Royal National Park Coastal Cabin Open Day
Take a guided bush walk through Sydney Royal National Park's historic coastal cabin community. Listen to the shared stories of how these curious cabins were erected during the Great Depression. Eat lunch at the Era Beach Surf Life Saving Club and experience our community's 110-year-old history.
Join us for a guided walking tour of the Era cabin community in the Royal National Park and see how the owners built and maintained the shacks at this remote location. Learn how the cabins survived to gain State Heritage registration in 2012. Our simple beach cabins date back to the 1930s Depression Era when people came to the coast to survive the hard times. We built these cabins away from modern technology and amenities using low-tech innovations. Meet the people and hear the stories – selected cabins will be open, and lunch will be provided.
The tour begins at Garawarra Farm Car Park (off Garie Road) at 10 am. The dirt track to the car park is in poor condition; please drive slowly. The walking tour will guide you to the open cabins in the community. Children are welcome however, fitness for a steep bush track (40 minutes down and 50 minutes back up) is required. Bring water, sunscreen, and swimming gear (optional).