Bundeena to Marley Head Circuit, Royal National Park, Sydney
A great section of the classic Royal National Park Coast Track, and you can make a circuit of it by heading inland on the way back (and avoid the crowds in doing so).
Bundeena to Marley Head is one of my favourite sections of the classic Royal National Park Coast Track, although choosing a favourite section is a bit like choosing a favourite child. It’s got what you want from a coast track: cliffs, beaches, heath, and interesting rock formations. You can keep going as far as you like, but the views from Marley Head are very satisfying, so we usually turn around there and head back.
Wedding Cake Rock is on this route, and is a real tourist draw card, which will bring in the crowds rather. You can leave these behind on the way back by taking a little known inland route; this route lacks the views but the heath vegetation is interesting. And you can extend the walk by doing the worthy Jibbon Head Circuit.
We used track notes in A Day in the Bush, and there are notes online at Wildwalks. You can park at the Beachcomber Ave Car Park or closer to the water if you are starting with the Jibbon Head Circuit. (And there’s always the Ferry from Cronulla).