1 hr 30 mins

3.8 km Return

109 m

Hard track
The walk down to Deer Pools takes you through the heath, which is common in Royal National Park. This bush opens out onto Deer Pool, a beautiful little cascade and pool of water. A lovely walk to one of the well known landmarks in the park.

Maps for the Deer Pools 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.
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 Deer Pools bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Deer Pools

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 3.8 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


This whole walk, 1.9km has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1.9km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


This whole walk, 1.9km has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1.9km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


This whole walk, 1.9km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Deer Pools walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Deer Pools walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Deer Pools walk starts and ends at the Int. Marley Trk and Bundeena Drive (gps: -34.103046, 151.11575)
Your main transport option to Int. Marley Trk and Bundeena Drive 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/14

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 🙂