Guided Shack Walking Tour
Join us for a guided walking tour of the Era shack community in the Royal National Park and see how the shacks at this remote location were built and maintained by the owners. Hear the stories of how the shacks survived to be listed on the State Heritage Register in 2012.
A guided walking tour of the coastal cabin communities within Sydney’s Royal National Park. Presented by the Royal National Park Coastal Cabins Protection League the tour will give participants the opportunity to glance back into history and learn how the remote shacks were built and maintained by their owners. Participants will be able to hear the stories about the shacks directly from owners themselves; and have their questions answered.
The shacks are a significant example of Depression era architecture; many still make use of 1950s technology. The shacks gained state heritage recognition in 2012. The tour will commence at 10am at the Garawarra Farm Car Park visiting number of shacks at Era Beach. The area is only accessible via a steep bush track approximately 30 minutes in duration each way.
Enjoy a cup of tea with shack owners and learn the simple living and colourful history of this unique place. The tour concludes with a BBQ lunch at Era Surf Life Saving Club. Bookings a must.