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Sydney’s ONLY licensed Tour provider for the Figure 8 Pools in the Royal National Park!

Tours operate September – May | We are closed during the quiet season June-August for a break and to explore the world! 

Our morning Figure 8 Pools Photography & Hike Experience takes you into the Royal National Park just after sunrise where you will experience the natural beauty of the National Park and the Figure 8 Pools in a different light. Get an early start to the day, beat the crowds and make unforgettable memories on our 1/2 day morning tour from Sydney!

Visit the Royal National Park or as the locals like to call it, the ‘Nasho’, on our eco-adventure tour from Sydney. Explore this spectacular area found just 37 Km (23 miles) and less than an hour drive south of Sydney.

Enjoy a half day tour from Sydney and hike to the Figure 8 Pools in the Royal National Park along the Coast Track. Take in the beautiful scenery and coastal views along the 6km (3.7 mi) return guided hike. With jaw dropping mountain views, rolling hills, aquamarine coloured water, native wildlife including birds, lizzards, Wallabies, marine life including whales during the migration season (May-Nov), unique coastal shacks and even simple morning light, you will be overwhelmed with an abundant supply of epic photos!

Walk through Burning Palms Beach and see the heritage listed Coastal Shacks and hear the fascinating facts about the local area and how the ‘shacks’ came to be. We’ll rock hop around the headlands to reach the Figure 8 Pools where you spend time to explore this spectacular area and can swim in naturally formed rock pools of all sizes and shapes including the famous Figure 8. We’ll help you grab that insta-famous #figure8pools photo too!

After exploring at the Figure 8 Pools, we hike back up the mountain to the top and make our way out of the Royal National Park back to Sydney. As a proud Eco-Certified Tour Operator, our adventure guides clean up rubbish on the hike back and we encourage our guests to help in our effort to keep our National Parks Clean. Our coastal hike includes slippery and uneven terrain, steep sections, an uphill hike, rock hopping and requires a medium-high level of fitness.

Inclusions:

  • 3-hour return guided hike along the Coast Track
  • Visit the Figure 8 Pools and explore the unique area, get your #figure8pools photo!
  • Spot native wildlife and whales during the migration season (May-Nov)
  • Experienced, fun and friendly adventure guide
  • Pick up/drop off from select location in Sydney
  • National Park fees

Need to Know:

  • This is a 1/2 Day Morning Tour Experience
  • No food or drink provided
  • Medium High Fitness required

What to Bring:

  • 3 Litres of Water
  • Camera and snacks
  • Towel, small backpack, wear your swimsuit under your clothes if you plan to swim
  • Closed in shoes for hiking, trainers are good, no sandals/flip flops please
  • Your fun and friendly personality

Cost:  ADULT $118   —    STUDENT or KIDS $108 (12-15yrs age of kids, students must hold a valid student ID card & bring on day)

Meeting/Drop off location: We offer 1 meeting location for our tour in Sydney at 812 George Street, Haymarket. In front of the St Laurence Church, only a 5 Min walk from the Central Train Station and public transport.

Departs: 5:45am

Returns: around 12:30pm

IMPORTANT: All our Figure 8 Pool Hikes require a medium-high fitness level as the track we take involves hiking down and back up a steep track, slippery and uneven surfaces, rock hopping over two headlands (balance is required), and suited to the fit and active person. The hike itself is around 2.5-3 hours total return time. The climb back up is 215 or 705ft and 6km or 4mi hike return. Our guides have the right to not allow you on tour if you do not have the right fitness level.

Our trips are only available during the low-tide times, however if the Figure 8 Pools are not safe to visit on the day due to other dangerous ocean conditions then an alternative activity may be offered or the trip will be cancelled. Due to the nature of our activities, hike and fitness level we find we are best suited to ages 15-50 yrs. This tour is not suited to ages over 55 years unless you run marathons, hike daily and/or train regularly! Kids must be aged 12 yrs and up and with a parent/guardian.



The Figure Eight Pools is located on a rock platform and is accessed from Sydney’s Royal National Park. Before you go, please read the NSW National Parks safety checklist.