Wattamola Picnic Area to Curracurrang Cove
Dharawal Country

1 h to 1 h 15 min

3.6 km
return

↑ 91 m
↓ -91 m

Moderate track
This return walk starts from the southern car park at the Wattamolla Picnic Area and winds south, further into the Royal National Park. The walk follows the service trail that provides views across the coast and then follows a bush track down into Curracurrang Cove. The cove is a nice narrow nook in the coast line where a number of archaeological findings have been made in the past. 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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service trail from Wattamolla carpark. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
A cleft in the cliffs near the Curracurrang Track Intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
track heading down to the beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Curracarrang Cove from lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Prickly Epacris Longiflora. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Curracarrang Cove. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 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 (-34.1385137,151.1149304)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Sir Bertram Stevens Drive
  • Turn on to Wattamolla Road then drive for 3.3 km
  • Turn sharp right and drive for another 50 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 120 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the toilet block, this walk follows the signs to the Overflow Car Park. (This is the upper car park.) At the back of the car park, this walk comes to an intersection with a large management trail, with a gate and signpost saying 'Garrie 5.8km'. ....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 15 m turn right.
Then find the "Wattamolla Kiosk" (75 m on your left).
Wattamolla Kiosk
Wattamolla Kiosk

The Wattamolla Kiosk in the Wattamolla Picnic Area provides basic supplies for day visitors. The kiosk does not keep strict hours and opens depending on weather and demand. It usually opens on weekends at around 10:30am and closes between 4 and 6pm. You can buy ice-creams, drinks and some hot food. For more information, call Audley Kiosk on (02) 9521 2240.
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The Wattamolla Kiosk in the Wattamolla Picnic Area provides basic supplies for day visitors. The kiosk does not keep strict hours and opens depending on weather and demand. It usually opens on weekends at around 10:30am and closes between 4 and 6pm. You can buy ice-creams, drinks and some hot food. For more information, call Audley Kiosk on (02) 9521 2240.

After another 20 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left)., male.
After another 20 m pass the BBQ (55 m on your left).
Veer left.
After another 90 m turn left.
After another 40 m head through/around the gate.
After another 300 m veer right.
After another 195 m veer right.
After another 460 m veer right.
After another 460 m turn right.
After another 135 m find the "Curracurrang Cove" (5 m on your right).
Curracurrang Cove
Curracurrang Cove

Curracurrang Cove is a small cove about 1km SW of Wattamolla, on the coast of the Royal National Park. The cove faces east and is where Curracurrang Creek meets the ocean. The creek, the cove and the surrounding rocks provide great scenery, making this a relaxing place to stop and enjoy. There is evidence that Aboriginal people lived in this cove. There are a few middens in the area, some rock shelters and Curracurrang creek provides a near-permanent water supply. The cove was first occupied 7500 years ago and was used as a regular campsite by the Dharawal people.
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Curracurrang Cove is a small cove about 1km SW of Wattamolla, on the coast of the Royal National Park. The cove faces east and is where Curracurrang Creek meets the ocean. The creek, the cove and the surrounding rocks provide great scenery, making this a relaxing place to stop and enjoy. There is evidence that Aboriginal people lived in this cove. There are a few middens in the area, some rock shelters and Curracurrang creek provides a near-permanent water supply. The cove was first occupied 7500 years ago and was used as a regular campsite by the Dharawal people.

Continue another 85 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.8 km to get back to the start.
About 25 m past the end is a waterfall.
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Terrain
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Wattamola Picnic Area to Curracurrang Cove


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.6 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 35 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
35 m[toilet]
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