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Bungoona lookout and path

Royal National Park

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Wheelchair-accessible Bungoona path and lookout offers fantastic scenic views of Hacking River, with picnicking and birdwatching. It’s a great family day trip south of Sydney.

0.92km return
Time suggested
Grade 1
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen

Round up the family and head to Royal National Park for a leisurely day by picturesque Hacking River, near Audley. Wheelchair-accessible Bungoona lookout is a perfect first stop, with great opportunities for picnicking and birdwatching.

Bungoona path meanders to the ridgetop and a scenic lookout with a lovely panorama of the river and surrounding park. It’s a view worth sharing with young and old, and the concrete path is specifically designed for prams and wheelchairs. Enjoy a relaxing riverside picnic at nearby Reids Flat picnic area. Keep an eye out for yellow-tailed cockatoos and lorikeets feasting in the banksias.

If you’re keen to know more about the activities on offer in Australia’s oldest national park, drop in to Royal National Park Visitor Centre for information on walking tracks, picnic areas and camping.

Take a virtual tour of Bungoona lookout and path captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Access-friendly walking tracks

NSW National Parks offers some amazing access-friendly walking tracks suitable for visitors with prams, wheelchairs and people with reduced mobility.

People using a wheelchair accessible track in one of NSW's national parks. Photo: Paul Foley's Lightmoods

Conservation program:

Conservation and coastal engravings in Royal National Park

The conservation and coastal engravings project in the Royal National Park is working to preserve one of the region’s finest expressions of Aboriginal culture: the Jibbon Headland Aboriginal engravings. A new boardwalk and viewing platform limit the foot access that was damaging the engravings, while encroaching soil and vegetation are being removed.

Aboriginal engravings in Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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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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