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Bonnie Vale campground

Royal National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bonnie Vale campground.

Getting there and parking

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    Bonnie Vale campground is in the Bundeena precinct of Royal National Park. To get there:

    From Audley:

    • Drive across Audley Weir and continue along Sir Bertram Stevens Drive for approximately 10km
    • Turn left onto Bundeena Drive and continue to Bundeena township
    • As you enter the town, turn left onto Sea Breeze Lane and follow the signs.

    Think about car pooling to Bonnie Vale as visitor numbers in these areas often exceed available parking. Alternatively, take the ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena wharf. It’s a 15-minute walk along a track to the entrance.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    • Gates are locked between 8pm and 7am. There's no vehicle entry or exit between these times.

    Facilities

    Campsites are marked and suitable for caravans, camper trailers, campervans and tents.

    Toilets

    • Flush toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

    Drinking water

    Showers

    Cold beach showers are also available.

    • Hot showers

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Camping safety

    Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Water activities

    Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - medium

    This area can be accessed with some assistance

    • Wheelchair accessible toilets

    Prohibited

    Drones

    Flying recreational drones is not permitted because this park is located within 5.5km of an airfield or helicopter landing site. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) states that drones should not be flown within 30m of vehicles, boats, buildings or people, or within 5.5km of an airfield. Drones can also impact on public enjoyment and privacy, interfere with park operations, and may pose a threat to wildlife in some areas.

    Please contact the park office for consent if you wish to fly a drone for commercial filming or photography purposes. For more information, see the Drones in Parks policy.

    Camp fires and solid fuel burners

    Gathering firewood

    Generators

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Bonnie Vale campground

    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
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    Visitor centre

    Bonnie Vale campground, Royal National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH