Otford to Figure of Eight Pools Circuit

New South Wales

Exploring the southern coast of Royal National Park, this walk experiences different trails and environments, with dense forest at Palm Forest to the open grasslands along the Coastline. With a short side trip out to the Figure of Eight Pools, this walk becomes a great day in the bush. The views from the Burgh Ridge are something special, with views far into the distance along the coast. (Check the tide and wave heights, to avoid disappointment at the rock platform for Figure Eight pools.)

No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at Otford Train Station


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Started by Otford station. The trail that leads directly to figure 8 pools has been temporarily closed and therefore need to reach Burning palms beach and then climb the rocks to reach the pools. Clear signs and the part just before the beach is awesome with a great view of the ocean and grass all around. The return was a bit challenging as the elevation was high. Overall it was a great hike.

Ravi on 30 Dec, 2017

Such a variety of different environments. I saw a wild Echidna in the Palm Jungle section! Figure of Eight Pools are amazing, be cautious of high tide.

rob.bushman on 9 Mar, 2014


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