Visit Audley Dance Hall Cafe for a coffee or a meal after bushwalking in Sydney's Royal National Park in the Sutherland area. The cafe also sells takeaway food and drinks, so you can organise your own picnic.
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Ironbark Flat is a popular, family-friendly riverside picnic area near Audley. Just a short drive from Sydney, it offers easy access for prams and wheelchairs, plus scenic views of Hacking River.
Kellys Falls picnic area is a network of walking trails, cascading waterfalls and scenic lookouts within Garawarra State Conservation Area between Sydney and Wollongong, near Helensburgh.
Reids Flat picnic area is an idyllic riverside spot for a family day out, with plenty of swimming, liloing and paddling along the Hacking River in Royal National Park, near Audley.
Make a beeline for Royal National Park Visitor Centre at Audley on your trip to Sydney's Royal National Park. It offers excellent tourist information and walking track maps.
This historic cycling track near Audley and a short drive from Sydney follows the river and offers birdwatching, pretty picnic areas and history to explore.
Indulge your senses on a big day out with Sydney Private Guided Tours. You’ll visit stunning lookouts, see beautiful wildlife and rainforest, and experience iconic coastal scenery.
This rewarding walk from Bundeena Drive to Little Marley Beach leads through heath, past fresh water pools and creeks, and on to scenic beach views in Royal National Park.
Forest path is an easy walk in Royal National Park. It's great for kids and just 1 hour south of Sydney. Wander through cabbage tree palms and Gymea lilies on the path beside Bola Creek and the Hacking River.
Combining several hiking tracks, this extended day walk is one of the region’s best, taking in scenic views of the coast and Sydney, with access to nearby forest picnic spots.
For a moderate walk through Royal National Park, the delightful Karloo walking track offers swimming, picnicking and scenic waterfall views, south of Sydney.
Challenging Werrong Beach track leads to a remote and secluded nude swimming beach with scenic coastal views in Royal National Park, south of Sydney.
A challenging walk through heath and waterfalls, the Curra Moors loop track offers scenic sandstone cliff and coastal views, waterfalls and great birdwatching.
A challenging yet spectacular walk, Palm Jungle loop track takes in rainforest, cliff tops, beaches and scenic coastal views in Royal National Park, near Otford.
Wheelchair-accessible Bungoona path and lookout offers fantastic scenic views of Hacking River, with picnicking and birdwatching. It’s a great family day trip south of Sydney.
For great Sydney bushwalking, visit Heathcote National Park, near Waterfall in the Sutherland shire; combine your hike with birdwatching and freshwater swimming.
Cawleys Road trail is a wide, well-formed track popular for bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding in Garawarra State Conservation Area, near Helensburgh.