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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Wedding Cake Rock is a popular and very fragile rock formation located along the challenging Coast track in Sydney's Royal National Park. Experience the beauty of this natural wonder without risking your safety.
A perfect pit stop on a car tour of Royal National Park, Governor Game lookout offers scenic coastal views and birdwatching with picnicking.
Quibray Bay viewing platform in Kurnell is a great place for birdwatching and also features scenic views across conservation areas close to Sydney.
The coastal Wattamolla picnic area at Royal National Park is a popular family spot for swimming, fishing, snorkelling and bushwalking.
A perfect day out, Garie Beach is a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic and is great for swimming, whale watching, fishing, surfing and walking options.
For a great day of swimming, kayaking, or fishing in the waters of Port Hacking, take the family to Bonnie Vale picnic area in Royal National Park, near Bundeena.
Burrawang Reach picnic area is a popular spot for a picnic or barbecue. Set on the sandy shores of George’s River, you can fish and paddle nearby.
Family-friendly riverside Currawong Flat picnic area offers fishing, paddling and picnicking along the banks of Hacking River in Royal National Park, near Sydney.
Fitzpatrick Park picnic area at Picnic Point is a great place for a family barbecue not far from Sydney. Enjoy a barbecue, go fishing or enjoy a spot of paddling.
Gunjulla Flat picnic area is a lovely rest area, great for birdwatching, while on a car tour of Royal National Park, near Waterfall.
Wheelchair accessible Ironbark Flat picnic area is a great riverside spot for a family friendly weekend day trip with scenic views of Hacking River, near Audley and a short drive from Sydney.
A visit to this Sutherland picnic spot, located at Kingfisher Pool campground in Heathcote National Park, near Waterfall, offers birdwatching, bushwalking and swimming.
Idyllic Pool Flat picnic area offers swimming and paddling on Hacking River in Royal National Park, in the popular family friendly Audley region, south of Sydney.
Make a beeline for Royal National Park Visitor Centre on your trip to Sydney's Royal National Park. It offers excellent tourist information as well as 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.
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.
For a moderate walk through Royal National Park, the delightful Karloo walking track offers swimming, picnicking and scenic waterfall views, 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.
Enjoy scenic views of the river along Ridge walking track - a short walk from Burrawang Beach to Cattle Duffers picnic area in Georges River National Park.
Georges River National Park is an easy daytrip from Sydney. Birdwatchers love the Yeramba Lagoon loop track – a short track with scenic views and lots of birdlife.
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.