Figure 8 Pool

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Figure 8 Pool is a 6.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Otford, New South Wales, Australia that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

6 km
247 m
Out & Back


nature trips

trail running




no dogs

A relatively short walk to a very popular natural rock formation in the Royal National Park. This is the shortest route to the pool, starting at Garawarra Farm car park. The Burgh Ridge track descends fairly steeply to Burning Palms beach, where there is a small collection of historic huts and a surf life saving club (weekends only). From here, follow the coast to the Figure 8 Pool. WARNING: the pool is only accessible at low tide. Do not attempt at high tide.

3 months ago

Easy on the way down tough on the way back up but very enjoyable.

3 months ago

beautiful track!

4 months ago

Beautiful but short walk, climbing back up is tough but rewarding!

5 months ago

One of the best hikes in NSW. Saw wallabies on the way. Ocean at its best. Even though rocks were scary and there was 1.2m tide conditions, Burning point and figure 8 is totally worth the effort

8 months ago

The Figure 8 Pool has become incredibly popular and is one of the "most instagrammed" national park locations. I've picked a weekday for this walk to avoid the worst of the crowds, and the pool is not too busy when I get there. A nice walk with views over the coast, and the Figure 8 Pool and coast is beautiful. But avoid weekends!
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