About the Royal National Park
After Yellowstone National Park, the Royal National Park near Sydney is the oldest national park in the world.
It was founded in 1879 and includes various beaches, tropical rainforest and cliffs.
Those who drive there usually pay $12 admission, but there was no one to collect from us.
The highlights of the Royal National Park
There are some very interesting things in the Royal National Park to discover, but the highlights are the wedding Cake rock and the 8 figure pools.
Wedding Cake Rock near Bundeena
In June 2015, unfortunately, the famous wedding Cake rock was locked near Sydney, as it had deep cracks and it was too dangerous to enter. Since then, it has been separated from the trail by a barrier.
I was actually prepared for not being able to enter it, but all the people there are getting on the wall and taking pictures.
The stone is made of white sandstone and looks like a piece of a wedding cake.
It is located near Bundeena, where you can also park. From there you run approx. One hour to the wedding Cake rock.Map of the Royal National Park
The way there is not particularly demanding, but beautiful and worth seeing!
8 Figures pools
The pools are another highlight in the Royal National Park, but are located on a hiking trail which takes 3 hours (easy route).
In addition, it is best to check the website of the Royal National Park to see if you can visit the pools. Often there are warnings about too high waves, too much wind or ebb and flow.
Since we had already done the hike in the Blue Mountains last week, we decided against the 8 figure pools and preferred the little hike.
Maybe it grabs me yet and I take the 3 hour hike in purchase;-)