Burning Palms, New South Wales

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Burning Palms
New South Wales
View from Burgh Ridge Track of Burning Palms Beach.jpg
Southwestern view of the beach from Burgh Ridge Track
Burning Palms is located in New South Wales
Burning Palms
Burning Palms
Coordinates34°11′S 151°03′E / 34.183°S 151.050°E / -34.183; 151.050Coordinates: 34°11′S 151°03′E / 34.183°S 151.050°E / -34.183; 151.050
LGA(s)City of Wollongong
State electorate(s)Heathcote
Federal Division(s)Cunningham

Burning Palms is an unbounded neighbourhood within the locality of Lilyvale and a beach in the Royal National Park, Wollongong, south of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.[1] It has a surf club and a local cabin community, and is a popular day-walk destination, along with the 'figure-8' rock pools on the rock shelf to the beach's south.

It is accessed via a very steep, moderately difficult walk down (and up) the mountain through forest and grass plains. It is located in the area known as the Garawarra.[2]

Together with Little Garie and Era, the neighbourhood was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 27 April 2012 as part of the Royal National Park Coastal Cabin Communities.[3]


  1. ^ "Burning Palms Beach[?]". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 16 October 1935. p. 16. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  2. ^ Dunphy, Myles, 1891-1985 (1935). * From Garie to Burning Palms, from Governor Game Lookout to the sea. In Sketch map of part of Garawarra. Myles J. Dunphy, [Sydney] http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/36576983
  3. ^ "Royal National Park Coastal Cabin Communities". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01878. Retrieved 2 June 2018.