‘Magical’: Surprise find in Aussie park

If you’re the adventurous type and love to hike chances are you have heard of ‘Woy Woy Waterfall Pool’ – a ”beautiful” spot that lies within the Brisbane Water National Park, a one hour and 15 minutes drive north of Sydney.

It recently went viral on TikTok for its “stunning” pool. But it’s not the only infinity pool that has been doing the rounds on social media.

Magical: Surprise find in Aussie park
A tiny infinity pool found along a hike within Ku-ring-gai National Park in NSW has gone viral on TikTok. Picture: TikTok/haz_and_loz

Another “epic” natural lookout, just 30 minutes from the Sydney CBD has also gone viral.

Refuge Bay is located in the heart of Ku-ring-gai National Park and boasts a 9.6km trail dubbed the “hike with it all”.

It has also been getting plenty of attention for its tiny infinity pool that has a “magical” look out of the beach and picturesque national park.

“We need to go!,” one keen TikToker wrote tagging their friend.

“Bucket list,” said another, while a third added: “Wow that’s so awesome.”

Others said they wished they kept on the track.

The Refuge Bay track is located just 30 minutes from the Sydney CBD and features a ‘stunning’ waterfall one you reach the end. Picture: TikTok/walkmyworld

“So this is what’s at the top of the water fountain lol,” one person wrote, while another tagged their friend saying, “WE WENT THERE, WE SHOULD’VE CLIMES (sic) TO THE TOP.”

UK travel couple Cat and Joe shared a TikTok of the waterfall, describing it as a “hidden gem”.

“This walk is largely off track, so it’s a little harder than many other walks in Ku-ring-gai, but the wow factor it offers makes it more than worth the effort,” they wrote in their blog, Walk My World.

”Not only will you reach a spectacular beach with a huge cliffside waterfall, but you’ll also have the chance to take a dip in a gorgeous hidden infinity pool. The combination makes for one of Ku-ring-gai’s best adventures.”

Magical: Surprise find in Aussie park
It boasts a 9.6km trail dubbed the ‘hike with it all’. Picture: TikTok/hobbs_travels
Magical: Surprise find in Aussie park
‘It has been described as one of Ku-ring-gai’s best adventures. Picture: TikTok/mamalee_from

One thing that makes the track difficult to navigate is the lack of signposting along the way, but the view at the end of the roughly three-hour journey makes the experience worthwhile, the couple says.

They have even provided readers with a detailed guide on their blog to help locals and tourists alike navigate their way through the track and to the “stunning” infinity pool.

The hike begins at the Salvation Loop which is on a maintained fire trail, which is followed for 1.7km.

The couple advises hikers to then turn left onto the signposted Wallaroo Track and take the track for 400 meters before entering the bush.

‘Magical’: Surprise find in Aussie park
The view of the beach. Picture: TikTok/pattiewinston

They said the beginning of the track looks “overgrown,” but is well-marked with cairns for the rest of the way.

However, the couple said several parts in the bush were so overgrown they looked like “dead ends”.

“After a couple of hundred meters (which head slightly uphill) you’ll begin descending. The path is scratchy at times as the bush tries to reclaim it, but it’s not hard to follow, or difficult terrain-wise,” they wrote.

Once explorers get 4.3km into the trail, they will reach a point distinguishable by a large rock platform and can choose several different paths to reach the different features and viewpoints, but each has a different trail and they don’t connect.

The tiny infinity pool is above the waterfall, and the waterfall leads onto the beach.

“The cascades are on a trail that heads west from the platform that is marked by red flags, the infinity pool is slightly northwest from the rock platform and has no markings, and the route to the beach heads northeast from the rock platform following the national flags that have been tied to the trees,” Cat and Joe said.

To return, hikers should head back to the large rock platform and keep an eye out for the cairns, as the trail is harder to follow on the way back, the couple advised.

This article originally appeared on Escape and do not necessarily represent the views of australiaexploring.com

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