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Palm Jungle loop track

Royal National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Palm Jungle loop track.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    4 - 6hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    10km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

Palm Jungle loop track starts at Garawarra Farm carpark in the southern precinct of Royal National Park. To get there:

From Audley:

  • Drive across Audley Weir and continue along Sir Bertram Stevens Drive
  • Turn left onto Garie Road and immediately turn right again
  • Follow the unsealed trail to Garawarra Farm carpark

From Waterfall:

  • Follow McKell Avenue to the end
  • Turn left onto Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and continue for approximately 5km
  • Turn right onto Garie Road and immediately turn right again
  • Follow the unsealed trail to Garawarra Farm carpark

Road quality

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Parking

Parking is available at Garawarra Farm carpark.

Bus

Skip driving and parking in Royal National Park and catch the Park Connections bus.

Hop from Sutherland station or Bundeena Wharf to spots in the park like Garrawarra Farm carpark, Audley, or Wattamolla.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Strong rips and currents may be present at Burning Palms – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Permitted

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Palm Jungle loop track

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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. Seasonal ticket booths at Wattamolla and Garie Beach - cash and credit card facilities available. Please bring correct change. There are also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes or you can pay for your visit via 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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