Garie Beach via Curra Moors
Dharawal Country

1 h 30 min to 2 h
30 min to 1 h

4.5 km
oneway

↑ 40 m
↓ -218 m

Hard track
This walk is another Royal National Park classic. The walk comes off a ridge to join with the Coastal Track's tour of the beaches. The walk starts at the small Curra Moors car park and heads through the heath and bush to the rock shelf at the coast. The track ends at Garie Beach. The beach has a kiosk and is an excellent spot for a swim (when patrolled) and a picnic. This walk is good for those who can get dropped off at the top and meet their driver at the bottom, or you may choose to do a car shuffle, or retrace your steps back to Curra Moors car park. 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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Corner of Curra Moors car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Curra Moors car park Trk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Sandy Curra Moors service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
End of servie track before intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Int. of North Rill and Coastal Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
View from intersection North Rill and Coastal Tracks. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Looking at Garie Beach and the coast from the north. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Clearing east of Garie Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Garie Beach SLSC. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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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 At the intersection of Curra Moors Track & Sir Bertram Stevens Drive (-34.1621533,151.0564137)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Farnell Avenue then drive for 17.5 km
Finish (-34.1697011,151.0656575)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car   (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the far corner of the car park, with the road to the left, this walk heads away from the road and into the thick heath. The track is enclosed in sections by dense foliage as it slowly descends the hill. The track in some places is deeply cut by watercourses as it makes its way to the cul-de-sac with the open service trail.
From intersection, this walk heads along the management trail away from the cul-de-sac. The track continues for approximately 500m through a dense wall of heath vegetation to the intersection with another management trail on the right.
From the intersection, this walk heads down the grassy management trail towards the ocean. The vegetation either side of the track lowers in height as the track comes closer to the cliff edge. The track continues for approximately 1km before the management trail narrows into a bush track, approximately 30m before coming to the intersection.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Curra Moors Track & Sir Bertram Stevens Drive Start heading along Curra Moors Track (a walking track).
After 40 m pass the car park (20 m on your right).
After another 60 m pass the "Curra Moors Track" (on your left).
After another 1.6 km (at the intersection of Curra Moors Track South & Curra Moors Track) turn right, to head along Curra Moors Track South (a vehicle track).
After another 430 m pass the sign.
After another 610 m (Curra Moors Track (south)) turn right (a walking track).
After another 70 m pass the "Curra Moors Track (south)".
After another 125 m continue straight.
After another 60 m come to the viewpoint (30 m on your left).
After another 170 m head down the steps (about 325 m long)
Then find the "Garie Beach Lookout" (5 m on your right).
Garie Beach Lookout
Garie Beach Lookout

Garie Beach Lookout is an unofficial lookout on the hill at the eastern end of Garie Beach. The lookout has no facilities and is simply a spot on the Coast track. The lookout provides great views looking southwest along the coast along Garie Beach, Royal National Park and down to Wollongong.
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Garie Beach Lookout is an unofficial lookout on the hill at the eastern end of Garie Beach. The lookout has no facilities and is simply a spot on the Coast track. The lookout provides great views looking southwest along the coast along Garie Beach, Royal National Park and down to Wollongong.

After another 305 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 600 m continue straight.
Then find the "Garie Beach" (65 m on your left).
Garie Beach
Garie Beach

Garie Beach, Royal National Park, is a large, south-east facing, yellow sand beach. The beach is backed by steep headlands and gullies. There is a large car park at the end of Garie Rd for access to the beach. Garie Beach is popular for surfing, patrolled 9am-5pm from December to January. Facilities include toilets, kiosk, picnic tables, cold showers and Surf Life Saving Club. The water from the shower should be treated before drinking, this water comes from a tank and may be unavailable during dry periods.
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Garie Beach, Royal National Park, is a large, south-east facing, yellow sand beach. The beach is backed by steep headlands and gullies. There is a large car park at the end of Garie Rd for access to the beach. Garie Beach is popular for surfing, patrolled 9am-5pm from December to January. Facilities include toilets, kiosk, picnic tables, cold showers and Surf Life Saving Club. The water from the shower should be treated before drinking, this water comes from a tank and may be unavailable during dry periods.

After another 305 m pass the car park (15 m on your right).
Then pass a seat (6 m on your left)., has no backrest.
Then pass the picnic table (6 m on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 15 m veer right.
After another 20 m veer right.
After another 8 m pass a seat (30 m on your left)., has no backrest.
Then pass the picnic table (30 m on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 25 m pass the "Garie Surf Living Saving Club" (9 m on your left).
After another 10 m pass the toilet (20 m on your left).
After another 30 m find the "Garie Beach Kiosk" (15 m on your left).
Garie Beach Kiosk
Garie Beach Kiosk

Garie Beach Kiosk is at the side of the carpark at the end of Garie Rd, in the Royal National Park. The kiosk is only open on weekends and most days during the summer holidays. The opening hours are based on demand and is generally open from 10:30am to 3pm (later in summer). The kiosk sells, cold drinks, ice creams, pies, salad rolls etc. Contact for Audley kiosk (same managers) 9521 2240.
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Garie Beach Kiosk is at the side of the carpark at the end of Garie Rd, in the Royal National Park. The kiosk is only open on weekends and most days during the summer holidays. The opening hours are based on demand and is generally open from 10:30am to 3pm (later in summer). The kiosk sells, cold drinks, ice creams, pies, salad rolls etc. Contact for Audley kiosk (same managers) 9521 2240.

After another 20 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Garie Beach via Curra Moors


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 4.5 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
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 4.5 km from the start.

Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 1.5 km apart with the largest gap of 4.4 km.


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