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Royal National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 29 April 2017, 9.20am

Applies from Sat 29 Apr 2017, 10.00am to Sun 30 Apr 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Apr 2017, 9.20am.

Safety alerts: Figure 8 Pools - high risk

  • It’s too dangerous to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • You can’t access the rock platform because it’s 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 Sat 22 Apr 2017, 2.32pm to Mon 8 May 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Apr 2017, 10.29am.

Other incidents: Wattamolla barbecues out of order

All barbecues in the Wattamolla precinct are currently out of order. Barbecues are available at Audley and Bonnievale. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience.

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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 Sat 29 Apr 2017, 10.00am to Sun 30 Apr 2017, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 29 Apr 2017, 9.20am

Safety alerts: Figure 8 Pools - high risk

  • It’s too dangerous to visit Figure Eight Pools now
  • You can’t access the rock platform because it’s 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 Sat 22 Apr 2017, 2.32pm to Mon 8 May 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Apr 2017, 10.29am

Other incidents: Wattamolla barbecues out of order

All barbecues in the Wattamolla precinct are currently out of order. Barbecues are available at Audley and Bonnievale. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience.

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Applies from Thu 30 Mar 2017, 7.00am to Wed 31 May 2017, 6.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Apr 2017, 4.47pm

Safety alerts: Mount Keira Ring track closed

A section of Mount Keira Ring track is closed for feral animal control. The closed area is the northern section of the track that extends west from Mount Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive. View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact 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 15 Mar 2017, 3.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 28 Apr 2017, 1.07pm

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland

The eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is often closed during ANZAC Rifle Range operations for public safety reasons. These closures may occur with little or no notice. Please do not enter if red flags are flying above the range, or if the gated entry points at Fishermans Road or South Maroubra Beach are closed.

The current range operation schedule provided by the NSW Rifle Association as at 15 March 2017 indicates that the park will be closed during these times:

  • Every Saturday until 6pm
  • Every 3rd Sunday of the month until 6pm
  • 20 April 2017
  • 21 April 2017
  • 22 April 2017
  • 23 April 2017
  • 25 April 2017
  • 26 April 2017
  • 28 April 2017
  • 9  May 2017

  • 10 May 2017

For more information, please contact the NPWS Vaucluse area office on (02) 9337 5511 or 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 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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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