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Upper Causeway picnic area

Royal National Park

Overview

Upper Causeway picnic spot offers a lovely rustic base for walking and cycling in the forest along Lady Wakehurst Drive in Royal National Park, near Waterfall.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Royal National Park
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

Upper Causeway picnic area is a great spot for a quick bite to eat before setting out on a walk along the delightful Forest path. It’s also a great place to enjoy the lush forests of the hinterland of Australia’s oldest park. You’ll find Upper Causeway picnic area at the junction of McKell Avenue and Lake Wakehurst Drive in the southern precinct of Royal National Park, near Waterfall.

Unpack the picnic hamper amid the lush rainforest and towering Sydney redgums that fringe this scenic picnic spot. If you’re into road cycling, it’s a great pit stop for a bite to eat and a bit of road-side bicycle maintenance before jumping on the saddle and exploring the park with pedal power.

Upper Causeway picnic area is also a great spot for a quick bite to eat before setting out on a walk along the delightful Couranga walking track, Forest path or Lady Carrington drive. It’s also a great place to enjoy the lush forests of the hinterland of Australia’s oldest park.

Continue on towards the coast to Garie Beach picnic area for a swim or check out the views at Governor Game lookout.

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
      13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) for campground and cottage 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
      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
    • Fax: (02) 9542 1420
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Couranga Track, Royal National Park. Photo: Andy Richards/NSW Government