Eagle Rock lookout

Walk to Eagle Rock in Royal National Park

I was jumping with joy and excitement when I visited Eagle Rock. Imagine seeing a waterfall along the cliff with a rainbow? It is this place. The place is definitely surreal and breathtakingly beautiful. This is something one shouldn’t miss when in Royal National Park. I totally recommend this walk.

Eagle Rock (Royal National Park)
My Gerua moment from the movie Dilwale

Where is Eagle Rock?

The Eagle Rock or the Curracurrang Falls is in the Royal National Park. Royal National Park is the protected national park located south of Sydney. It is situated on the Dharawal/ Tharawal country. The Dharawal country is owned by the Dharawal people, who are the Indigenous Australians known for their strong ties of kinship. Founded by Sir John Robertson, the Royal National Park is the second oldest park in the World.

Look out for possoms and reptiles while walking in the Royal National Park.

The Eagle Head Rock is one of the prominent and unique rock formations in the Royal National park and the Curracurrang falls is just next to the eagle rock. The falls provide an illusion that it is flowing upwards from the ocean.

The reason it is called an Eagle Rock is because the rock that protrudes out of the cliff resembles the face of an Eagle. And the Curracurrang Falls is one of the very few waterfalls in the World that directly flows into the ocean.

How to get to Wattamolla Car Park?

  • Public Transport: Unfortunately, there are no public transportation to the starting point of the walk Wattamolla car park.
    • The nearest train stations are Otford, Waterfall, Heathcote, Engadine and Loftus. Up-to-date information on the public transport can be found on the Transport for New South Wales (NSW) website.
  • Driving: The nearest car park is at Wattamolla car park. The car park is around 50 kilometres (1 hour drive) from Sydney Central Business District (CBD).
    • Note: There is an entry fee of AUD 12 per vehicle at the car park.
Eagle Rock
The views of the ocean along the track

Walk to the Eagle Rock from Wattamolla Car Park

The Eagle Rock track is one of the easiest tracks in the Royal National Park. I walked to the Eagle Head Rock from the Wattamolla Car Park. But one can also walk from the Curra Moors trail or the Garie beach. Note: The walk from the Garie beach has one steep climb.

The track itself is very picturesque and has stunning views of the never ending ocean.

Logistics

  • Starting and finishing point of the track: Wattamolla Car Park.
  • Total distance: 9 kilometers.
  • Type of walk: Return.
  • Grade: Easy (flat walk on the cliffs).
  • Be careful while walking on the edge of the cliffs.
  • Pack some snacks and lunch for the walk.
  • Carry sufficient water.
  • There are no toilets or water filling points on the track. The toilets are only at the Wattamolla Picnic area.
  • Dogs are not allowed inside the Royal National Park.
Eagle Rock (Royal National Park)
Crossing the creek at Eagle Head Rock

Safety for solo female travelers

Royal National Park is absolutely safe and this track is definitely safer than the other tracks. But I always recommend going on a hike or a walk especially in the national parks along with a walking/ trekking buddy. This is to ensure that you are prepared for any unforeseen situations that can occur.

Eagle Rock (Royal National Park)
A faint rainbow by the ocean

Closing Notes

I absolutely loved the Eagle Rock. It is so beautiful and totally worth walking up to the rock. I have already visited it twice and I still long to visit more times. I totally recommend visiting the Eagle Rock if you are visiting the Royal National Park.

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15 comments

  1. lovely clicks. indeed nature is always amazing. the eagle rock looking like a great place to have some fun and enjoy nature at its best. thanks a lot dear for sharing all details. I agree it is always best to have a tracking buddy when go on these kind of places, as sometimes nature behave unpredictable.

  2. Eagle rock looks amazing place to enjoy. The view of the ocean looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I would love to go here with my friends.

  3. The Eagle Rock does look out of the world. To add to that the presence of a rainbow adds to the surreal ambience of the place. The walk to Eagle Rock with spectacular views of the coast also seems really exhilarating.

  4. wow look at the picturesque, I am jealous actually…it is so beautiful and amazing with the rainbow and the waterfall.. when I visit the national park next , this is the point I am definitely visiting

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