Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area
Enjoy scenic waterfall views at Maddens Falls lookout near Helensburgh, a great reward after a long bushwalk and the perfect place for birdwatching and photography.
Figure Eight Pools is located on a dangerous rock shelf in Sydney's Royal National Park near Burning Palms Beach. Plan your trip using the wave risk forecast.
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Go camping at North Era campground overlooking North Era Beach in Royal National Park. North Era's bush campsites are perfectly located for an overnight stop while walking the Coast Track.
Wake up to the distant sound of cascading waterfalls at Carrington Falls campground, near Robertson in the Southern Highlands. You’ll find walking tracks, swimming holes and lookouts a short distance from your camping spot.
NSW national parks have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure.
WilderQuest is a fun kids program designed to nurture a love of nature. Download the award-winning WilderQuest iPad app and go on a quest to discover all the animals, plants and hidden secrets within NSW national parks.
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Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. However, it is recommended that bushwalking only be undertaken during daylight hours because of the presence of cliff edges and other hazards.