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Royal National Park Visitor Centre

Royal National Park

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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.

Visitor centres
2 Lady Carrington Drive, Audley, NSW, 2232 - in Royal National Park in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
Opening times

8.30am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas day.

Call into the newly-refurbished Royal National Park Visitor Centre, located on the ground floor of the Audley Dance Hall. Here you can pick up a Royal National Park map and find more information to help you make the most of your visit.

Not sure which walk to take? We can provide a list of all the walking tracks in the park. Our staff will help you work out which walks are easy or challenging. Plus they'll give you lots of suggestions about other trails, routes and personal recommendations.

The shady picnic areas surrounding the centre are popular with kids and families and have good facilities. You can also start here if you plan to cycle your bike along Lady Carrington Drive.

With various arts and crafts for sale, Royal National Park Visitor Centre is also the place to go if you’d like to take home a souvenir of your visit.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • Varneys Bridge, a historic wooden bridge that crosses the Hacking River in Royal National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell © OEH

    Audley heritage tour

    Take a guided tour through the historic Audley Valley, in the heart of Royal National Park. You’ll explore heritage-listed buildings and learn how this popular day trip destination came to be.

  • A child peeking over a pair of binoculars on a NPWS Discovery tour. Credit: Simone Cottrell/OEH © Royal Botanic Gardens.

    Junior ranger: Royal National Park

    Discover the Royal National Park these school holidays as a newly appointed ‘junior ranger’. This interactive guided activity is designed for children aged 6 to 14 years.


Free to hire mobility chairs

Looking for access-friendly walks? NSW National Parks is pleased to provide all-terrain mobility chairs for visitors at Royal National Park, Morton National Park and Kosciuszko National Park.

TrailRider, Royal National Park. Photo credit: DPIE

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Park info

  • 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
See more visitor info