Bundeena to Little Marley Beach
Dharawal Country

4 h 45 min to 5 h

13.8 km
return

↑ 370 m
↓ -370 m

Moderate track
Exploring the coastline of the Royal National Park, this walk has fantastic views and a great place to wet the toes at Little Marley Beach. Bundeena is a great place to start the walk, with places to grab a bite to eat. You can also catch the ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena, an excellent way to start a day of walking. With this walk, prepare to be astounded by great views of the ocean and cliffs. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharawal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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The track to the coast. | Photo by admin, 2007.
The views from Bundeena Lookout. | Photo by admin, 2007.
When the heath is particularly fragile walkways have been installed. | Photo by admin, 2007.
The gully. | Photo by admin, 2007.
Coastal View. | Photo by admin, 2007.
Marley Beach. | Photo by admin, 2007.
The surf at Marley Beach. | Photo by admin, 2007.
Little Marley Beach. | Photo by admin, 2007.
Looking north along the coast from Little Marley Beach. | Photo by admin, 2007.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-34.0827445,151.1511264)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.) Ferry
DirectionsFrom Moondani Road, Beverly Hills.
  • Turn on to King Georges Road, A3 then drive for 215 m
  • Keep right onto M5 Motorway Onramp and drive for another 95 m
  • Turn left onto King Georges Road Offramp and drive for another 13.9 km
  • Keep left onto Acacia Road, A1 and drive for another 3.2 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Farnell Avenue and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Keep right onto Farnell Avenue and drive for another 11.9 km
  • Turn left onto Bundeena Drive and drive for another 10 km
  • Turn slight left onto Brighton Street and drive for another 155 m
  • Turn left onto Brighton Street and drive for another 120 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Bundeena Ferry, on Brighton St, this walk turns left into Loftus St, goes past Mary St and turns right into Bournemouth St. The walk turns left into Scarbourough St and takes the first right into Beachcomber Av. Beachcomber Av is followed south and gradually to the east until reaching the entry into the Royal National Park. This is marked by several large information signs.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Brighton Street.
Find the car park at the start.
Find the Bundeena at the start.
Bundeena
Bundeena

Bundeena is a small township at the northern end of Royal National Park and the southern side of the entrance to Port Hacking. The town can be accessed by car or ferry. There are a few B&B's and other accommodation options and a number of cafes to choose from. Bundeena has a mixed atmosphere, partly a beach holiday community but also home to some permanent residents. There are two main beaches - Hordens Beach to the west and Jibbon Beach to the east. Both are nice beaches inside Port Hacking.
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Bundeena is a small township at the northern end of Royal National Park and the southern side of the entrance to Port Hacking. The town can be accessed by car or ferry. There are a few B&B's and other accommodation options and a number of cafes to choose from. Bundeena has a mixed atmosphere, partly a beach holiday community but also home to some permanent residents. There are two main beaches - Hordens Beach to the west and Jibbon Beach to the east. Both are nice beaches inside Port Hacking.

Then pass the "Ferry Shelter" (7 m on your left).
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Brighton Street.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Brighton Street.
After another 50 m pass the park (35 m on your right).
At the intersection of Loftus Street & Brighton Street turn left, to head along Loftus Street (a residential road).
After another 40 m pass the toilet (10 m on your left).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
Continue straight, to head along Loftus Street.
After another 35 m pass the toilet (25 m on your left).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
After another 105 m continue straight, to head along Loftus Street.
After another 150 m (at the intersection of Bournemouth Street & Loftus Street) turn right, to head along Bournemouth Street.
After another 135 m (at the intersection of Bournemouth Street & Baker Street) continue straight, to head along Bournemouth Street.
After another 120 m (at the intersection of Scarborough Street & Bournemouth Street) turn left, to head along Scarborough Street.
After another 110 m (at the intersection of Scarborough Street & Bernie Street) continue straight, to head along Scarborough Street.
After another 30 m (at the intersection of Beachcomber Avenue & Scarborough Street) turn right, to head along Beachcomber Avenue.
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Beachcomber Avenue & Malibu Street) continue straight, to head along Beachcomber Avenue.
After another 85 m pass the park (on your left).
After another 460 m (at the intersection of Beachcomber Avenue & Eric Street) continue straight, to head along Beachcomber Avenue.
After another 95 m pass the water tap (on your right).
Then head through/around the gate.
After another 6 m pass the sign (4 m on your right).
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 60 m pass the toilet (6 m on your right).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
After another 95 m turn left.
After another 420 m continue straight.
After another 210 m continue straight.
After another 20 m find the "Bundeena Lookout" (60 m on your left).
Bundeena Lookout
Bundeena Lookout

