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Royal National Park

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Overview

A day trip or school excursion to Royal National Park in Sydney's south, will offer plenty of opportunities for barbecues, fishing, bushwalking, birdwatching and whale watching.

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Sydney’s heritage-listed Royal National Park is affectionately known to locals as the ‘Nasho’ or just ‘the Royal’. Established in 1879, it’s the world's second-oldest national park. It features unique heritage attractions, along with fascinating plants, birds and animals. Perfect for bushwalking, cycling, surfing, picnicking or whale watching, this diverse park offers everything from beaches to rainforest.

Located near Cronulla within an hour’s drive from both the Sydney CBD and Wollongong, the 16,000ha Royal National Park is like a big beautiful backyard. Whether you come for a morning jog or a week-long camping holiday, you’ll discover something new each time.

Highlights in this park

Girl walks along a mossy log in a shady forest setting. Credit: Natasha Webb. © Natasha Webb/DPIE

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Forest path

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Royal National Park bus service

The Park Connections bus is not running until further notice. This is to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.

A Park Connections bus at Garawarra Farm carpark. Photo: Busfleet Australia

 

Digital NSW National Parks passes

NSW National Parks annual passes are now digital. Buy online and start using straight away. It's a faster, easier way to buy and use your annual pass.

A hand holds a mobile phone with water views background from Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell © DPIE

General enquiries

Contact

  • 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).

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