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Royal National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Royal bushies.

Getting there and parking

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    From Sydney:

    • 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.

    From Wollongong:

    • 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

    If you prefer to leave the car at home, many attractions in Royal National Park can be accessed via public transport.

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 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.

    By bike

    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.

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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).

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