Figure 8 Pools, Barefoot Down Under

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Figure 8 Pools, Barefoot Down Under


Barefoot Downunder takes you on an adventure to explore the worlds 2nd oldest National Park – the Royal National Park. For an eco-friendly tour that includes coastal hiking and bush walking, beaches, Figure 8 Pools, wildlife, and spectacular scenery that is heaps fun, you will want to book on our Figure 8 Pools Coastal Adventure & Hike Tour!

The Low Down:

Visit the Royal National Park or as the locals like to call it, the ‘Nasho’, on our eco-adventure tour from Sydney. Explore this spectacular area found just 37 Km (23 miles) and only 45 minutes south of Sydney.

See one of Illawarra’s best lookout spots, also known internationally as a major hang gliding point at Bald Hill Lookout for spectacular coastal views.

Enjoy a guided hike in the worlds 2nd oldest National Park through coastal heathland and rainforest along part of the Coast Track in the Royal National Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and coastal views along the 6km return (3.7 mi) trek spotting native wildlife and birds along with whales and dolphins off the coast during the whale migration season. Our Coastal hike includes some steep sections, rock hopping and requires a medium to high level of fitness.

Walk through Burning Palms Beach and see the heritage listed Coastal Shacks and learn about the local area and how the ‘shacks’ came to be. Rock hop across the headland to reach the Figure 8 Pools and spend some time to explore this spectacular area, swim in naturally formed rock pools of all sizes and shapes including the famous Figure 8! Grab your insta-famous #figure8pools photo while here!

Enjoy a picnic lunch with a selection of wraps and nibblies, then visit a little slice of paradise down the south coast at Wattamolla where the waterfall, lagoon and beach are at your fingertips. Take a walk up to Providential Point Lookout if you like, enjoy panoramic views and see the impressive sandstone cliffs and headlands surrounding the local area.

After a full days adventure, sit back and relax as we pump some good tunes and make our way out of the Royal National Park back to Sydney for our 1 drop off at Central. Please read the ‘Need to Know’ tab for further information on the hike, safety and requirements for our Figure Eight Coastal Adventure Tour.

To get a glimpse of the day and the Figure 8 Rock pools, watch our video here!


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The Figure 8 Pools are only accessible and safe during low tide and calm ocean conditions. Tours run only during the low tide times, however, if the pools are not safe due to big seas then a longer hike or alternative activity will be offered for your safety on the day. Figure Eight Pools is located on a rock platform and is accessed from Sydney’s Royal National Park. Before you go, please read the NSW National Parks safety checklist. 

*Due to the nature of our tour activities, hike and fitness level we find we are best suited to ages 18-50 yrs. This tour is not suited to ages over 55 years unless you run marathons, hike daily and/or train regularly! Kids must be aged 12 yrs and up.