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Bungoona lookout and path

Royal National Park


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.

Royal National Park
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


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Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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

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 Bonnie Vale, Wattamolla and Garie Beach are cash only, as there is no power or mobile connection. Please bring correct change.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Royal National Park Visitor Centre
      02 9542 0648
      13000 PARKS 1300 072 757 for campground and cottage bookings
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
    • 2 Lady Carrington Drive, Royal National Park, NSW 2232
    • Royal National Park area office
      02 9542 0632
      13000 PARKS 1300 072 757 for campground and cottage bookings
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm. Closed public holidays.
    • 159 Farnell Avenue, Royal National Park, NSW 2232
    • Fax: 02 9542 1420
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Bungoona path, Royal National Park. Photo: Andy Richards/NSW Government