Recent improvements to the Royal Coast Track
In 2014, the NSW Government launched the ‘Great Walks Program’ investing $2.4 million into NSW national Parks to provide world class walking experiences. The Royal Coast Track is part of this initiative.
In 2016, a further $9 million was committed over four years to continue the strategic upgrade of the track. Target areas have included those sections of track that receive high visitation. Upgraded section of track also provide a much improved and safer walking experience for visitors whilst reducing erosion and impacts on native vegetation.
During 2016 /17 more than 4.5 km of upgrade works were completed, including track sections from Marley Beach to Wattamolla, the Burgh Ridge near Burning Palms and at the northern headland at Garie Beach. Works included elevated boardwalk, rest stops and small viewing platforms as well as stone steps and staircases. Temporary sewered public amenities and drinking fountain were also installed at the start of the track at Bundeena.
Further upgrades will be completed during 2018/19 including a further 3 km of track from Wattamolla to Garie Beach.
The work is being undertaken by contractors and NPWS staff including Royal National Park Area staff the specialist Blue Mountains Track Team.