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.
- 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.
Access-friendly walking tracks
NSW national parks offers some amazing access-friendly walking tracks suitable for people with disability. Escape the city and explore some of the picturesque wheelchair-accessible tracks on offer.
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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Royal National Park Visitor Centre
- 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 9542 0648
- 1300 072 757 for campground and cottage bookings
- 2 Lady Carrington Drive, Audley, NSW 2232
- 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).Buy annual pass
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