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Ironbark Flat picnic area

Royal National Park

Overview

Wheelchair accessible Ironbark Flat picnic area is a great riverside spot for a family friendly weekend day trip with scenic views of Hacking River, near Audley and a short drive from Sydney.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Royal National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply

When it’s time for a weekend getaway, pack the car and gather the family for a day trip to Ironbark Flat picnic area in Royal National Park. Near the picturesque Audley Weir, this pretty spot is wheelchair-accessible from Weir Café and Royal National Park Visitor Centre.

When you arrive, you’ll know why you’re in one of Sydney’s most popular weekend destinations. On the peaceful banks of scenic Hacking River, you’ll feel the stresses of the week fall away. Spark up a barbecue and cook up a feast while the kids play on the big grassy areas.

After lunch, there’s the option to hire canoes and go paddling, stretch your legs on Uloola walking track, or check out the views from Bungoona lookout and path. If all you want is relaxation, simply lie back in the shade and soak up the tranquillity of this riverside setting. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

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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 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
      13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) for campground and cottage bookings
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • 2 Lady Carrington Drive, Royal National Park, NSW 2232
    • Fax: (02) 9542 1420
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    • Royal National Park area office
      (02) 9542 0632
      13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) for campground and cottage bookings
      Contact hours: 9am-4:30pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
    • 159 Farnell Avenue, Royal National Park, NSW 2232
    • Fax: (02) 9542 1420
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Audley Visitor Centre, Royal National Park. Photo: Andy Richards