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Royal National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 18 June 2019, 1.58pm

Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 1.20pm to Wed 26 Jun 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2019, 1.58pm.

Other planned events: Audley Visitor Centre and Dance Hall Cafe closure

Royal National Park Visitor Centre, Audley Dance Hall Cafe and toilets will be closed on Wednesday 26 June 2019. This is due to an all-day power outage in the Audley area while Ausgrid electricity supply maintenance is underway.

For more information, please email the NPWS Royal area office or 02 9542 0632.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 1.09pm to Fri 21 Jun 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2019, 1.52pm.

Other planned events: Maintenance work on Garie Road - closures and delays

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will be conducting routine road maintenance on Garie Road. These works will be carried out between 8am and 4pm, Tuesday 18 June to Friday 21 June 2019:

  • On Tuesday 18 June 2019, Garie Road will be closed to all traffic
  • From Wednesday 19 June to Friday 21 June 2019, traffic control will be in place to allow access to Garie Beach. Expect some delays during this time

RMS will minimise inconvenience as much as possible. For more information, call RMS on 1800 677 700.

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Applies from Mon 17 Jun 2019, 8.31am to Tue 25 Jun 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2019, 9.48am.

Other planned events: Delays on The Coast track - helicopter operations

There will be short delays on The Coast track from 8.30am to 5pm on Tuesday 25 June 2019 due to helicopter operations. These delays will occur between:

  • Thelma Head and Burning Palms
  • Burning Palms and Garrawarra Farm carpark

All areas will remain open. You'll be guided through these sections of the track by NPWS staff. Please follow their instructions.

For more information, call the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 17 Jun 2019, 8.48am to Thu 27 Jun 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2019, 9.48am.

Other planned events: Delays on The Coast track - helicopter operations

There will be short delays on The Coast track from 8.30am to 5pm on Thursday 27 June 2019 due to helicopter operations. These delays will occur:

  • Between The Coast track entrance at Beachcomber Avenue (Bundeena) and Wedding Cake Rock
  • At Wedding Cake Rock. Access will be restricted for short periods while helicopter operations take place

All areas will remain open. You'll be guided through these sections of the track by NPWS staff. Please follow their instructions.

For more information, call the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2019, 1.08pm to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2019, 1.22pm.

Other planned events: Construction work at Wattamolla

A new amenities building is being built at Wattamolla, starting from Tuesday 11 June 2019 and continuing through winter. Temporary amenities will be available during this construction period. Picnic areas and the surrounding area will remain open. Please take care around the construction area. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The new amenities will be open before summer starts. These works are part of the Wattamolla Master Plan, which addresses the challenges of managing visitation and protecting the natural and cultural values of this area.

For more information, please email the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre or call 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 3.30pm.

Other planned events: Figure Eight Pools - check the wave risk forecast before visiting

If you’re thinking about visiting Figure Eight Pools, stay safe and check our webpage before you go. Our new wave risk forecast tool will show you the best day and time to visit and can predict ocean conditions 4 days in advance. For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm.

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 1.20pm to Wed 26 Jun 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2019, 1.58pm

Other planned events: Audley Visitor Centre and Dance Hall Cafe closure

Royal National Park Visitor Centre, Audley Dance Hall Cafe and toilets will be closed on Wednesday 26 June 2019. This is due to an all-day power outage in the Audley area while Ausgrid electricity supply maintenance is underway.

For more information, please email the NPWS Royal area office or 02 9542 0632.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jun 2019, 1.09pm to Fri 21 Jun 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jun 2019, 1.52pm

Other planned events: Maintenance work on Garie Road - closures and delays

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will be conducting routine road maintenance on Garie Road. These works will be carried out between 8am and 4pm, Tuesday 18 June to Friday 21 June 2019:

  • On Tuesday 18 June 2019, Garie Road will be closed to all traffic
  • From Wednesday 19 June to Friday 21 June 2019, traffic control will be in place to allow access to Garie Beach. Expect some delays during this time

RMS will minimise inconvenience as much as possible. For more information, call RMS on 1800 677 700.

Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 17 Jun 2019, 8.31am to Tue 25 Jun 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2019, 9.48am

Other planned events: Delays on The Coast track - helicopter operations

There will be short delays on The Coast track from 8.30am to 5pm on Tuesday 25 June 2019 due to helicopter operations. These delays will occur between:

  • Thelma Head and Burning Palms
  • Burning Palms and Garrawarra Farm carpark

All areas will remain open. You'll be guided through these sections of the track by NPWS staff. Please follow their instructions.

For more information, call the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 17 Jun 2019, 8.48am to Thu 27 Jun 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jun 2019, 9.48am

Other planned events: Delays on The Coast track - helicopter operations

There will be short delays on The Coast track from 8.30am to 5pm on Thursday 27 June 2019 due to helicopter operations. These delays will occur:

  • Between The Coast track entrance at Beachcomber Avenue (Bundeena) and Wedding Cake Rock
  • At Wedding Cake Rock. Access will be restricted for short periods while helicopter operations take place

All areas will remain open. You'll be guided through these sections of the track by NPWS staff. Please follow their instructions.

