This walk at the edge southern Sydney is one for the experienced walker. It’s a 26km coastal trail through the Royal National Park from Bundeena to Otford and usually requires you to camp overnight at the North era camping grounds.
This physically challenging walk takes you along pristine coastline with incredible highlights that makes all the effort you put in worthwhile.
An hour into the walk you’ll come across Wedding Cake Rock which is an unusual outcrop of cracked and layered pure white sandstone that juts out from the darker sandstone surrounding it.
Further along the way you can rest, refuel and refresh when you reach Wattamolla Beach picnic area. From there you’ll push onto the North era camping grounds to stop over at before embarking on the final 8km to Otford the next morning.
If the weather is good the next day you can stop off for a refreshing dip at the Figure Of Eight Pools. But be careful the path to the pools is difficult and is notorious for causing sprained ankles. The pools themselves are amazing but they sit on a rock shelf and are only safely accessible at low tide.
Once you’ve refreshed it’s then only a couple of kilometres to your final destination, Otford.