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Royal National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 24 May 2018, 9.04am

Applies from Wed 23 May 2018, 9.00am to Mon 28 May 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 May 2018, 9.04am.

Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - high risk

  • It’s too dangerous to visit the Figure Eight Pools now
  • You can't access the rock platform because it is covered in water and breaking waves
  • You won't be able to see the pools or take a photo

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Applies from Wed 18 Apr 2018, 10.09am to Wed 30 May 2018, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Apr 2018, 11.31am.

Other planned events: Waterfall Oval helicopter operations

Helicopter operations will take place on Wednesday 30 May 2018, from 8.30am to 3.30pm at Waterfall Oval. Uloola walking track and vehicle trail will be affected by these operations.

For safety, walkers should stay well clear of these operations. Short delays may be experienced and walkers should follow directions of staff on the ground.

For more information, contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 8 Sep 2017, 11.59am to Wed 4 Jul 2018, 11.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 May 2018, 10.17am.

Closed areas: Change in access to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon

NPWS is upgrading the track to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon. The works are part of a broader upgrade of the Coast track from Bundeena to Garie Beach. The track upgrade will be happening between September 2017 and Jul 2018. Access to the beach and lagoon during this time will be via a pontoon across the lagoon. Local Track closures will be in place where works are being undertaken.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm.

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 25 May 2018, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Sat 26 May 2018, 9.41am

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Cawleys SFAZ HR

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Cawleys SFAZ HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 23 May 2018, 9.00am to Mon 28 May 2018, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 May 2018, 9.04am

Safety alerts: Figure Eight Pools - high risk

  • It’s too dangerous to visit the Figure Eight Pools now
  • You can't access the rock platform because it is covered in water and breaking waves
  • You won't be able to see the pools or take a photo

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Applies from Mon 7 May 2018, 11.39am to Wed 30 May 2018, 11.08am. Last reviewed: Wed 16 May 2018, 9.36am

Closed areas: Farmborough Road maintenance works

NPWS will be conducting construction works near the junction of Farmborough Road management trail and Mount Kembla Ring management trail. The works will begin on Wednesday 9 May 2018 and continue for until Friday 25 may 2018.

The construction site will be fenced off to the public for safety reasons. These management trails will not be formally closed and will not restrict access to park users. Visitors may experience short delays due to the movement of contractor vehicles.

Please adhere to all safety signage, and any instructions issued by NPWS staff or their contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 18 Apr 2018, 10.09am to Wed 30 May 2018, 3.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Apr 2018, 11.31am

Other planned events: Waterfall Oval helicopter operations

Helicopter operations will take place on Wednesday 30 May 2018, from 8.30am to 3.30pm at Waterfall Oval. Uloola walking track and vehicle trail will be affected by these operations.

For safety, walkers should stay well clear of these operations. Short delays may be experienced and walkers should follow directions of staff on the ground.

For more information, contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 27 Nov 2017, 2.25pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is underway at Towra Point Nature Reserve. 1080 poison can affect non-target species (for example, dogs and cats). The program will finish on Saturday 31 March 2018.

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Applies from Fri 8 Sep 2017, 11.59am to Wed 4 Jul 2018, 11.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 May 2018, 10.17am

Closed areas: Change in access to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon

NPWS is upgrading the track to Wattamolla Beach and lagoon. The works are part of a broader upgrade of the Coast track from Bundeena to Garie Beach. The track upgrade will be happening between September 2017 and Jul 2018. Access to the beach and lagoon during this time will be via a pontoon across the lagoon. Local Track closures will be in place where works are being undertaken.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 4.34pm

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland Rifle Range operation schedule

1. For public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice. 

Always check Park Alerts before you enter the park.

2. Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • There are warning signs at the park's entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed.

3. When is the eastern section of the park closed?

  • Every Saturday 
  • Every 1st Sunday of the month (starting Sunday 1 July 2018)
  • Every 3rd Sunday of the month
  • All day Wednesday 13 June 2018

These closures apply to the eastern section of the park only, including Boora Point walking track.

They do not apply to the western section of the park, including Western Escarpment walking track.

The range operation schedule is provided by the NSW Rifle Association (the range authority).

4. Contacts

To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, call (02) 9661 4532.

To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line or call (02) 9337 5511.

Visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.29am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rock falls

Some areas of this park are closed to public access due to rock fall hazards. Closed areas are: 

  • The northern section of the Mt Keira Ring track that extends west from the Mt Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • All areas above Mt Keira Ring track to Mt Keira summit, except for the Dave Walsh track and the rock-climbing area on the western face of Mt Keira.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188.

View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access permitted. Reserve located entirely within Sydney Catchment Area

This park is entirely located within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area Zone. There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/royal-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • 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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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Wedding Cake Rock, Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan