Sunday, 22 February 2015

Uloola Falls Trail Royal National Park, NSW Australia

Summer in the Royal National Park is one of the best time to capture some great wild flowers. It is best if you have  a macro lens and a tripod. Other wise just enjoy the experience in being outdoor.

Uloola Falls Trail is not the most popular trail in the Royal National Park. There's no view along the side, unless you into wild flowers and macro photography, then this is the perfect track for you. It is 5.8km long and roughly takes you 2 hours and 50 minutes one way to the fall. This track was used to be an unseal road, great if you have  four wheel drive but somehow it is closed for cars. So the track has no steep climb and basically you just simply walk on a gravel road all along the track. It is also wide, roughly 4 metres in width, just enough for cars,but the road has been abandon and is it unsafe for normal two wheel vehicles.

The trail can become a loop from Waterfall station to Heathcote station. Depends where you park your car, you can catch the train back to your car after the walk. And I highly recommend you do so, it is roughly 6 hours altogether for the loop. It is for advance walkers only.

Although the track is relatively easy, it is also close to 3 hours one way, so take your time. Just a tip for photographers, if you going to take the track for macro photography. DO NOT take all the shots on your way in, leave some for the way back. That's your rest time. There no where in the track where you can sit down so take your time when you do go. Bring lots of water and lunch or snacks. Enjoy a great day out and bring back some great photos. Enjoy!