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Uloola walking track

Royal National Park

Overview

A perfect day trip from Sydney, Uloola walking track is a long but picturesque walk through the waterfalls, wildflowers and sandstone formations of Royal National Park.

Where
Royal National Park
Distance
11km one-way
Time suggested
4 - 6hrs
Grade
Grade 3
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Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Check the weather before you set out as Uloola walking track can become boggy when it rains.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

You won’t believe this long walk is only an hour from the centre of Sydney. Uloola walking track meanders through the picturesque highlands of Royal National Park, and you’ll soon forget you’re so close to civilisation. It’s also a popular mountain biking track, so keep your eye out for cyclists.

After passing Couranga walking track, continue through the heathlands and you’ll be dazzled by a wildflower display in the spring. Keep an eye out for the towering gymea lily that shoots a striking red flower in the warmer months. The track follows the ridge line with some great scenic views. Look for the intriguing ‘whaleback’ formation in the sandstone.

Stop overnight at the pretty Uloola Falls campground. From here, you can loop back to Heathcote along Karloo walking track or continue on to Audley. If you’re into birdwatching, be sure to look for the quirky hanging nest of the water-loving rock warbler under the sandstone ledges.

Take a virtual tour of Uloola walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

Google Street View Trekker

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

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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'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).

    Buy annual pass
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Uloola Track, Royal National Park. Photo: Andy Richards/NSW Government