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Heritage and Nature Walks

Bundeena-Maianbar Heritage Walk

The Bundeena-Maianbar Heritage Walk is a sign posted tour packed with interesting local facts, so you can learn about the areas natural and cultural history. A detailed map of the walk is posted near the ferry wharf and available as a brochure from the local shops.   

There are three trails you can do;

  • Bundeena Loop
  • Bundeena & Bonnie Vale
  • Maianbar Loop

 Along the way you'll learn about local wildlife, plants, trees, heritage listed buildings, Aboriginal middens, the old cabins at Bonnie Vale, the site of Bundeenas first shop and other significant Bundeena landmarks.

 

Royal National Park

Stroll the first part of the well marked Coast Track from Bundeena for breathtaking views north to the city, or south to the Sea Cliff Bridge, an engineering marvel near Stanwell Park. Continue south on the Track for about an hour to the secluded Marley Beaches, accessible only by foot. Another two hours on the track will bring you to Wattamolla Beach.

One of the worlds oldest national parks, the park was established in 1879, becoming “royal” after a visit by Queen Elizabeth II in 1954. The Park covers 16,000 hectares of spectacular and varied scenery. The Royal National Park has more than 150km of walking tracks with a range of difficulties and lengths.  The most popular being the 26km coastal track that stretches from the village of Bundeena to Otford in the south.  The scenery is amazing ranging from towering sandstone cliffs to secluded beaches and forests. If your keen you can walk it in one day, or if you have more time stay overnight at the Garie Beach YHA, or one of several National Parks campgrounds.

Call in to the Royal National Park Visitor Centre at Audley for maps, camping permits and information.

 

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