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Figure 8 Pools

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Nice for a day trip

It's a nice day trip as it includes a wall ti go see the figure 8 pool. Please note there is only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Josefina N
Santiago, Chile
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Figure 8

Didn’t know much of what to expect but did our research on the tides in advance. Was very important... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2019
Sydney, Australia
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Garawarra Farm Road, Royal National Park, New South Wales 2508, Australia
+61 2 9542 0648
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All reviews low tide car park be careful mother nature walking shoes great hike well worth the effort own safety blue sky an amazing place tree roots water bottles rock ledge palm beach take photos swell pools
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice day trip as it includes a wall ti go see the figure 8 pool. Please note there is only one pool that has the figure. They way back it's really exhausting so get hiking shoes as there are many stairs up.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Josefina N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly cannot stress enough how important footwear is for this hike. The terrain is uneven, there are sticks, large tree roots, sharp rocks, etc. And we saw so many people in thongs! Make sure you check the tide on the Figure 8 Pool website when...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank NatalieKeato
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

Didn’t know much of what to expect but did our research on the tides in advance. Was very important because if it’s high tired you will hike down for an hour just to have to turn around immediately. Not too long but definitely some rock...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 417joshk
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Trekking till this naturally made Figure 8 pools is spectacular.We went with a group of 10 friends.It took us 5 hours to reach the Burning Palm beach. From there you have to work hard to trek over the rocks in order to view these amazing...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank sheifalyw
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Highly recommend to wear sneakers for the hike before you get to the beach as there are many tripping hazards along the way. Make sure to look at what time low tide is so you are able to safely access the pools. We got to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank saltaco
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Is such a nice place to trekking and enjoy the time with friends. The landscape and the view is marvelous. I love that place

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

We had a great hike and brief dip in the Figure 8 pools (that water was cold!). It was absolutely beautiful! We saw whales out in the water, and dolphins were swimming very nearby. Well worth the effort to get there and back! Make sure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Christine R
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Difficult hike although the views are amazing. Remember to bring a swim suit as after the hike you would definitely want to swim in the Figure 8 pool.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

The pools are amazing, I went down with the kids near low tide and my little guy got knocked off his feet but I was holding his hand so all good but at least 20 late teens / early 20's girls and some guys got...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank mrteenee
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Worth the effort to get to the rockshelf that holds these amazingingly carved pools. Of course the day has to be sunny and calm otherwise treacherous. Love this area for walking

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Margot D
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9 November 2018|
Response from mrteenee | Reviewed this property |
Morning Miss Lopez - We walked down from "Garrawarra Farm Carpark" at the end of "Garrawarra Farm Rd" off Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, which is from memory about 2kms of dirt track (no problem in a normal sedan - no 4wd... More