The Royal National Park showcased it’s splendour, ruggedness and true beauty in our second day walk there of the year, a mighty day had out by all, even the weather was glorious! Stepping out from Otford Lookout and venturing north along the coastal path to Wattamolla Picnic ground, 9 adventurers made the most of athe beautiful warm autumnal day.
Our trek took us along the coast track through the fern section and along through the palm jungle before emerging out into grasslands to Burning Palms Beach. With high tides, the Figure of 8 pools were closed for safety reasons, we had a great snack stop here admiring the ocean’s turbulence. We continued onto North Era campground (some well maintained toilets for those in need). Continuing across Little Garie beach and onto Garie Beach itself, a perfect spot for a rest, refreshments from the kiosk and time for some group-bonding over lunch.
One of our favourite spots of the day was definitely Eagle Rock Lookout with the wind blowing back the water falling over the cliffs – just awesome!
The mighty 9 carried on passed Curracurrang Cove following the well-marked track to our destination, Wattamolla Picnic area, always busy and the ice-cream van doing a great trade.
This walk is definitely one of our favourite sections of the Coastal Track, it has a bit of everything, changing vegetation, challenging hills, undulating flat track, incredible viewpoints and ice-cream, can’t wait to go back. Thanks everyone for a brilliant day, keep on trekking..