Waterfall Flat picnic area
Royal National Park
A great place for a family day trip near Sydney, visit Waterfall Flat picnic area in Royal National Park, which offers scenic bush views and birdwatching.
- Picnic areas
- Royal National Park
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
Waterfall Flat picnic area could be your first port of call on a day trip to Royal National Park. Near Waterfall, it’s also a great spot for getting the bikes out ready for a cycle tour, or a perfect spot to pull in for a bush picnic, just off Princes Highway.
Unpack a picnic on the tables and enjoy a quick bite with bushland views. The large grassy areas are an ideal spot for the kids to have a run around on a quick pit stop before exploring the park.
Keep your eyes peeled for birds and other wildlife as the surrounding heath attracts nectar-loving birds such as the lewins honeyeater and wattlebirds. For a nearby walk to enjoy more of the park, check out Couranga walking track or Forest path.
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.
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
- 02 9585 6831
- 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, Royal National Park, 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. Seasonal ticket booths at Wattamolla and Garie Beach - cash and credit card facilities available. Please bring correct change. There's also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes.
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