s best experienced as a two-day backpack trip with an overnight stop at the North Era campground (advance bookings required).

The northern section of the walk covers around 18 kilometres from Bundeena to North Era. Allow at least seven hours to enjoy the rugged beauty of sandstone escarpments, sandy beaches, coastal heath and forest, as you walk. There are several scenic stops along the way, before continuing to the North Era campground for the night.

The southern section of the walk, between North Era and Otford lookout, covers eight kilometres and takes around three hours. You’ll pass several heritage shacks at South Era, and travel through the coastal rainforest of burning palms and palm jungle. Take in the views from Werrong lookout then push on to Otford lookout.