Garrawarra Farm car park to Garie North Head, Royal NP, Sydney

Great coastal views for almost the whole length of this walk, taking in a section of the famous Coast Track, in the Royal National Park south of Sydney.

Garrawarra to N. Garie Head Royal NP

There are a number of walking options in the Royal National Park that take in a section of the classic 27km Coast Track. One good option is to start at the Garrawarra Farm car park on top of the escarpment, walk east down Burgh Ridge towards the sea, then walk north as far as Garie North Head for excellent views back down the coast. And in the summer holidays Garie Beach is patrolled so you can safely have a swim before heading back. 

Garrawarra to N. Garie Head Royal NP
A sunset viewed from Garrawarra Farm car park, at the end of our walk. Not too shabby.

Track Notes

To park at the Garrawarra Farm car park you have to pay the RNP entrance fee. Follow the walking track east down Burgh Ridge, and towards the bottom take a left turn onto the Coast Track, walking north-east towards Era Beach. (Most others will turn right towards Burning Palms and Figure of Eight Pool). You can turn  around anywhere you like, but I think it’s worth walking to Garie Beach and then climbing up Garie North Head for great views back down the coast; when you reach the top you should take an indistinct foot pad to the right to reach the cliff’s edge. Return the way you came, or maybe someone can pick you up at Garie Beach.  You can follow these routes easily on Google Maps.

The Scenery

Garrawarra to N. Garie Head Royal NP
Walking north-east from Burgh Ridge.

Garrawarra to N. Garie Head Royal NP

Garrawarra to N. Garie Head Royal NP
North Era Beach and Era Beach. You can camp at North Era.
Garrawarra to N. Garie Head Royal NP
Sophia enjoying the view towards North Garie Head.
Garrawarra to N. Garie Head Royal NP
Little Garie Beach, Little Garie Point, Garie Beach, and Garie North Head, which can be your turnaround point.
Garrawarra to N. Garie Head Royal NP
Looking south from North Garie Head. This spot is just a short side trip off the main track.
Garrawarra to N. Garie Head Royal NP
Sophia looking furtively over the edge of North Garie Head.
Garrawarra to N. Garie Head Royal NP
Sophia admiring the view from North Garie Head.
Garrawarra to N. Garie Head Royal NP
Sky shot from late afternoon.
Garrawarra to N. Garie Head Royal NP
The moon was up early.

Garrawarra to N. Garie Head Royal NP

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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