As track works progress, closures may be in place for the safety of visitors and work crews. Please check current alerts before you visit.
Upgrades to the Royal Coast Track between Burning Palms and Werrong lookout will commence in August 2023. While the works are underway, the eastern section of the Palm Jungle loop track will also be closed between Burning Palms and Werrong lookout. Walking to/from Otford is possible, but walkers must divert via the Ridge Trail and Garawarra Farm.
These works are expected to take 12 months to complete.
Due to a landslide, Transport for NSW has closed Garie Road at the intersection with Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. Vehicles and pedestrians cannot use any part of Garie Road to access any part of Royal National Park. A reopening date for this road is unknown but is expected to be in mid to late 2024.
The Coast track is closed between Garie and Little Garie until further notice due to rock falls and erosion. It is not possible to pass through this section, and walkers must retrace their steps or exit the track at an earlier point. The best locations to exit the Coast track before you get to Garie are at Wattamolla or via the Curra Moors loop track.
Visitors can walk the Royal Coast Track south from Bundeena, but there is no access past Garie. Visitors must retrace their steps or exit the track before Garie via the Curra Moors loop track or at Wattamolla.
Visitors can access the Royal Coast Track from Otford via the Ridge Trail to Garawarra Farm but there is no access past Little Garie. Visitors will need to retrace their steps or exit the track before Little Garie. The best location to exit the Coast track from this direction before you get to Little Garie is via Garawarra Farm.
Figure 8 Pools can be reached from Otford via the Ridge trail or Garawarra Farm.
There are no restrictions to the Royal Coast Track between Bundeena and Wattamolla.