Royal National Park is located 29 km south of Sydney (the Audley entrance), via the
Princes Hwy, turn left 2.3 km south of
Sutherland. If you are coming
from Liverpool (the Waterfall entrance), access is 33 km via
Heathcote Road, then south on Princes Hwy to Waterfall. It is only
28 km from Wollongong, Otford entrance, via Stanwell Park.
The coastal walking track is accessible by ferry from Cronulla to
Bundeena. Walk starts at eastern end, Beachcomber Rd,
timetable Ph: 02 9523 2990.
There are many picnic areas and walking tracks. Cycling is permitted
on Lady Carrington Drive, fire trails and formed roads. Cycling is
not permitted on walking tracks. You can use private craft
downstream of the Audley causeway and in Port Hacking. Hire craft
from the Audley boatshed may be used in kangaroo Creek and the
Hacking River above the causeway.
Bush and car-based camping
is available in certain areas of the park.
Flora and Fauna
Due to the variety of landscape from the northern sandstone sections
of the park, through the shale soils rainforest of the Garawarra
Range and the coastal and swamp areas of the park, there is a
diverse and complex community throughout the park. Some of the fauna
include fantail cuckoos, pigeons, quails, honeyeaters, wattlebirds,
wrens, silver gulls, terns, sea eagles, swamp wallaby, native rats,
marsupial mice, echidna, tiger snakes, brown snakes, death adders,
red-bellied black snakes. The diversity of flora include the
heathlands, eucalypts, angophoras, casuarinas, grevilleas, banksias,
cabbage tree palms, waratahs, bird nest ferns to name but just a
The Dharawal people lived in this area for many thousands of years.
Guided tours of the Jibbon Aboriginal rock engravings sites may be
arranged by Ph: 02 9542 0649 (information). Remember that all
Aboriginal sites and artifacts are protected in New South Wales.
Please treat them with respect.
Information can be found at the Visitor Centre or the National Parks and