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Warumbul picnic area

Royal National Park

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Secluded Warumbul picnic area is an ideal bush getaway with scenic water views across Port Hacking in Royal National Park, near Audley.

Picnic areas
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen

For a secluded bush picnic beside the pretty waterways of South West Arm, try the short walk to Warumbul picnic area in the northern section of Royal National Park, past Audley. You’ll feel a long way from the hustle and bustle beside the tranquil shores of Port Hacking.

It’s a short walk to this lovely bush setting and if you’re feeling energetic and have a bike, why not cycle in along the firetrail? Unpack a picnic at one of the tables and enjoy a relaxing lunch as you soak in the pretty views across the water to Gooseberry Bay and Costens Point.

After lunch, lie back and listen to the birds or explore the shoreline. It’s easy to while away a relaxing afternoon in this tranquil setting. Stay overnight at the nearby Weemalah Cottage or on the way home, you might be tempted to stop by Audley Dance Hall Cafe for a delicious coffee and cake.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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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.

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

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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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