Figure 8 Pool

Royal National Park

Possibly the most popular and most instagrammed National Park attraction, the Figure 8 pool is a natural rock formation in the Royal National Park. It can be reached via a couple of tracks: this route describes the shortest way to the pool.

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Getting there

Start (and end) Garrawarra Farm car park in Royal National Park


Royal National Park Tourist Map 1:35,000

Route/Trail notes

Follow the well sign-posted track from Garrawarra Farm cark park down the Burgh Ridge towards the coast. Once Burning Palm Beach is reached, walk south along the back to the end. Here a rough track leads to the rock platform at the base of the cliffs. Follow the coast until the Figure 8 Pool is reached.

NOTE: This walk MUST be done within an hour of low tide and in good conditions. Figure 8 Pool is underwater at high tide, and dangerous if there is a large swell. There have been injuries and deaths caused by people being swept off the rocks. 


National Park entry fee / annual pass.

Other References

Track notes and photos:

Wildwalks – Garawarra Farm carpark to figure eight pools

Burning Palm Beach Tide Times and Heights

GPS Tracks


Not too hard. An enjoyable hike with good views. Be careful at the rock pools though. Even at low tide, unexpected waves would come up, and knock people over, dragging them around and nearly over the rock edge.

Hannah on 19 Jul, 2020

Absolutely amazing!!

Kcdixon on 6 Aug, 2019

Walked past here many times doing the Bundeena to Otford Coastal Walk... finally managed to make the trip to Figure 8 Pool. Smaller than I expected but beautiful. Avoid weekends and public holidays, as it can get VERY busy!

Oliver Descoeudres on 13 Dec, 2017

Please make sure you go during low tide only.

w@lker on 14 Jun, 2015


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