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Audley Dance Hall Cafe

Royal National Park

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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, Audley, NSW, 2232 - in Royal National Park in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
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 Dance Hall 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


  • NPWS staff and visitors using the computers at Royal National Park Visitor Centre, Royal National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell © OEH

    Royal National Park Visitor Centre

    Make a beeline for Royal National Park Visitor Centre at Audley on your trip to Sydney's Royal National Park. It offers excellent tourist information and walking track maps.

  • A wide shot of Ironbark Flat picnic area in Royal National Park with trees and people in the distance. Photo: Nick Cubbin © OEH

    Ironbark Flat picnic area

    Ironbark Flat is a popular, family-friendly riverside picnic area near Audley. Just a short drive from Sydney, it offers easy access for prams and wheelchairs, plus scenic views of Hacking River.


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.


Royal National Park bus service

Skip driving and parking in Royal National Park and catch the Park Connections bus. Hop from Sutherland Station or Bundeena Wharf to spots in the park like Audley and Wattamolla.

A Park Connections bus at Garawarra Farm carpark. Photo: Busfleet Australia

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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 are also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes or you can pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    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).

    Buy annual pass
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