10Figure 8 Pool

The Figure 8 Pool lies near Burning Palms Beach in Royal National Park, about an hour outside of Sydney.

There are many natural rock pools around this area, and one just happens to be perfectly shaped like a figure eight. It’s a difficult, slippery, rocky, and steep three- to four-hour walk to reach the swimming hole. NSW National Parks advises people to only visit at low tide when the waves are small.