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Royal bushies

Royal National Park


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Royal National Park was Australia’s first national park. Help protect its biodiversity well into the future. If you like gardening, volunteer to do bush regeneration in this popular park.

Bush regeneration, weed and pest management

Weekly throughout the year.

Royal National Park
Medium. Most activities can be adapted to all levels of fitness, medium level of fitness required.
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
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The Royal bushies help protect Royal National Park’s diverse vegetation communities, from rainforest to coastal heath. When you volunteer with us, you’ll be actively conserving the biodiversity of this amazing park. All the plants and animals in the park benefit from our volunteers’ work creating a healthy bush environment. 

Join in and meet like-minded people, while enjoying a fulfilling outdoor activity. You’ll learn a lot about Royal’s environments, while also becoming fitter and gaining a great sense of wellbeing. You’ll pick up new skills as you do this valuable weeding and bush regeneration work.

Wear sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather and conditions, a hat and sunscreen. Bring a raincoat, drinking water, snacks and lunch.

Gardening gloves and morning tea provided.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Volunteer for bushfire recovery

Following this season's unprecedented bushfires, you can register your interest to help the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Saving our Species program rehabilitate and protect our threatened animals and plants.

Volunteers planting in Tomaree National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE


Saving Our Species program

Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree. Photo: Courtesy of Taronga Zoo/OEH
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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. Seasonal ticket booths at Wattamolla and Garie Beach - cash and credit card facilities available. Please bring correct change. There are also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes or you can pay for your visit via 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
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