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Palm Jungle loop track

Royal National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 17 November 2020, 11.12am

Applies from Tue 24 Nov 2020, 8.30pm to Thu 26 Nov 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Nov 2020, 11.12am.

Closed areas: Track closures due to helicopter operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 8.30pm, Tuesday 24 November to 5pm, Thursday 26 November 2020 for a helicopter operation. The closed areas are:

  • Royal Coast track between Burning Palms Beach and Marley Headland.
  • Marley track
  • Little Marley fire trail
  • Wattamolla precinct and Wattamolla Road
  • Curra Moors fire trail and Curra Moors track
  • Garie Beach precinct and Garie Road
  • Garawarra Farm, Garawarra Farm Road and Garawarra Ridge fire trail
  • Burgh Ridge track from Lady Wakehurst Drive to Royal Coast track
  • Wallumarra track 
  • Wises fire trail and Karani Ridge fire trail

Sir Bertram Stevens Drive will remain open. Visitors can access Wedding Cake Rock from Bundeena and Figure Eight Pools from Otford only.

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

Applies from Thu 30 Jul 2020, 8.03am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 12.07pm.

Closed areas: Access to Figure 8 Pools – Burgh Ridge track closed Mondays to Thursdays

Burgh Ridge track between Garawarra Farm and the Royal Coast track is closed during the week for major upgrade works from Saturday 1 August to Tuesday 1 December 2020:

  • The track is closed Monday to Thursday
  • The track is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

This closure will impact people visiting Figure 8 Pools. Visitors can access Figure 8 Pools from Garie Beach and Otford lookout along the Royal coast.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 24 Nov 2020, 8.30pm to Thu 26 Nov 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Nov 2020, 11.12am

Closed areas: Track closures due to helicopter operation

Some areas in this park are closed from 8.30pm, Tuesday 24 November to 5pm, Thursday 26 November 2020 for a helicopter operation. The closed areas are:

  • Royal Coast track between Burning Palms Beach and Marley Headland.
  • Marley track
  • Little Marley fire trail
  • Wattamolla precinct and Wattamolla Road
  • Curra Moors fire trail and Curra Moors track
  • Garie Beach precinct and Garie Road
  • Garawarra Farm, Garawarra Farm Road and Garawarra Ridge fire trail
  • Burgh Ridge track from Lady Wakehurst Drive to Royal Coast track
  • Wallumarra track 
  • Wises fire trail and Karani Ridge fire trail

Sir Bertram Stevens Drive will remain open. Visitors can access Wedding Cake Rock from Bundeena and Figure Eight Pools from Otford only.

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

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Applies from Fri 30 Oct 2020, 6.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Oct 2020, 11.59am

Closed areas: Audley boatshed

The Audley boatshed will be undergoing important conservation and repair works. Boat hire will be suspended and the building and immediate surrounding area will be closed during this period. 

For more information, please visit the Audley precinct upgrades webpage. or call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Wed 28 Oct 2020, 10.43am to Fri 18 Dec 2020, 8.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Nov 2020, 12.16pm

Closed areas: Ironbark Flat picnic area closed for landscape upgrade

Ironbark Flat will be undergoing landscape upgrades including new turf and installation of an irrigation system. The grassed area will be closed during this period. The Visitors Centre, Dancehall Café and toilets remain open. For more information, please visit the Audley Precinct upgrades webpage.

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

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Applies from Fri 14 Aug 2020, 12.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1.24pm

Safety alerts: Diversion on Mount Keira Ring track

The staircase on the western side of Mount Keira Road at the junction of Mount Keira Road and Queen Elizabeth Drive has been closed off for repairs. Please follow the relevant signage for a slight detour to the ring track at the crossing of Queen Elizabeth Drive.

If completing the loop in a clockwise direction: head north uphill of the closed staircase for roughly 50m until you come to an opening by the road. Take care crossing the road at this point and re-join the track at the usual entry point to the eastern side of the loop.

If completing the loop in an anticlockwise direction: when you get to Queen Elizabeth Drive crossing head north for roughly 50m from the point of entry to the western side of the loop. Re-join the track at this point.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jul 2020, 8.03am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 12.07pm

Closed areas: Access to Figure 8 Pools – Burgh Ridge track closed Mondays to Thursdays

Burgh Ridge track between Garawarra Farm and the Royal Coast track is closed during the week for major upgrade works from Saturday 1 August to Tuesday 1 December 2020:

  • The track is closed Monday to Thursday
  • The track is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

This closure will impact people visiting Figure 8 Pools. Visitors can access Figure 8 Pools from Garie Beach and Otford lookout along the Royal coast.

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

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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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/palm-jungle-loop-track/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).

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