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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.

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