The Royal National Park


A mini heat-wave hit Sydney last week. From Wednesday to Friday the beaches were packed, the sand sizzling and the mercury rising to a crescendo on Friday afternoon when it topped out at 41 degrees. I knew the city beaches were going to be packed so I chartered a helicopter and took to the skies. However instead of heading to where most of the people were flocking, I decided to take a different tack and headed south to the Royal National Park.

This stretch of coastline, 29kms from the Sydney CBD, is home to the second oldest national park in the world, after Yellostone in the US, true story. It was proclaimed in 1879 and to this day development has been kept to a minimum. The ‘Nasho’ is also home to a collection of simply beautiful beaches. From open stretches of sand that pick up any swell, to protected bays that shine under the summer sun.

So kick back, scroll through and enjoy a collection of photos from the air, and no doubt, from where you wanted to be on Friday to escape the heat (and the crowds!)

Enjoy your day,
Joel Coleman…

South & North Era

Little Garie

Garie Beach

Wattamolla Beach

Marley and Little Marley Beach

Jibbon Beach & Mainbar

Main Bar - Port Hacking River

Cooling off at home – Manly – 7pm still 40 degrees…

  • tom-paul jagg
    Posted at 23:47h, 23 November Reply

    What great Photograph Joel. Ya Done It again mate. Well Done!!!!!

  • Denise
    Posted at 00:45h, 24 November Reply

    Fantastic love them all

  • Steve Morrison
    Posted at 02:25h, 24 November Reply

    great colours Joel

  • Barry
    Posted at 02:38h, 24 November Reply

    Hi Joel:
    fantastic images,

  • Tony Graham
    Posted at 22:42h, 24 November Reply

    We saw you buzzing around on Friday we were on the rocks at little Garie we gave you a wave you can see our blue umbella some great pictures

  • Tim & Denise Strange Little Garie
    Posted at 04:58h, 25 November Reply

    fantastic shots! We were on the rocks when you were shooting.
    What do you plan to do with these?
    Do you sell prints ??

    Tim & Denise

    • Joel Coleman
      Posted at 05:00h, 25 November Reply

      Hey there, glad you like the photographs. We certainly do sell prints. I’ll have one of the staff from my gallery contact you via email, or feel free to call us on (02) 9976 6518.


  • Craig Kinder
    Posted at 07:09h, 27 November Reply

    WOW !!! I grew up in this area in the 70’s. Then the family moved to Perth. Time I returned for a visit.

  • Mike
    Posted at 15:35h, 27 November Reply

    stunning photos ..and amazing that part of coastline is so unspoilt (considering it being so close to Sydney ).

  • Cenda
    Posted at 12:01h, 02 December Reply

    Wow, these photos are very beutiful!! Well done!!

  • Paul langley
    Posted at 11:41h, 22 December Reply

    Hi Joel, do you have any pictures of Patonga, lion island and Palm beach? Please let me know as we would be very interested. Cheers

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