Lookouts and scenic vantage points
Wheelchair access: easy
A concete path of approximately 500m suitable for wheelchairs, strollers and children's bicyles.
Bungoona Path meanders along the ridgetop to a scenic lookout over the Hacking River.
Activities: sightseeing, day walking, picnics and barbecues
shown on Audley map
Governor Game lookout
If you'd love a coastal experience without all the sand then this scenic lookout has all the bases covered. Governor Game lookout is a great spot for a break on a car tour of Royal National Park. It offers brilliant coastal views and lovely heathlands, is an ideal spot for birdwatching, and a great place for whale watching during the migratory season.
Inhale the fresh ocean breezes as you step out onto this landmark. The surrounding heathland erupts with a dazzling display of colour in spring; it’s impossible to ignore the heady scent of boronia and hakea. Look for gymea lillies with its striking single red flower, whilst crimson rosellas, lorikeets, and yellow-tailed cockatoos are often seen flitting through the bush.
It’s a great spot to get your bearings or have a quick bite. However, if you’re keen to get amongst it, head down to nearby Garie Beach picnic area for swimming and a barbecue.
Activities: sightseeing, picnics and barbecues, whale watching
shown on Forest Island - Garie Beach - Otford map
Getting there: Governor Game lookout is in the southern section of Royal National Park. To get there from Waterfall train station:
- Follow McKell Avenue to the end
- Turn left into Sir Bertram Stevens Drive
- Drive for approximately 3km and follow the signs to Garie Beach
Road access: Sealed road - 2WD vehicles.
Facilities: picnic tables, carpark, lookout