Sydney III – Royal National Park

Next to the city itself and the lovely beaches, there are also stunning national parks to explore around Sydney. Due to the bushfires, we couldn’t visit the most famous one of them: the Blue Mountains National Park. But my BFF Nadi came up with a great alternative: Royal National Park!

This national park lies south of Sydney and it took us half an hour by car to drive to Wattamolla picnic area. A lovely spot: the open sea on the one side, a lagoon with a waterfall on the other.

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But we weren’t here for the beach, we wanted to hike a bit. Behind the car park we took a little path and walked on the Costal Track for an hour or so. Great walk. We enjoyed stunning views.

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The track itself was very diversified. We walked on sand through brushwood…

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… and on boardwalks:

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The highlight on this track is definitely the rocky area where a little stream enters the ocean. I loved it there.

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We stayed there for a while, explored the area and had a little picnic.

This hike is definitely something for the family. It’s easy to do, the lagoon next to the car park is the perfect spot to relax when you come back and the kids will love the wildlife you can observe on the track:

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Well, and that was it. Sydney was the final destination of our honeymoon trip down the east coast of Australia. It was so sad to say good bye after nearly five weeks. But we were smart enough to plan a short stopover in order to divide the long flight from Sydney to Frankfurt into two parts. And seriously, that was the best decision we took in a long time! Smiley Where we stayed? Stay tuned…

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Royal National Park

Wattamolla picnic area

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