Wattamolla to Big Marley Beach

Download & Print Map and Notes

4 hrs

10.4 km Circuit

343 m

Moderate track
This walk is an excellent loop which takes in both the coast and the heathy inland of Royal National Park. Nearly the whole walk has views of the sea. Big Marley and Little Marley are great places to wet the feet. The dunes behind Big Marley are also worth exploring, as is Deer Pools if time allows.

Maps for the Wattamolla to Big Marley Beach 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 Wattamolla to Big Marley Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wattamolla to Big Marley Beach

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 10.4 km
Time 4 hrs

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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


4.8km of this walk has short steep hills and another 3.9km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (1.7km) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

5km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 5km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (370m) follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 5km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 9km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.7km requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 10km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 7km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 3.1km 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 Wattamolla to Big Marley Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Wattamolla to Big Marley Beach walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Wattamolla to Big Marley Beach walk starts and ends at the Wattamolla Picnic Ground Toilet Block (gps: -34.138375, 151.11485)
Your main transport option to Wattamolla Picnic Ground Toilet Block is by;
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/wtbmb

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 🙂