Otford to Figure of Eight Pools via Burning Palms


6 hrs 30 mins

13.2 km Return

732 m

Hard track
From Otford Train Station, this walk enters the Royal National Park at the coast. There are great views of Wollongong down the coast. The walk also passes through the magnificent Palm Jungle and Burning Palms beach. This is a great spot to go, wet the toes, and enjoy the environment. The walk then continues to Figure of Eight Pools.

Maps for the Otford to Figure of Eight Pools via Burning Palms 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 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Otford to Figure of Eight Pools via Burning Palms bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Otford to Figure of Eight Pools via Burning Palms

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 13.2 km
Time 6 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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

Gradient

Around 3.6km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 3km is very steep.

Quality of track

4.9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 900m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (800m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

3km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 2.7km is clearly signposted. The remaining (900m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 3.9km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 900m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

4.9km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 900m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (800m) 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 Otford to Figure of Eight Pools via Burning Palms walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Otford to Figure of Eight Pools via Burning Palms walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Otford to Figure of Eight Pools via Burning Palms walk starts and 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 Illawarra weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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


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 :)