SOUTHERN ROYAL HIKE DISCOVERY

Day Tour – Daily Departures Thurs – Monday

It’s time to lace up the hiking boots and join us on a journey to remember. ‘The Royal’ is Australia’s oldest, and the world’s second oldest National Park. The emerald-blue Tasman Sea meets rugged sandstone cliffs and remarkable beaches. Be rewarded with splendid ocean views, water holes and waterfalls, flora, fauna and wildflowers.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spectacular scenery and nature experience in Australia’s oldest National Park
  • Hiking on part of one of Australia’s most famous coastal tracks – The Coast Track
  • Light snacks and refreshments at Eaglehead Rock Lookout
  • Lunch at the iconic Scarborough Hotel overlooking the Tasman Sea

ITINERARY

8.00AM

Departing Sydney, we drive over Georges River, through the Sutherland Shire and into the Royal National Park. Our first stop is Wattamolla Beach, where your guide will brief you on the details of the day. We begin our hike with an easy 20 minute return walk to Providential Lookout, providing magnificent views south, our intended route. Your guide will then lead you on a 2.5 hour hike along the Coast Track heading south, hugging the cliff line, where waves crash against the shore, to create dramatic sandstone cliffs, exposing the millions of years of layered sediment. Your expert guide will explain the Aboriginal history of the area as well as local flora and fauna.

After crossing the Curracurrong Creek, we take a short break at the aptly named Eaglehead Rock Lookout, to admire the uncanny rock formation and the waterfall plunging into the sea. Here we will enjoy some light snacks provided by your guide. We continue heading along the rock shelf, and thickets of native scrub, to emerge into an opening with a view to remember and our destination, Garie Beach. Descending the hill, we soon have our feet on the beach, where you can ditch the boots and feel the sand between your toes.

Our driver will be ready and waiting to take you to a well-deserved lunch. A short drive away is Stanwell Tops, where you can admire coastal views before joining the scenic Grand Pacific Drive, and one of the most remarkable engineering achievements of its time, the Sea Cliff Bridge. Between May-November, you may even see a migrating whale breaching just off the coast. Next stop is the heritage listed Scarborough Hotel and its picturesque sea cliff garden on the north Illawarra coast. Perched directly above the sea with sensational views along the coastline to Sydney it is the perfect place to get together and enjoy lunch (own cost) and a glass of wine, beer or cocktail by the sea. We return to Sydney via the Princes Motorway, arriving at 5:30pm



Private Charter Tour Price:

2 Adults $549.00 per person

4 Adults $287.00 per person

6 Adults $199.00 per person

8 Adults $155.00 per person

10 Adults $129.00 per person

DEPARTURES Tours are currently based on Private Exclusive Charter. Scheduled departures due to commence from October 2020. Please contact our office to discuss your preferred dates of travel and group size and we will tailor accordingly. We will also happily offer custom price and experience quotes.
DURATION 10 Hours
FITNESS REQUIRED MODERATE – This tour is moderately physically demanding. It includes medium level walks, which are on undulating ground. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Expert Guided 2.5 hour hike
Admissions & Sustainable Water bottles on board.
Travel in bespoke 14 or 17 passenger Seat tour Vehicle with reclining leather coach seats & air conditioning
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch & beverages with meal
Travel Insurance
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Image Credits: Destination NSW


 

  • Spectacular scenery and nature experience in Australia’s oldest National Park
  • Hiking on part of one of Australia’s most famous coastal tracks – The Coast Track
  • Light snacks and refreshments at Eaglehead Rock Lookout
  • Lunch at iconic Scarborough Hotel overlooking the Tasman Sea
Stanwell Tops View
Wattamolla Falls
Garie Beach Royal National Park
Royal National Park Waterfalls