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You won't believe this long walk is only an hour from the centre of Sydney. Uloola walking track meanders through the picturesque highlands of Royal National Park, and you'll soon forget you're so close to civilisation. It's also a popular mountain biking track, so keep your eye out for cyclists.
After passing Couranga walking track, continue through the heathlands and you'll be dazzled by a wildflower display in the spring. Keep an eye out for the towering gymea lily that shoots a striking red flower in the warmer months. The track follows the ridge line with some great scenic views. Look for the intriguing 'whaleback' formation in the sandstone.
Stop overnight at the pretty Uloola Falls campground. From here, you can loop back to Heathcote along Karloo walking track or continue on to Audley. If you're into birdwatching, be sure to look for the quirky hanging nest of the water-loving rock warbler under the sandstone ledges.
Take a virtual tour of Uloola walking 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 Fig Tree Flat carpark. Uloola walking track is in the western precinct of Royal National Park. To get there:From Waterfall:Turn off Princes Highway at Waterfall train stationUloola walking track starts at the rear of the station's carparkAlternatively, if starting from Audley:Drive across Audley Weir and take a right turn after Weir CafeHead over Varneys Bridge and follow the signsThe walking track starts at either Currawong Flat or Wattle Forest picnic area Park entry points Fig Tree Flat carpark See on map Waterfall train station See on map Parking Parking is available at Waterfall train station and Audley. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
Check the weather before you set out as Uloola walking track can become boggy when it rains.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
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.