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Bundeena Drive to Marley walk

Royal National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 21 July 2021, 9.21am

Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 12.01am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 9.21am.

Closed areas: Closed areas for pest animal management program

Some areas of Royal National Park will be closed to the public between sunset and sunrise to enable pest animal management programs to be carried out.

These closures will be signposted at the entry points to the closed areas.

The affected areas include:

  • Audley Precinct
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground
  • Garrawarra Farm
  • Lady Carrington Drive

Visitors who have approved bookings to camp can still access their campsites during these times.

For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 28 Jun 2021, 10.51am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 8.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 5.39pm

Closed areas: Audley Visitor Centre closed due to COVID-19

Royal National Park Visitor Centre at Audley is closed until Saturday 31 July 2021 to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff in line with current NSW Health orders.

Please ensure compliance with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local National Park during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 4.26pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 4.30pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed during COVID-19 lockdown

In line with current NSW Health orders, access to Kamay Botany Bay National Park is available for exercise purposes only. Benches and picnic areas are closed. Please ensure compliance with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local National Park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Mon 28 Jun 2021, 10.46am to Sat 31 Jul 2021, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Jul 2021, 4.27pm

Closed areas: Kurnell Visitor Centre closed

Kurnell Visitor Centre is currently closed until Saturday 31 July 2021 to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff in line with current NSW Health orders. Please ensure compliance with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local National Park during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Tue 29 Jun 2021, 11.54am to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 2.41pm

Closed parks: Closed areas: Picnic areas closed during COVID-19 lockdown

In line with current NSW Health orders, access to Kamay Botany Bay National Park is available for exercise purposes only. Benches and picnic areas are closed. Please ensure compliance with the current COVID-19 rules if visiting your local National Park during this time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 6.00am to Thu 29 Jul 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 9.36am

Closed areas: The Coast track closed at Burning Palms

The Coast track at Burning Palms will be subject to closures due to a major upgrade taking place from Monday 22 March to 29 July 2021.

The track will be closed from 8am Monday to 4pm Thursday every week during the closure period. The track will remain open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

These works will affect access to:

  • Figure 8 Pools
  • Palm Jungle loop track
  • The Coast track between Burning Palms and Otford lookout

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please visit the Environment, Energy and Science website or contact the Royal National Park Visitors Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 12.01am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 9.21am

Closed areas: Closed areas for pest animal management program

Some areas of Royal National Park will be closed to the public between sunset and sunrise to enable pest animal management programs to be carried out.

These closures will be signposted at the entry points to the closed areas.

The affected areas include:

  • Audley Precinct
  • Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote
  • Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
  • North Era campground
  • Garrawarra Farm
  • Lady Carrington Drive

Visitors who have approved bookings to camp can still access their campsites during these times.

For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 1.23pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 6.35pm

Closed areas: Wattamolla lower loop carpark and picnic area closed

The Lower Loop carpark and picnic area are closed for upgrades until October 2021. Access through Wattamolla for the Royal Coast track will be available and signposted. Access to the beach, amenities building, upper carpark areas and Providential Point will remain open.

Large vehicles and buses over 8.8 metres cannot access Wattamolla. Buses should not enter Wattamolla Road from Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. There is no safe area to park or manoeuvre at Wattamolla or along Wattamolla Road. All other vehicles can enter Wattamolla and park in carparks numbers 2 to 5 (parking is limited during peak periods).

For more information, please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Tue 8 Jun 2021, 7.00am to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jun 2021, 6.35pm

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale coastal repairs

Coastal protection works are underway to the western section of the Bonnie Vale picnic area (near campground entrance). The walking track between Maianbar and Bonnie Vale is open to pedestrians. Access to Deeban Spit will be impacted. Please stay on the track and avoid the fenced work area.

For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 11.20am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Jun 2021, 1.03pm

Closed areas: Kurnell exhibition and theatre areas closed

The exhibition area of Kamay Botany National Park Visitor Centre is closed to ensure COVID-19 safety is appropriately managed for visitors. Please check the website for updated information. 

You can still access Kurnell Visitor Centre for information, retail purchases and park pass sales. Signage is in place around the closed areas inside the building.

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 11.27am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Road closed for upgrades

The road to Cape Solander and the whale watching platform will be closed from Monday 3 May to late July 2021. Learn more about the improvements being made at Cape Solander and find out about other top whale watching locations around Sydney.

For more information, contact the Kurnell office on 02 9968 2005.

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Applies from Wed 19 Sep 2018, 8.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 1.35pm

Closed areas: Bonnie Vale campground

Bonnie Vale campground is currently closed to allow for the remediation of asbestos containing material surfacing onsite. It will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please visit:

You can also visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Bonnie Vale picnic area and Bonnie Vale boat ramp are open and safe for visitors.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/bundeena-drive-to-marley-walk/local-alerts

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'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
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Emergency services

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