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Figure 8 Pools

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Garawarra Farm Road, Royal National Park, New South Wales 2508, Australia
+61 2 9542 0648
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Beautiful hike

We went for a walk to figure 8 pool. It was amazing. Beautiful walk, great scenery and not too... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Lotta G
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Sydney, Australia
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Amazing view and location. Trekking point

Cannot describe in words. We have to trek(medium to hard) for almost an hour to two to reach the... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
mailto_roopa28
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Bengaluru, India
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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 rock platform, and 2 hours to return. The 6km walk is steep, slippery and difficult. There are no facilities here; no water, no toilets, no food outlets and no rubbish bins. There's no mobile phone reception either. The Figure Eight Pools rock platform is hazardous and many people have been injured here. Call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Garawarra Farm Road, Royal National Park, New South Wales 2508, Australia
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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
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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
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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

17  Thank Brian E
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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
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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 Anna O
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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
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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

Thank MilaHennings
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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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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Wow what a treat! Our guides Adam & Deb were fun, entertaining & very professional. Always with our groups safety at the top of the list. Adam kept checking the tide & winds for our trip. We arrived in the morning but took our time...More

Thank Maureen T
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Walking along this coastline is always a great joy. The pathways are clear, there's never many people and sometimes you have the walk mostly to yourself. Invigorating but you'll need a decent level of fitness for the climb back up.

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