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Audley Dance Hall Cafe

Royal National Park

Overview

Visit Audley Dance Hall Cafe for a coffee or a meal after bushwalking in Sydney's Royal National Park in the Sutherland area. The cafe also sells takeaway food and drinks, so you can organise your own picnic.

Type
Cafes and kiosks
Where
Royal National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note

There is limited mobile phone reception in this park.

It took two years and a multi-million dollar refurbishment, but when Audley Dance Hall at Audley Weir reopened in 2011, Audley Cafe quickly made it the destination for visitors looking for a bite to eat in Royal National Park.

Set amid native bushland with views over Hacking River, the cafe is a perfect place to kick back over breakfast or a hearty lunch. Birds forage on the lawn and rowboats drift across the river, with leaves falling from the trees in autumn.

You can also wander down to Audley boatshed and rent a boat to paddle on Audley Weir.

Royal National Park has always been a popular destination for Sydneysiders, and this is one more reason to make the pilgrimage out from the city.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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

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
    More
    • 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
    More
See more visitor info
Weir Cafe, Royal National Park. Photo: Eirc Sierins