Situated just over an hour from Sydney CBD, Royal National Park is home to a plethora of walks and one of my favourites has got to be the Wattamolla to Eagle Rock and Curracurrong Falls.
Forming part of the 26km Coast Track, it’s best to arrive here early, particularly on weekends as the car park does get very busy and often closes when full. A very accessible path, formed mainly by the raised boardwalk, admire the jagged rock formations, sandstone cliffs, beautiful flora and fauna.
The highlight, of course, is arriving at Eagle Rock, where the rock does look like an eagle, whilst if it’s been raining the days prior, the Curracurrong Falls might be in full flow. Return to Wattamolla Beach by the same path and enjoy a picnic under a shady tree before cooling off in the sea or calm waters of Wattamolla Lagoon.
Note: You will also need to pay a National Park entrance fee of $12 on arrival which gives you access to the whole Royal National Park for the day.