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Set realistic goals about how much of the trail you’ll cover, depending on your walking buddies. The trail is suitable for people with a moderate fitness level.
Get going after breakfast so you can have the forest, beaches and lookouts to yourself.
If you can, visit during the week and outside of school holidays, when it’s quieter.
Take a good camera if you love photography – there are sweeping views of the coastline and you may spot whale spouts from May to October.
Pack plenty of water (there’s none on the trail) and high-energy snacks such as nuts, dried fruit and bliss balls.
Pack your swimmers, boardshorts and a towel – you’ll be tempted to go for a dip. Keep in mind the beaches are not patrolled and can have strong rips.
Wear joggers or hiking boots, not thongs. Conditions vary from rocky outcrops and stone steps to a timber boardwalk and sand.
Wear a hat and sunscreen, even on overcast days.
If you plan on tackling the entire trail, estimate to take from 3½ to 4½ hours, pack basic first-aid supplies such as Band-Aids, a bandage and antiseptic powder.
If you want to hike solo, tell a friend of your plans or fill out a bushwalking trip intention form on nationalparks.nsw.gov.au.
If you have time, break your walk up by pitching a tent at places such as Little Beach campground.