Bonnie Vale picnic area
Royal National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Bonnie Vale picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Bonnie Vale picnic area is in the Bundeena area of Royal National Park.
To drive 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.
Park entry points
- Bonnie Vale carpark See on map
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Bonnie Vale picnic area. Think about car pooling as visitor numbers in these areas often exceed available parking.
- Take a train to Cronulla, then walk for 5 minutes to Cronulla ferry wharf.
- Take the ferry from Cronulla wharf to Bundeena wharf.
- When you arrive at Bundeena wharf you'll see a map showing you the route to walk to Bonnie Vale picnic area, which takes about 15 minutes.
Best times to visit
Escape the crowds at Sydney's popular beaches and venture south to Bundeena's Bonnie Vale picnic area. It's a terrific spot for swimming and kayaking, with Cabbage Tree Basin just behind the picnic area.
Bundeena is an ideal place to stop at a cafe and refuel before setting out on a bushwalk to Jibbon Head, or even further along The Coast Track.
- Flush toilets
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
Maps and downloads
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
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.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Royal National Park Visitor Centre
- 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 9542 0648
- 1300 072 757 for campground and cottage bookings
- 2 Lady Carrington Drive, Royal National Park, NSW 2232
- 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).Buy annual pass