This unfenced, informal lookout is perched high on the cliffs, looking east over the South Pacific Ocean. The lookout is not signposted nor officially named, but provides great view south along the escarpment. Cliff edge may be unstable and fragile - keep a safe distance.
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This unfenced, informal lookout is perched high on the cliffs, looking east over the South Pacific Ocean. The lookout is not signposted nor officially named, but provides great view south along the escarpment. Cliff edge may be unstable and fragile - keep a safe distance.

After another 70 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your left).
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 400 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 560 m pass the waterfall (30 m on your left).
After another 6 m head up the steps (about 150 m long)
After another 770 m find the "Wedding Cake Rock" (15 m on your left).
Wedding Cake Rock
Wedding Cake Rock

A popular rock formation that looks like a clean-cut unorthodox slice of a wedding cake (hence the name). It has been fenced off due to its instability. Please enjoy the view and take pictures from a safe distance.
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A popular rock formation that looks like a clean-cut unorthodox slice of a wedding cake (hence the name). It has been fenced off due to its instability. Please enjoy the view and take pictures from a safe distance.

After another 610 m continue straight.
After another 35 m turn left, to head along Big Marley Fire Trail.
After another 295 m come to the viewpoint (60 m on your left).
After another 70 m continue straight, to head along Big Marley Fire Trail.
After another 350 m head up the steps (about 30 m long)
After another 40 m cross the ford.
Continue straight.
After another 20 m find the "Shell Midden - Marley Beach" (40 m on your left).
Shell Midden - Marley Beach
Shell Midden - Marley Beach

A shell midden (also known as a kitchen midden) left by the Dharawal people.
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A shell midden (also known as a kitchen midden) left by the Dharawal people.

After another 280 m find the "Big Marley Beach" (5 m on your left).
Big Marley Beach
Big Marley Beach

Big Marley Beach, Royal National Park, is a yellow sand, crescent-shaped beach, approximately 400m in length. The beach has a large dune area, behind which Marley Lagoon is found. The lagoon is fed by Marley Creek and the surrounding catchment. The beach is not patrolled and there are no other facilities. The south-facing beach has a rockshelf at either end. For information on this beach's pollution levels, follow the 'more info' link.
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Big Marley Beach, Royal National Park, is a yellow sand, crescent-shaped beach, approximately 400m in length. The beach has a large dune area, behind which Marley Lagoon is found. The lagoon is fed by Marley Creek and the surrounding catchment. The beach is not patrolled and there are no other facilities. The south-facing beach has a rockshelf at either end. For information on this beach's pollution levels, follow the 'more info' link.

After another 350 m turn left.
After another 430 m come to "Little Marley Beach".
Little Marley Beach
Little Marley Beach

Little Marley Beach, Royal National Park, is a yellow sand beach, approximately 140m long. The narrow beach faces north-east and has a rock platform at either end. The beach is not patrolled and has no other services. For information on this beach's pollution levels, follow the 'more info' link below.
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Little Marley Beach, Royal National Park, is a yellow sand beach, approximately 140m long. The narrow beach faces north-east and has a rock platform at either end. The beach is not patrolled and has no other services. For information on this beach's pollution levels, follow the 'more info' link below.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 6.9 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Bundeena to Little Marley Beach


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 13.8 km
Time 4 h 45 min to 5 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 40 m from the start.

Toilet: There are 3 on route, on average they are 3.4 km apart with the largest gap of 12.1 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
40 mFerry Shelter
Toilet
160 m[toilet]
Toilet
180 m[toilet]
Toilet
1.7 km[toilet]
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