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Currawong Flat picnic area

Royal National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 25 January 2023, 8.35am

Applies from Fri 23 Dec 2022, 2.36pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.35am.

Other planned events: Summer road closures

Royal National Park can be extremely busy in summer. Some parts of the park may be closed at short notice when carparks are full or for other public safety reasons.

Areas likely to be affected by carpark closures or access restrictions when precincts reach capacity are:

  • Wattamolla picnic area and Wattamolla Road
  • Garawarra Farm carpark and Garawarra Farm Road (Figure 8 Pools carpark)
  • Bonnie Vale picnic area
  • Audley precinct

Please note that, due to a landslide, Transport for NSW has closed Garie Road at the intersection with Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. Vehicles and pedestrians will not be able to use any part of Garie Road to access any part of Royal National Park. A reopening date for this road is not currently known, but is expected to be in mid to late 2023.

For up-to-the-minute closure information please check the Royal National Park Twitter account or the Live Traffic NSW website.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 16 Jan 2023, 9.52am to Wed 31 Jan 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 11.14am

Closed areas: Palm Jungle loop track partial closure

The eastern section of Palm Jungle loop track between Burning Palms and Werrong lookout, is closed for 12 months, from Monday 16 January 2023 to Wednesday 31 January 2024.

This closure is due to track upgrade works.

You can still walk this section of The Coast track if you divert via Garawarra Farm and Burgh Ridge trail.

For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 7.00am to Thu 20 Apr 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 11.03am

Closed areas: Area closed for track upgrade

The following area is undergoing trail upgrade works between Monday 30 January to Thursday 20 April 2023. The affected areas are:

  • Uloola Falls trail and walking track 
  • Uloola Falls campground

You may experience delays during works. Please be cautious of machinery on the trail and follow directions of NPWS staff and contractors.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 23 Dec 2022, 2.36pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.35am

Other planned events: Summer road closures

Royal National Park can be extremely busy in summer. Some parts of the park may be closed at short notice when carparks are full or for other public safety reasons.

Areas likely to be affected by carpark closures or access restrictions when precincts reach capacity are:

  • Wattamolla picnic area and Wattamolla Road
  • Garawarra Farm carpark and Garawarra Farm Road (Figure 8 Pools carpark)
  • Bonnie Vale picnic area
  • Audley precinct

Please note that, due to a landslide, Transport for NSW has closed Garie Road at the intersection with Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. Vehicles and pedestrians will not be able to use any part of Garie Road to access any part of Royal National Park. A reopening date for this road is not currently known, but is expected to be in mid to late 2023.

For up-to-the-minute closure information please check the Royal National Park Twitter account or the Live Traffic NSW website.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 25 Aug 2022, 9.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 5.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Dec 2022, 9.44am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting a baiting program using manufactured baits, fresh baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program will take place between Thursday 25 August 2022 and Friday 31 March 2023 in Towra Point Nature Reserve.

Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. All baiting locations are identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Fox baiting in these reserves is aimed at reducing their impact on threatened species.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kurnell area office on 02 9668 2000 or the NPWS after hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

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Applies from Fri 6 May 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Jan 2023, 2.07pm

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track in poor condition

Sections of Curra Moors fire trail and walking loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please use caution and be aware of unstable edges.

Planning for repairs is in progress. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 10.39am

Closed areas: Garie Road closed due to damage

Garie Road is closed until further notice due to damage to the road surface.

This road may remain closed for some time to allow for extensive repairs. A reopening date is not currently known.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check Live Traffic NSW for updates before driving to Garie Beach.

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Applies from Tue 12 Jul 2022, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.34am

Safety alerts: Landslip on Lady Carrington Drive

Lady Carrington Drive has been impacted by recent rain. The surface is eroded and waterlogged. Use caution on rough and slippery surfaces.

A portion of the track has been impacted by a landslip. Please travel through this section without stopping.

For more information contact the local area office.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/picnic-areas/currawong-flat-picnic-area/local-alerts

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. Payment options include Audley Visitor Centre, vehicle entry stations, pay machines and 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).

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Emergency services

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