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Mount Royal National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mount Royal National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Singleton:

    • Travelling north, drive through Singleton on New England Highway.
    • Turn right onto Bridgeman Roa d at Dunolly and after approximately 15km, veer left into Mount Royal Road at Carrowbrook.
    • Follow this unsealed road for about 7km

    Park entry points


    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Mount Royal National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


    This is the best time of year to tackle the hike to Pieries Peak for spectacular scenic views of the area.


    Enjoy a shady barbecue at Youngville picnic area.


    Orchids are in flower at this time of year, so take a walk to Carrow Brook to enjoy them.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    17°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    7°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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).



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Mount Royal National Park


    Nearby towns

    Singleton (50 km)

    Just north of Singleton, at the foot of the Mount Royal Range, Lake St Clair makes a great nature lover's playground. Whether it's swimming, sailing, waterskiing, camping, fishing or picnicking you're after, you'll find it here.

    Newcastle (130 km)

    Newcastle is a harbour city surrounded by amazing surf beaches that are linked by a great coastal walk, the Bathers Way. The walk from Nobbys Beach to Merewether Beach takes about three hours and is a great way to explore the city.