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Mount Royal National Park

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Fire affected area

Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.

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

Read more about Mount Royal National Park

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/DPIE

    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...

  • A group of people descending a hill on a guided walk on Pieries Peak in Mount Royal National Park with Callicoma Hill. Photo: Martin Fallding © Callicoma Hill

    Guided bushwalks in the Hunter Valley

    Explore the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest of Mount Royal National Park on a guided bushwalk with Callicoma Hill Eco-Cabins. Discover ancie...


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Two men cross a creek bridge on a rainforest walk in Border Ranges National Park. Photo: Branden Bodman/OEH

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