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Mount Royal National Park


Camp, hike, 4WD and picnic in World Heritage-listed gondwana rainforest at Mount Royal National Park, close to Barrington Tops National Park.

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Mount Royal National Park is a superb natural environment just waiting to be visited and admired. As part of Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, the park contains many birds and animals that remain relatively the same as their fossilised ancestors. It’s also home to various threatened and vulnerable species of wildlife such as the hastings river mouse, parma wallaby, rufous scrub bird and paradise riflebird, and the glossy black-cockatoo.

Come and explore this park by 4WD and on foot. Youngville campground is the ideal base to pitch your tent and head out to see more from there. Challenging walking tracks lead you to the summit of scenic rock features like Pieries Peak, so bring your hiking boots.

You’ll experience a variety of forest and vegetation types including shrubland, tall open forest, wet eucalypt forest, mid-altitude grassy forest and rainforest.

Highlights in this park

  • Pieries Peak walking track, Mount Royal National Park. Photo: Susan Davis.

    Pieries Peak walking track

    Pieries Peak walking track allows visitors to hike from Youngville campground to a scenic lookout across the Hunter Valley and Lake Saint Clair.

  • Youngville campground, Mount Royal National Park. Photo: Susan Davis.

    Youngville campground

    Camp at Youngville campground to access the World Heritage rainforests of Mount Royal National Park over a few days. Follow walking tracks and 4WD rou...


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is an innovative conservation program in NSW. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years.

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


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Pieries Peak walking track, Mount Royal National Park. Photo: Susan Davis.