Royal National Park

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Visitor centresPublic transportWheelchair facilitiesCampingCaravan sitesAccommodationLookoutsPicnics and BBQsKiosks/cafesWalkingDogs and other domestic animals not permittedNo horse riding trailsCycling trailsCar touringNo 4WD touring routesCanoeingNo sailing and boatingFishingSwimmingSnorkelling/divingNo adventure recreation opportunities

Sydney’s heritage-listed Royal National Park is affectionately known to locals as the ‘Nasho’ or just ‘the Royal’. Established in 1879, it’s the world's second-oldest national park. It features unique heritage attractions, along with fascinating plants, birds and animals. Perfect for bushwalking, cycling, surfing, or picnicking, this diverse park offers everything from beaches to rainforest.

Located near Cronulla within an hour’s drive from both the Sydney CBD and Wollongong, the 16,000ha Royal National Park is like a big beautiful backyard. Whether you come for a morning jog or a week-long camping holiday, you'll discover something new each time.

Experience the annual whale migration between June and November. Find the perfect whale watching vantage point and plan your next coastal adventure at the Wild About Whales website.

In July 2006, this park was added to the National Heritage List.

Find out about an interactive park map app for Royal National Park.

Visit the NSW National Parks visitor website for more inspiration and information on Royal National Park.

Summer holiday information

Are you planning a visit to Royal National Park during the summer holidays? Please read some important tips on planning your day.

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Audley::Allambie Flat
Audley Dance Hall Cafe
Bungoona lookout
Bungoona lookout and path
Currawong Flat picnic area
Ironbark Flat picnic area
Lady Carrington Drive
Park office
Pool Flat picnic area
Reids Flat picnic area
Royal National Park Visitor Centre
Uloola walking track
Wattle Forest picnic area
Forest Island - Garie Beach - Otford::Bola Creek picnic area
Couranga walking track
Forest path
Garie Beach picnic area
Governor Game lookout
Gunjulla Flat picnic area
Lady Carrington Drive
National Falls
North Era campground
Otford lookout
Red Cedar Flat picnic area
The Coast track
Upper Causeway picnic area
Waterfall Flat picnic area
Werrong Beach track
Werrong lookout
Bonnie Vale campground:: Campground
Suitable for: Caravans, camper trailers and camping beside your vehicle
Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues, flush toilets, hot showers, drinking water
Wheelchair access: medium
Uloola Falls campground:: Campground
Suitable for: Backpack camping, a long distance from your vehicle.
Facilities: non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point
Karloo walking track:: Distance: 5km
Walking: medium difficulty, 2 hours
Bundeena Drive to Marley walk:: Distance: 3.25km each way (one-way route)
Walking: medium difficulty, 1 hour 30 minutes each way
Curra Moors loop track:: Distance: 10km (loop)
Walking: medium difficulty, 5 hours
The Coast track:: Distance: 26km
Walking: medium difficulty, 2 days
This location may be CLOSED. Click to see details.
Lady Carrington Drive:: Distance: 10km each way (one-way route)
Walking: easy, 3 hours each way
Mountain biking: easy, 1 hour 18 minutes each way
Garie North Head lookout:: No additional information available.
Marley Head lookout:: No additional information available.
Peach Trees Trig Station lookout:: No additional information available.
Warumbul picnic area:: Picnic area
Facilities: picnic tables, flush toilets, drinking water, carpark
Wattamolla picnic area:: Picnic area
Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues (free), carpark, flush toilets, trackhead/access point

These maps give you a basic overview of features and facilities. They do not provide detailed information on topography and landscape, and may not be suitable for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.