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Red Cedar Flat picnic area

Royal National Park

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Rustic Red Cedar Flat picnic area offers a perfect pit stop for walkers, cyclers and birdwatchers in the southern reaches of Royal National Park, near Otford.

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Remember to bring your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

Near Otford and in the southern section of Royal National Park, rustic Red Cedar Flat picnic area is an ideal no-fuss lunch spot. Whether you’re on a leisurely car tour of the park, or prepping for an adventure, you’ll be able to pull up and park easily. It’s also an easy spot to check your gear and have a quick bite before heading off on a road cycling tour, or stepping out on one of the many walking tracks on offer in the park.

Arriving at the picnic spot, stretch your legs on a couple of small loop walks nearby. Unpack a picnic on the tables, and enjoy lunch, followed by a bit of birdwatching.

If you’re keen to explore further, try Governor Game lookout in the north, or a stop at nearby Otford lookout – it’s well worth it for spectacular views up and down the coast. If you’re in need of a refreshing swim, head to Garie Beach picnic area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Conservation program:

Conservation and coastal engravings in Royal National Park

The conservation and coastal engravings project in the Royal National Park is working to preserve one of the region’s finest expressions of Aboriginal culture: the Jibbon Headland Aboriginal engravings. A new boardwalk and viewing platform limit the foot access that was damaging the engravings, while encroaching soil and vegetation are being removed.

Aboriginal engravings in Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan


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.

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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).

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