Wattamolla to Eagle Rock Lookout
Dharawal Country

2 h 45 min to 3 h

7.3 km
return

↑ 285 m
↓ -285 m

Moderate track
The walk from Wattamolla picnic area to Eagle Rock is an excellent way to see the the Royal coastline and the Eagle Rock formation. This walk heads south from Wattamolla, following the Coast Track, leaving the sea cliffs for a while to pass through some beautiful heath, then back to the coast, to the Eagle Rock Lookout. The walk returns to Wattamolla the same way, for a bite to eat and a swim. 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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Wattamolla Picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Coast Track sign at Wattamolla. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Coast Track walkers at Wattamolla. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Wattamolla toilets. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Sign along Coast Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Coast Track south of Wattamolla. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Coast Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Headlands viewed from the Coast Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Ocean from the Coast Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Curracarrang Cove from lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Walking into Curracarrang Cove. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Coast Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Prickly Epacris Longiflora. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Metal board walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Bridge along Coast Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
White flowers in the heath. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The track goes through the scrub following the coast. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Coast Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Coast Track viewing south. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Stairs on the Coast Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Coast Track over a creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Coast Track creek crossing. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Creek running off sea cliffs. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Creek at Curracarrang Cove. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Eagle Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Eagle Rock. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Interpretation sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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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 (-34.1377719,151.1143939)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Farnell Avenue
  • Turn on to Wattamolla Road then drive for 3.4 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 110 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the northern end of the picnic ground, this walk heads through the car park and across the grass to the toilet block.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 6 m veer right.
After another 30 m pass the sign (10 m on your left).
After another 6 m find the "Wattamolla Kiosk" (30 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 car park (20 m on your right).
After another 55 m pass the toilet (on your left)., male.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Providential Point. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Continue straight.
After another 40 m veer left.
After another 90 m turn left.
After another 25 m head through/around the gate.
After another 315 m veer right.
After another 195 m veer right.
After another 460 m veer right.
After another 520 m find the "Curracurrang Cove" (25 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 straight.
After another 370 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 255 m head up the earthen steps (about 45 m long)
After another 380 m continue straight.
After another 30 m come to the viewpoint (25 m on your left).
After another 810 m come to a waterfall.
Veer right.
Continue another 30 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.6 km to get back to the start.
"Eagle Rock Lookout".
Eagle Rock Lookout
Eagle Rock Lookout

Eagle Rock lookout is an informal lookout marked by an information sign on the Coast track in the Royal National Park. The lookout is about halfway between Garie Beach and Wattamolla. Eagle rock is a piece of the cliff line that looks amazingly like the head of an eagle, with the eye and all. The lookout is about 150m west of the Eagle Rock on the other side of Carracurrong Creek. Eagle Rock is often used as an icon for the Royal National Park. Carracurrong Creek also forms a waterfall into the ocean nearby.
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Eagle Rock lookout is an informal lookout marked by an information sign on the Coast track in the Royal National Park. The lookout is about halfway between Garie Beach and Wattamolla. Eagle rock is a piece of the cliff line that looks amazingly like the head of an eagle, with the eye and all. The lookout is about 150m west of the Eagle Rock on the other side of Carracurrong Creek. Eagle Rock is often used as an icon for the Royal National Park. Carracurrong Creek also forms a waterfall into the ocean nearby.

About 150 m past the end is "Coast Track".

An optional side trip to Providential Point.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 155 m pass the BBQ (on your left).
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 300 m continue straight.
After another 25 m come to the end.
"Providential Point".
Providential Point
Providential Point

Providential Point Lookout in Royal National Park, has views out to sea and back towards Wattamolla Beach, as well as views of the the cliffs on the north side of Wattamolla Bay to Boy Martin Point. The small lookout is fenced and perched on the rocks. Providential Point is the southern headland forming the bay that is home to Wattamolla Beach and Lagoon, at the end of Wattamolla Rd.
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Providential Point Lookout in Royal National Park, has views out to sea and back towards Wattamolla Beach, as well as views of the the cliffs on the north side of Wattamolla Bay to Boy Martin Point. The small lookout is fenced and perched on the rocks. Providential Point is the southern headland forming the bay that is home to Wattamolla Beach and Lagoon, at the end of Wattamolla Rd.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 560 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Wattamolla to Eagle Rock Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 7.3 km
Time 2 h 45 min to 3 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
Toilet: There is one 125 m from the start.


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