Royal National Park in Sydney

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Royak National Park situated 30 kilometres in south of Sydney city, is the world’s second oldest national park (after Yellowstone National Park in the United States).

A national park exists here since 1879, it gained the “Royal” moniker in 1955, acknowledging Queen Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth II was the first, and to date, the only reigning British monarch to visit Australia. When the 27 year old sailed into Sydney harbour on 3 February 1954, she practically stopped the nation, the reason why Australians wanted to memorise her arrival by re-baptizing the National Park and by including it to the “Royal” heritage.

The Royal National Park has more than 16.000ha of surface and it has coastal beaches beautiful creeks, with a crystal clear water,

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Karloo pool

and amazing places, like Figure 8 Pools,

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that are on a rock ledge south of Burning Palms Beach and are accessed after 3.5 km of walking track.

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