For more information, call the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 14 Jun 2019, 1.08pm to Wed 30 Oct 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Jun 2019, 1.22pm

Other planned events: Construction work at Wattamolla

A new amenities building is being built at Wattamolla, starting from Tuesday 11 June 2019 and continuing through winter. Temporary amenities will be available during this construction period. Picnic areas and the surrounding area will remain open. Please take care around the construction area. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The new amenities will be open before summer starts. These works are part of the Wattamolla Master Plan, which addresses the challenges of managing visitation and protecting the natural and cultural values of this area.

For more information, please email the NPWS Royal National Park Visitor Centre or call 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Fri 17 May 2019, 3.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jun 2019, 10.10am

Safety alerts: Malabar Headland Rifle Range operation schedule

1. For public safety, the eastern section of Malabar Headland National Park is closed during ANZAC Rifle Range operations.

These closures may occur with little or no notice.

2. Do not enter the eastern section of the park (including Boora Point walking track) when:

  • Red flags are flying above the range
  • There are warning signs at the park's entry points (South Maroubra Beach and Fishermans Road carpark)
  • Park entry gates are closed.

3. When is the eastern section of the park closed?

  • Every Saturday
  • 1st Sunday of the month
  • 3rd Sunday of the month
  • Tuesday 25 June 2019
  • From Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 2019

These closures apply to the eastern section of the park only (Boora Point walking track).

The western section of the park (Western Escarpment walking track) remains open.

The range operation schedule is provided by the NSW Rifle Association.

4. Contacts

To contact the ANZAC Rifle Range, call 02 9661 4532.

To contact the NPWS area office, email the Environment line or call 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.33pm to Sun 28 Jul 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.33pm

Closed areas: Inscription Point track closure

Inscription Point track will be closed between Inscription Point carpark and the rock platform from Monday 29 April to Friday 26 July 2019. This is due to track upgrade works.

For more information, call the NPWS Kurnell office on 02 9668 2005.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 12.53pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 3.30pm

Other planned events: Figure Eight Pools - check the wave risk forecast before visiting

If you’re thinking about visiting Figure Eight Pools, stay safe and check our webpage before you go. Our new wave risk forecast tool will show you the best day and time to visit and can predict ocean conditions 4 days in advance. For more information please call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

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Applies from Mon 10 Dec 2018, 2.35pm to Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 1.18pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 ground baiting and ejector program targeting foxes is underway in Eurobodalla National Park, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Bournda National Park and nature reserve, Gulaga National Park, Ben Boyd National Park and South East Forest National Park. The program is ongoing throughout the entire year. Visitors are reminded that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals. There are 1080 warning signs at entrances and exits throughout the reserve areas. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 3.32pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 2.24pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

A 1080 fox baiting program is underway at Towra Point Nature Reserve, and will finish on Saturday 31 March 2019.

The program is part of the NPWS FoxTap program, and is designed to control foxes to assist in recovery of little terns and pied oystercatchers. 

1080 poison can affect non-target species like domestic dogs and cats.

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Applies from Wed 12 Sep 2018, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Mar 2019, 11.11am

Closed areas: Walking tracks upgrade

Access to walking tracks between Cape Banks and Henry Head is affected due to track upgrades:

  • The link to Cape Banks walking track and Henry Head walking track is closed
  • Cape Banks walking track to Cape banks Headland is open
  • Henry Head walking track to Cruwee Cove Beach is open

These upgrades are almost complete, however not officially open.

NSW National Parks apologises for any inconvenience this might cause. For more information please call the NPWS Greycliffe House office on 02 9337 5511.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.29am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rock falls

Some areas of this park are closed to public access due to rock fall hazards. Closed areas are: 

  • The northern section of the Mt Keira Ring track that extends west from the Mt Pleasant track to the stairs leading up to Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • All areas above Mt Keira Ring track to Mt Keira summit, except for the Dave Walsh track and the rock-climbing area on the western face of Mt Keira.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office on (02) 4224 4188.

View a map of the affected area (PDF 130KB).

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.25am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access to areas located within the Sydney Catchment Area

Some areas of this park are closed as they are located within a Water Catchment Special Area.  These areas are closed to the public except with the consent of the Sydney Catchment Authority. Closed areas include the South Eastern section of the park, between the Southern Freeway and the Princes Highway. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact NPWS Illawarra Area Office on (02) 4223 3000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 26 Sep 2014, 8.12am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Nov 2016, 9.30am

Closed areas: No public access permitted. Reserve located entirely within Sydney Catchment Area

This park is entirely located within the Sydney Catchment Authority Special Area Zone. There is no public access. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please contact the NPWS Illawarra area office for further information on (02) 4223 3000.

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Applies from Fri 1 May 2015, 4.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1.00pm

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather

Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/royal-national-park/local-alerts

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).

    Buy an annual pass.
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Wedding Cake Rock, Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan