Royal National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Royal bushies.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Royal National Park's main entry points are along the Princes Highway
- Turn off the highway at either Farnell Avenue, just south of Loftus, or at McKell Avenue at Waterfall.
- You can reach the park along the Princes Highway, or via Otford which is north of Stanwell Park.
Roads in the Royal National Park can be extremely busy and traffic delays should be expected on weekends and public holidays during summer. For up to date traffic information we recommend people check www.livetraffic.com
If you prefer to leave the car at home, many attractions in Royal National Park can be accessed via public transport.
Park entry points
- Farnell Avenue, Loftus See on map
- Lady Wakehurst Drive, Otford See on map
- McKell Avenue, Waterfall See on map
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
Follow @royalnpalerts on Twitter for regular, real-time updates on the amount of parking available in the park, and information about any traffic control measures that have been applied.
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
Some attractions in Royal National Park can be accessed from train stations including Cronulla, Loftus, Heathcote, Waterfall, and Otford train station at the southern end of the national park. Visit the Transport NSW website for more information.
From Cronulla, you can take the ferry to Bundeena.
Royal National Park bus service
Park Connections operate a Royal National Park bus service between Sutherland Train Station and locations within the park including Audley, Garie Beach, Wattamolla, Bundeena Wharf, Otford Train Station, and the north and south ends of The Coast track.
Maps and downloads
- 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