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Figure 8 Pools

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Figure Eight Pools is located on a dangerous rock platform in Royal National Park. Before you visit, check the weather, tides and swell (wave size). Only visit during low tide, on a day with low swell. Allow 2 hours for the walk from your car to the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Garawarra Farm Road, Royal National Park, New South Wales 2508, Australia
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+61 2 9542 0648
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Reviewed May 10, 2019

We rented a car, but in hindsight, it may have made more sense to go with the local tour (we met them on the way out) Driving in Sydney is on the wrong side of the road from Canada, and very busy. We crossed the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank BelleNovaScotia
Reviewed April 12, 2019

Low tide was scheduled for 7pm, we began our walk at 4pm and arrived at the pools around 5pm. The forecast was "low risk" all afternoon according to the website. Seeing as it was autumn and too chilly to go for a dip, we simply...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank lackofamuse
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

This natural phenomenon attracts visitors from all over the world. As we onlynlive 20 minutes away from Otford this is where we started the walk. This is a great day walk if you’re looking for a bit of a challenge and want to see stunning...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 15kimg
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

It's a nice day trip as it includes a wall ti go see the figure 8 pool. Please note there is only one pool that has the figure. They way back it's really exhausting so get hiking shoes as there are many stairs up.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Josefina N
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Honestly cannot stress enough how important footwear is for this hike. The terrain is uneven, there are sticks, large tree roots, sharp rocks, etc. And we saw so many people in thongs! Make sure you check the tide on the Figure 8 Pool website when...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank NatalieKeato
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

Didn’t know much of what to expect but did our research on the tides in advance. Was very important because if it’s high tired you will hike down for an hour just to have to turn around immediately. Not too long but definitely some rock...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 417joshk
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Trekking till this naturally made Figure 8 pools is spectacular.We went with a group of 10 friends.It took us 5 hours to reach the Burning Palm beach. From there you have to work hard to trek over the rocks in order to view these amazing...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank sheifalyw
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Highly recommend to wear sneakers for the hike before you get to the beach as there are many tripping hazards along the way. Make sure to look at what time low tide is so you are able to safely access the pools. We got to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank saltaco
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Is such a nice place to trekking and enjoy the time with friends. The landscape and the view is marvelous. I love that place

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Dibaro
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We had a great hike and brief dip in the Figure 8 pools (that water was cold!). It was absolutely beautiful! We saw whales out in the water, and dolphins were swimming very nearby. Well worth the effort to get there and back! Make sure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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misslopez98
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Response from mrteenee | Reviewed this property |
Morning Miss Lopez - We walked down from "Garrawarra Farm Carpark" at the end of "Garrawarra Farm Rd" off Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, which is from memory about 2kms of dirt track (no problem in a normal sedan - no 4wd... More
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