Karloo track is one of Sydney’s Royal National Park’s best day walks. It’s close proximity to the suburban train from Sydney and it’s stunning swimming hole make it a very popular destination for Sydney visitors. If you are planning a visit on the weekend, I would recommend starting out early, so you can enjoy the swimming hole before it gets too busy.
Directions: From Heathcoate Train Station, cross to the east side of the train tracks and walk about 20 metres south down Wilson Parade until you reach a sign marking the start of Karloo Track. Walk 1 hour on this track through the bush until you reach Karloo Pool. After a swim and a rest, you have the option of continuing on to Uloola Falls and then onward to Waterfall Train Station, or turning and walking an hour back up the track to Heathcote Train Station.