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Garawarra Farm carpark

Royal National Park

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Garawarra Farm carpark is in the Garie area of Royal National Park, just off Garie Road. It has toilets and is the starting point for a number of walks including Figure Eight Pools.

There are no picnic facilities at Garawarra Farm carpark but there are toilets. Know before you go:

  • If you plan to visit Figure Eight Pools, check the risk forecast before you leave. 
  • Come prepared for walks that leave from this location. Wear study footwear, hat, sunglasses and take at least 2 litres of water per person. 
  • You can buy your day pass at the ticket machines located in the carpark
  • This area is not suitable for small children or strollers
  • The closest place to buy food or drink is at the Garie beach kiosk
  • Mobile phone reception is unreliable
  • Garie Road is a dirt road, not suitable for lowered 2WD vehicles and not suitable for 2WD vehicles in wet weather.


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These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.

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  • 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).

    Buy annual pass