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Bonnie Vale campground

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Alerts for Royal National Park: closed areas, fire bans, upcoming closed areas

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Updated: 21/11/2014 04:39 PM

“A group of us come here each summer. Bonnie Vale has a really nice atmosphere and it’s the perfect place to introduce the kids to camping.”

Bonnie Vale is a family-friendly campground located between Bundeena and Maianbar at the park’s north end. This popular riverside campground is known for its large sand spit, which makes it a great swimming spot.

Whether you choose to pitch a tent or bring your caravan, you’re sure to have a comfortable stay at Bonnie Vale. The campground is equipped with flush toilets, hot showers and drinking water, so you won’t need to rough it, although all sites are unpowered.

Go fishing at nearby Jibbon Beach, enjoy a barbecue by the sea or hike along Royal National Park’s long list of walking tracks. On weekends, you can even hire a kayak and paddle in the Hacking River.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Bonnie Vale campground is in the Bundeena precinct of Royal National Park. To get there:

From Audley:

  • Drive across Audley Weir and continue along Sir Bertram Stevens Drive for approximately 10km
  • Turn left onto Bundeena Drive and continue to Bundeena township
  • As you enter the town, turn left onto Sea Breeze Lane and follow the signs.

Alternatively, take the ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena wharf. It’s a 15-minute walk along a track to the entrance.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Bonnie Vale campground.
One vehicle only per site. Site 4 doesn't have vehicle parking.

Important info

Number of campsites:

74

Types of camping:

Caravan site, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle, Don't mind a short walk to tent

Facilities:

  • Gas/electric barbecues
  • Drinking water
  • Picnic tables
  • Hot showers
  • Flush toilets

You should know:

  • 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.
  • Bonnie Vale can get busy during school holiday periods
  • Camp fires, wood fire and solid fuel barbecues are not permitted at Bonnie Vale.
  • While caravans are suitable, large motorhomes may have trouble accessing the site.
  • Gates are locked between 8pm and 7am, no vehicle entry or exit between these times
  • Think about car pooling if your destination is Wattamolla, Bonnie Vale or Garie as visitor numbers in these areas often exceed available parking.

Wheelchair access:

Medium

This area can be accessed with some assistance

  • Wheelchair accessible toilets

Fees:

Vehicle entry fee: $11 per vehicle per day. Please note vehicle entrance fees are not included in your accommodation or camping fees. Purchase at the local office or buy an annual pass online.

Camping fees: All campsites - site fee: $28 per night (2-person inclusive). $14 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $7 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).

Book online now:

Use a secure payment gateway to book now.

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757) to make a booking.

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable.

Contacts:

Royal National Park visitor centre, Phone: 02 9542 0648

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- Alerts

Royal National Park

closed areas

Lady Wakehurst Drive closed for essential maintenance (Ends Friday 21 November)

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will be doing maintenance on the following roads in Royal National Park which will result in the some road closures:

  • Garie Road closed: Monday 17/11/2014 – Tuesday 18/11/2014 and Thursday 27/11/2014 – Friday 28/11/2014
  • Lady Wakehurst Drive closed: Wednesday 19/11/2014 – Friday 21/11/2014 and Monday 24/11/2014 – Wednesday 26/11/2014
Pedestrian access to the southern end of the coast track is unaffected, however, vehicular drop off and pickups from Otford lookout may not be possible. Please note that Garawarra Farm Road will be kept open during the works. RMS will be posting these closures on the Variable Message System (VMS) units one week prior to closures, and if these closures coincide with any Total Fire Ban days, RMS  will stop work and keep roads open. For more information, please contact Royal area office (02) 9542 0632 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
Locations affected: Werrong Beach track, The Coast track, Red Cedar Flat picnic area, Upper Causeway picnic area
Trail closure
Florence Parade trail is closed to the public between Grays Point and the Royal National Park Office until further notice due to a pollution incident.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Office on (02) 9542 0632 or visit the NSW national parks safety page.

fire bans

A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Friday 21 November)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Friday 21 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
For visitor safety all tracks and trails, with the exception of Lady Carrington Drive, are closed when a Total Fire Ban is in force. The picnic areas will remain open. For information on Total Fire Bans please visit: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

upcoming closed areas

Closed areas: Garie Road closure for RMS essential maintenance (Thursday 27 November to Friday 28 November)Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will be doing maintenance on the following roads in Royal National Park which will result in the some road closures:

  • Garie Road closed: Monday 17/11/2014 – Tuesday 18/11/2014 and Thursday 27/11/2014 – Friday 28/11/2014
  • Lady Wakehurst Drive closed: Wednesday 19/11/2014 – Friday 21/11/2014 and Monday 24/11/2014 – Wednesday 26/11/2014
Please note that Garawarra Farm Road will be kept open during the works. RMS will be posting these closures on the Variable Message System (VMS) units one week prior to closures, and if these closures coincide with any Total Fire Ban days, RMS  will stop work and keep roads open. For more information, please contact Royal area office (02) 9542 0632 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
Locations affected: Garie Beach picnic area, Governor Game lookout
Closed areas: Lady Wakehurst Drive closed for essential maintenance (Monday 24 November to Wednesday 26 November)Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will be doing maintenance on the following roads in Royal National Park which will result in the some road closures:
  • Garie Road closed: Monday 17/11/2014 – Tuesday 18/11/2014 and Thursday 27/11/2014 – Friday 28/11/2014
  • Lady Wakehurst Drive closed: Wednesday 19/11/2014 – Friday 21/11/2014 and Monday 24/11/2014 – Wednesday 26/11/2014
Pedestrian access to the southern end of the coast track is unaffected, however, vehicular drop off and pickups from Otford lookout may not be possible. Please note that Garawarra Farm Road will be kept open during the works. RMS will be posting these closures on the Variable Message System (VMS) units one week prior to closures, and if these closures coincide with any Total Fire Ban days, RMS  will stop work and keep roads open. For more information, please contact Royal area office (02) 9542 0632 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.
Locations affected: Werrong Beach track, The Coast track, Red Cedar Flat picnic area, Upper Causeway picnic area

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Bonnie Vale Campground, Royal National Park. Photo: Andy Richards