The Karloo Track
  • Length: 5.6km

  • Duration: 3 hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 1330 Princes Hwy, Heathcote

  • End: Bottle Forest Trail, Royal National Park

  • Closest Town: Heathcote

  • Location: Royal National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 50.6 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -34.0881841624

  • Longitude: 151.0081047616


The Karloo Track is a 5.6km, grade 3 Return hike located in Royal National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3 hrs to complete.


A popular trail for those wanting a well-signposted bush track and a great place to swim. The Karloo Track follows the bush track from Heathcote Railway Station east into the Royal National Park to a great set of waterholes on Kangaroo Creek. This walk offers more than just a set of waterholes at the end there are also fantastic views from the ridge of the surrounding bushland.

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