2 Days

27.4 km One way

1351 m

Hard track
Heading south, this walk covers the coastline of the Royal National Park and can truly only be described as amazing. With breathtaking coastal views from Bundeena to Otford this walk follows the cliffs along a well managed and signposted track. You will enjoy the truly fantastic views out to sea and along the cliffs. Make an early start for day two, it is bigger that it appears.

Maps for the The Coast Track 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 bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Coast Track

Daily actual walking time estimates

Day Walking Time Length
1 7 hrs 12 mins 20 km
2 3 hrs 12 mins 7.7 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 walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Coast Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Coast Track walk starts 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)

The The Coast Track ends 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)

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 Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/tctto

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 🙂