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Figure 8 Pools

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One of natures gems

Worth the effort to get to the rockshelf that holds these amazingingly carved pools. Of course the... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Margot D
A few words of warning

I have been to Figure of 8 Pools over many years since 1975 and the current popularity with the... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Brian E
Sydney, Australia
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“low tide”(9 reviews)
“car park”(11 reviews)
“mother nature”(3 reviews)
Figure Eight Pools is located on a dangerous rock platform in Royal National Park. Before you visit, check the weather, tides and swell (wave size). Only visit during low tide, on a day with low swell. Allow 2 hours for the walk from your car to the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Garawarra Farm Road, Royal National Park, New South Wales 2508, Australia
+61 2 9542 0648
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

The pools are amazing, I went down with the kids near low tide and my little guy got knocked off his feet but I was holding his hand so all good but at least 20 late teens / early 20's girls and some guys got...More

2  Thank mrteenee
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Worth the effort to get to the rockshelf that holds these amazingingly carved pools. Of course the day has to be sunny and calm otherwise treacherous. Love this area for walking

Thank Margot D
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We went for a walk to figure 8 pool. It was amazing. Beautiful walk, great scenery and not too hard. We even stopped and watch a wallaby in the trail about 1.5m away from us. Easy trip with three primary school kids. We will come...More

1  Thank Lotta G
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Cannot describe in words. We have to trek(medium to hard) for almost an hour to two to reach the place. Throughout the trekking, you will get to see the beauty of nature. Blue water, blue sky, greenery around, just splendid.Make sure to pack something to...More

3  Thank mailto_roopa28
Reviewed 25 February 2018

I have been to Figure of 8 Pools over many years since 1975 and the current popularity with the site has me quite concerned. Many people are now visiting it, in numbers. Given those numbers it is surprisingly still relatively clean though: 1. Many are...More

18  Thank Brian E
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I live locally, but this is the first time I have been down to the pools. Of course the views are beautiful on the way if you pick the right day, and tide! There were not too many tourists today, but some play loud music...More

5  Thank DerekHulme
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice and beautiful place but the way to get there is horrible... more than an hour hiking after you park your car. It is not mentioned anywhere and there aren't any cafe or amenties around there. I really reccomend because the place is very...More

5  Thank annaoE1654NR
Reviewed 16 January 2018

It is a great place to have fun but you'll have to check the tide before going there. It is a moderate hike the involves some rocks climbing so you'll have to wear the proper shoes. You can also spot some wildlife on the road...More

Thank Laurenţiu P
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The hike from garrawarra farm car park to the pool is beautiful. Going down is very easy, going back is a little bit harder but not too hard. Please make sure you’re bringing enough water as there isn’t any water or toilets along the trail....More

1  Thank MilaHennings
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I only like the hiking track of this area, the pool is crap, dirty, too much sun screen, oily (i don’t know where is that oil from)

3  Thank fendy92chen
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9 November 2018|
Response from mrteenee | Reviewed this property |
Morning Miss Lopez - We walked down from "Garrawarra Farm Carpark" at the end of "Garrawarra Farm Rd" off Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, which is from memory about 2kms of dirt track (no problem in a normal sedan - no 4wd... More