The Coast Track (Otford to Bundeena)

Download & Print Map and Notes

2 Days

27.4 km One way

1244 m

Hard track
Following the coast through the Royal National Park with its magnificent coastal views, this walk is truly amazing. Although walked traditionally from Bundeena, this direction makes for a shorter first day. There are coastal and cliff views along much of this walk. There are also a small house communities early in the walk. Stay overnight at North Era Campsite. Water is very limited it is best to carry all the water you need.

Maps for the The Coast Track (Otford to Bundeena) walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Otford 1:25 000 Map Series 91294S OTFORD NSW-91294S
Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series 91294N PORT HACKING NSW-91294N
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the The Coast Track (Otford to Bundeena) bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Coast Track (Otford to Bundeena)

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 3 hrs 28 mins 8.6 km
2 7 hrs 12 mins 20 km

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 27.4 km
Time 2 Days

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


19km of this walk has short steep hills and another 3.5km is very steep. Whilst another 3.5km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 1.5km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

16km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 9km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (2km) follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 15km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 12km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 17km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 10km requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 27km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 17km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 10km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Coast Track (Otford to Bundeena) walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Coast Track (Otford to Bundeena) walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Coast Track (Otford to Bundeena) walk starts at the Otford Train Station (gps: -34.210782, 151.00562)
Your transport options to Otford Train Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The The Coast Track (Otford to Bundeena) ends at the Bundeena Ferry Wharf (gps: -34.082703, 151.15107)
Your transport options to Bundeena Ferry Wharf are by;
Ferry. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Illawarra weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