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Audley Dance Hall Cafe

Royal National Park


Visit Audley Dance Hall Cafe for a coffee or a meal after bushwalking in Sydney's Royal National Park in the Sutherland area. The cafe also sells takeaway food and drinks, so you can organise your own picnic.

Cafes and kiosks
2 Lady Carrington Drive , Royal National Park, NSW, 2232 - in Royal National Park
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note

There is limited mobile phone reception in this park.

It took two years and a multi-million dollar refurbishment, but when Audley Dance Hall at Audley Weir reopened in 2011, Audley Cafe quickly made it the destination for visitors looking for a bite to eat in Royal National Park.

Set amid native bushland with views over Hacking River, the cafe is a perfect place to kick back over breakfast or a hearty lunch. Birds forage on the lawn and rowboats drift across the river, with leaves falling from the trees in autumn.

You can also wander down to Audley boatshed and rent a boat to paddle on Audley Weir.

Royal National Park has always been a popular destination for Sydneysiders, and this is one more reason to make the pilgrimage out from the city.

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

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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 Wattamolla and Garie Beach - cash and credit card facilities available. Please bring correct change. There's also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

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Weir Cafe, Royal National Park. Photo: Eirc Sierins