Figure 8 Pools Coastal Adventure Hike
Product Code: 4123-198928
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Fully guided hike through lush coastal rainforest and along the coast to the Figure 8 Pools
  • • Spot whales during the migrational season (May-November) and other native animals
  • • Visit Garie Beach and enjoy a picnic lunch
  • • Relax, swim and spend free time in the National Parks local lagoons & beaches (Wattamolla/Bundeena)
  • • Take in breathtaking views of the south coast at Bald Hill Lookout in Stanwell Tops
  • • Fun and experienced Adventure Guides
  • • Transportation & National Park Fees
Tour Code
4123-198928
Duration
10 hours
Departure City
Sydney
End City
Sydney
Tour Type:
Walking/Hiking
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Nature, Adventure, Wildlife

Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Royal National Park

Sydney - Royal National Park - Sydney

Head for an Adventure down the south coast on the ONLY tour that visits the Figure 8 Pools in the Royal National Park! Join our passionate Aussie guides on our eco-friendly tour as they take you to hidden beaches, hike in coastal rainforest, see the stunning views, swim and explore in the famous Figure 8 Pools and meet new friends!

Our Figure 8 Pools Coastal Adventure Tour is a must do tour from Sydney that takes you out safely to explore this spectacular area just 37 Km (23 miles) and only 45 minutes south of Sydney.

Enjoy the scenic drive in what the locals call the ‘Nasho’ (Royal National Park) and take in breathtaking views of the south coast at Bald Hill Lookout in Stanwell Tops. Head out on a 6km (3.7 mi) return hike in the Worlds 2nd oldest National Park through coastal rainforest with changing terrain and spectacular scenery that includes some steep sections and requires a medium to high level of fitness. Spot native wildlife and dolphins and even whales off the coast during the migration season!

Walk through Burning Palms Beach and see the heritage listed Coastal Shacks, continue along the coast where you rock hop across the headland to reach the Figure 8 Pools. Spend some time to relax and explore this spectacular area, cool off in the rock pools and get your insta-famous #figure8pool photo!

After the hike back we take you to a famous surfing beach at Garie beach in the Royal National Park where you enjoy a picnic lunch with a selection of wraps and nibblies. Then explore, swim and relax at one of the local lagoons and beaches at Wattamolla, where the Waterfall joins the lagoon and beach. Take in panoramic views and see the impressive cliffs and headlands by taking a short walk up to Providential Point Lookout if you like.

After a big day of hiking and adventure we head back to Sydney for a free drink at a local travellers bar with new friends!

Tips:
Depending on tide times the activities can be reversed in the day in order to reach the Figure Eight Pools at low tide.

Visiting Attractions

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Pick-up is available from the following points:
6:45am - Bus Stop in front of the El Alamein Memorial Fountain , Macleay Street, Kings Cross (next to Police Station)
7:am - 477 Pitt Street, Haymarket (Corner of Pitt and Barlow Street)

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to pick-up time and wait outside of your location.

The drop off at the end of the day back near the Central Train station and all modes of transport.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Ultimate views at one of Australia's best known lookouts and hang gliding spots at Bald Hill
  • Guided hike along the Coast Track in the Royal National Park to the Figure 8 Pools
  • Swim in natural rock pools of all sizes, get your insta-famous #figure8pools photo
  • Spot whales during the migrational season (May-November) and other wild animals
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at a famous surfing beach
  • Relax, swim and spend free time at Wattamolla Lagoon and Beach
  • Free drink at the end of the day back in Sydney
  • Trained and experienced Adventure guides
  • Transportation & National Park Fees

Package Excludes

  • Additional Food/Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
Special Notes
  • Please bring 2Liters of water, snacks, camera, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and wear hiking boots or trainers and dress appropriate for the weather.
  • Suitable for ages 18-49 years old, not available to anyone over 55 yrs.
  • Must have medium to high level of fitness and no pre-existing medical conditions.
  • The hike down to the Figure Eight pools includes changing terrain with spectacular scenery requires a medium to high level of fitness. It takes around 3 hours return to hike down and back up the mountain and around 1 hour is spent at the Figure 8 Pools. Hiking shoes, runners or trainers are recommended to wear for the hike, guests will not be allowed on the Figure 8 Pools tour if closed in shoes are not worn. Guest are required to bring a minimum of 1.5L-2L of water on the hike and with the sun exposure a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended.
  • Hike Grading

    Grade 4 – Steeper, rougher terrain & may have off-track sections (no more than one quarter of the walk) or a longer distance track walk. There may be short sections of rock scrambling involved.
  • Safety

    Working with the National Parks and Wildlife Services, we set the standards high by providing a fun but safe tour to the Figure 8 Pools for travellers and visitors. This is backed by our knowledge and experience in remote wilderness safety, adventure guiding and ocean and beach safety. All tours include an ocean and beach safety chat and guides closely monitor wave conditions when at the pools. As an extra safe measure, our guides also carry a wilderness first aid pack with all the important first aid items plus other safety equipment as one can never be too prepared!
  • Need to Know

    The Figure 8 Pools can be dangerous to visit during high tide and big swell conditions as they are located on the rock ledge of the ocean, therefore we take all necessary steps to ensure guests safety and tours only operate during low tide, low swell and safe weather conditions. If conditions are not predicted safe then an alternative activity will be offered on the day in place of the pools, or we may re-schedule the tour.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Minimum age: 15 years old. Available to guests 18-49 yrs, must have medium-high level of fitness.
* A minimum of 5 guests is required for departure. If the minimum is not reached the tour will be canceled, and a full refund will be given or the tour will be rescheduled..

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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