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Hilltop Cottage

Royal National Park

Overview

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Beautifully restored Hilltop Cottage offers heritage accommodation in Sydney's majestic Royal National Park, and is an ideal base to explore the surrounding walking tracks, beaches, and wildlife-spotting opportunities in the park.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cottage
Bedrooms 3
Maximum guests 6
Facilities Barbecue facilities, cafe/kiosk, drinking water, showers, toilets
Please note
  • Reservations can be made for any arrival within the next 12 months. Find out more about our terms and conditions, and review frequently asked questions about staying in national parks.
  • Bedding configuration: 2 x queen, 2 x singles.
  • Check in after 2pm. Check out before 10am.
  • Keys to the cottage can be collected from Royal National Park Visitor Centre, Sir Bertram Stevens Drive Audley, between 2pm and 4.30pm. 
  • Please call the Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 before 4.30pm if arriving after hours
  • Fees apply for late check out and lost keys.
  • Please see visitor info for more information
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking
  • Peak season: NSW school holidays (excluding winter)
  • Off-peak season: Remainder of the year
  • 2 night minimum stay
Entry fees

Park entry fees are not included in your accommodation fees.

Bookings

Use a secure payment gateway to book. Alternatively, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757). All reservations incur an additional 2.5% booking fee. The property may only be occupied by the number of people specified in the reservation.

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Sleeping up to 6 people, this spacious cottage is ideal for small groups or families and features high-quality amenities. Relax on the deck, do a spot of bird watching or gaze across Port Hacking and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

From here you can walk a leg of The Coast track, try walking tracks to Winifred Falls or Uloola Falls, or why not cycle the historic carriage route of Lady Carrington Drive.

Visit in spring to immerse yourself in wildflowers, including the area's Gymea lillies. Summer is prime time for a refreshing dip in the park's waterways and beaches.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Conservation and coastal engravings in Royal National Park

The conservation and coastal engravings project in the Royal National Park is working to preserve one of the region’s finest expressions of Aboriginal culture: the Jibbon Headland Aboriginal engravings. A new boardwalk and viewing platform limit the foot access that was damaging the engravings, while encroaching soil and vegetation are being removed.

Aboriginal engravings in Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan
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Operated by

  • Royal National Park Visitor Centre
  • 8.30am-4.30pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
  • (02) 9542 0648
  • 1300 072 757 campground bookings
  • (02) 9542 1420
  • 2 Lady Carrington Drive, Audley, Royal National Park, NSW

Park info

  • in Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
  • Royal National National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. Seasonal ticket booths at Bonnie Vale, Wattamolla and Garie Beach are cash only, as there is no power or mobile connection. Please bring correct change.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Royal National Park Visitor Centre
      (02) 9542 0648
      1300 072 757 campground bookings
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • 2 Lady Carrington Drive, Audley, Royal National Park, NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9542 1420
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    • Royal National Park area office
      (02) 9542 0632
      1300 072 757 campground bookings
      Contact hours: 9am-4:30pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
    • 159 Farnell Avenue, Royal National Park, NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9542 1420
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Hilltop Cottage, Royal National Park. Photo: John Spencer