“Hiking along the Coastal walk in the Royal, and looking at the dramatic cliffs of this amazing national park, is one of the best ways to experience Sydney.”
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.