Upper Causeway picnic area
Royal National Park
Upper Causeway picnic spot offers a lovely rustic base for walking and cycling in the forest along Lady Wakehurst Drive in Royal National Park, near Waterfall.
- Picnic areas
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
Upper Causeway picnic area is a great spot for a quick bite to eat before setting out on a walk along the delightful Forest path. It’s also a great place to enjoy the lush forests of the hinterland of Australia’s oldest park. You’ll find Upper Causeway picnic area at the junction of McKell Avenue and Lake Wakehurst Drive in the southern precinct of Royal National Park, near Waterfall.
Unpack the picnic hamper amid the lush rainforest and towering Sydney redgums that fringe this scenic picnic spot. If you’re into road cycling, it’s a great pit stop for a bite to eat and a bit of road-side bicycle maintenance before jumping on the saddle and exploring the park with pedal power.
Upper Causeway picnic area is also a great spot for a quick bite to eat before setting out on a walk along the delightful Couranga walking track, Forest path or Lady Carrington drive. It’s also a great place to enjoy the lush forests of the hinterland of Australia’s oldest park.
Continue on towards the coast to Garie Beach picnic area for a swim or check out the views at Governor Game lookout.
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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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 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, Audley, 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. 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
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