• Activities:

    Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    6.2 Miles

Easy Parking
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

A scenic hike in Royal National Park with spectacular cliffside ocean views, waterfalls, and rocky lookouts.

Please note that a lot of the track is exposed, so make sure if it's a nice day to bring a hat and sun protection. 

If it's rainy, please be careful of the rocks and note that the trail can get boggy.

At certain times of the year, you can see whales off the coast as the track follows their migratory route.

From the parking lot, there's a track on the left side that goes into the forest. Follow the track, which descends through the forest, slowly opening up into a more rocky track. 

Continue until you reach a junction, which is the start of the loop. Head to the left, where you will cross a brook on your way down to the ocean. 

At the next junction you reach the longer Coastal Track. First, head left to take in the sights of Eagle Rock Lookout and Curracurrong Falls. You can scramble from the track down to the end of the falls, which is one of the only waterfalls that empties into the ocean in the world. From the rocky lookout, you can see Eagle Rock Lookout. Be careful around here as the rocks can give out.

From here, you can scramble your way to Eagle Rock Lookout or take the track, which walks above the smaller waterfall higher upstream.

From Eagle Rock Lookout, you get a fantastic view on either side of the cliffs around the cove. You can see to your right on the other side of the cove the other waterfall in the area that empties into the ocean (which you will cross later). 

Once you're finished taking in the views, head back the way you came to the last junction and follow the track to the left along the ocean. The track will continue here to the next set of falls, which was more a mist when we were there! You can see Eagle Rock Lookout from the cliffs on this side as well.

Continue to follow the track, where you can look behind you for a km or so to see spectacular views of the ocean, then through grown-over bushes. You'll make your way through some great wildflowers at certain times of the year, with lots of wild birds. 

Follow the track until you get to the junction, following signs to the Curra Moors Carpark on the track the way you came.

Pack List

  • Water 
  • A snack 
  • Phone/camera! 
  • A hat -- the walk is exposed
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This view is just as amazing as the pictures - we ended up spending over an hour just taking it in.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Katie Kessel Explorer

An avid hiker and backpacker from the PNW currently living in Melbourne. I love capturing pictures of all the beautiful places I’ve had the opportunity to visit and I'm always looking for the next park to explore!

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