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This challenging track offers the best of all worlds in the southern reaches of Royal National Park. Near Otford, Palm Jungle loop track meanders through coastal rainforest, beaches and cliff tops offering spectacular ocean views and swimming. It's perfect for bushwalkers who love to pack an adventure into a day trip.
From Garawarra Farm, the track leads through towering forests of gums and graceful angophoras. Descending the steep Burgh Ridge, stop and absorb the brilliant panoramic views along the dramatic coastline. Joining The Coast track, veer right past historic beach shacks to Burning Palms beach. It's a great spot for a refreshing dip and a scenic picnic lunch.
The track winds through a jungle of lush palms to Werrong lookout; a rocky outcrop with magnificent views. At the track junction, take a right through shady woodlands back to your car or turn left towards Otford.
Take a virtual tour of Palm Jungle loop track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
About the region
Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
8.30am-4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
To Garawarra Farm carpark. Palm Jungle loop track starts at Garawarra Farm in the southern precinct of Royal National Park. To get there:From Audley:Drive across Audley Weir and continue along Sir Bertram Stevens DriveTurn left onto Garie Road and immediately turn right againFollow the unsealed trail to Garawarra FarmFrom Waterfall:Follow McKell Avenue to the endTurn left onto Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and continue for approximately 5kmTurn right onto Garie Road and immediately turn right againFollow the unsealed trail to Garawarra Farm Park entry points Garawarra Farm carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Garawarra Farm.
There's an optional detour south along the track from Burning Palms beach to Figure Eight Pools. Always check the tides as the pools are only accessible at low tide and waves can wash across the pools.
Organise a pickup at Otford if you plan to continue south, at the left hand turn, near Werrong lookout.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.