If you’re looking for something to do on a weekend, why not lace up your sneakers and go hiking. There are countless coastal hiking tracks within an hour’s drive of Sydney and a favourite amongst Sydney-siders is the Royal National Park. Established in 1879, it is a perfect weekend destination for hiking and offers a lot of variety for adventure seekers.
To enjoy the Heritage Listed Royal National Park there is an $11 per day/per car fee, so make sure you carry cash so you can pay at the first ticket booth. Failing that, you can always stop off at the Visitors Centre and pay with a debit or credit card. If it’s your first time to the Royal National Park, it’s worth stopping off at the Centre so you can grab a map to work out which trail you want to follow, and a bite to eat to charge up before your hike.
There is something gorgeous about hiking along the coast, so if you love getting into nature with the sea breeze blowing gently on your face, the best coastal hike at the Royal National Park is between Wattamolla Beach and Marley Beach.