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Royal National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 18 March 2019, 10.29am

Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 12.00pm to Tue 30 Apr 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.29am.

Other planned events: Herbicide application - aquatic weeds

A weed spraying operation will be undertaken on the Hacking River in Audley NSW upstream of Audley weir. The operation is targeting Senegal tea and Ludwigia weeds with herbicides metsulfuron-methyl and glyphosate. Herbicide application trials for yellow water poppy will also be undertaken using various herbicides. For further information on pesticide applications or general information about the program, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on 02 9542 0632.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 3.30pm.

Other planned events: Summer traffic in Royal National Park

The Royal National Park is busy throughout January 2019. As car parks become full at Wattamolla Beach, Garie Beach, Audley and Bonnie Vale, temporary road closures may be implemented. When parking is full, traffic will only be permitted to travel through the park. Traffic controllers and NSW Police will be on-site managing access. 

For the most up to date information about which sections of the park are closed please follow our twitter account.

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 Wed 17 Apr 2019, 11.04am. Last reviewed: Sun 21 Apr 2019, 12.51pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS Wilsons Creek HR

There is a fire in this park called NPWS Wilsons Creek HR. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 17 Apr 2019, 12.01am to Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2019, 10.35am

Closed areas: Areas closed for hazard reduction burn

Some areas of Garrawarra State Conservation Area are closed due to a hazard reduction burn. The closed areas are:

  • Cawley Road trail
  • Wilsons Ridge trail
  • Wilsons Dam trail
  • Flat Rock trail
  • Coalwash Road
  • Fletcher Street fire trail
  • The Ridge fire trail

The areas in the park that are bordered by these trails are also closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 Apr 2019, 9.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Apr 2019, 10.27am

Other planned events: Event on Monday 29 April 2019

On Monday 29 April 2019, around 400 people are expected to attend an event in Kamay Botany Bay National Park. The event will run from 11am to 1.30pm and is called The Meeting of Two Cultures: Remembering Cooks Landing. The event will be held near the water in front of Solander plinth, next to the rangers cottage of Commemoration Flat. The event will be followed by talks and tours around Commemoration Flat, including Burrawang walk.

For more information, call Kamay Visitor Centre on 02 9668 2000.

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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 5 Apr 2019, 2.27pm to Tue 30 Apr 2019, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2019, 2.28pm

Closed areas: Whale viewing platform closed

The whale viewing platform at Cape Solander is closed from Friday 5 April to Monday 29 April 2019 for structural repairs.

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

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Applies from Wed 5 Dec 2018, 12.00pm to Tue 30 Apr 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 10.29am

Other planned events: Herbicide application - aquatic weeds

A weed spraying operation will be undertaken on the Hacking River in Audley NSW upstream of Audley weir. The operation is targeting Senegal tea and Ludwigia weeds with herbicides metsulfuron-methyl and glyphosate. Herbicide application trials for yellow water poppy will also be undertaken using various herbicides. For further information on pesticide applications or general information about the program, please contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on 02 9542 0632.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.25pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 3.30pm

Other planned events: Summer traffic in Royal National Park

The Royal National Park is busy throughout January 2019. As car parks become full at Wattamolla Beach, Garie Beach, Audley and Bonnie Vale, temporary road closures may be implemented. When parking is full, traffic will only be permitted to travel through the park. Traffic controllers and NSW Police will be on-site managing access. 

For the most up to date information about which sections of the park are closed please follow our twitter account.

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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 14 Dec 2018, 3.57pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 3.57pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

1080 fox baiting program in the Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019.

Baits have been placed on private properties, council reserves, NPWS estate, Water NSW estate and vacant Crown land. Areas with 1080 baits are sign-posted with dates and information about the baiting methods. Baits are buried and above ground ejector devices found at bait station locations.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program in these areas to protect the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. Visit the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby website to find out more about them.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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Applies from Fri 14 Dec 2018, 4.04pm to Fri 14 Jun 2019, 4.04pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12.11pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

There is a 1080 fox baiting program in this reserve from Friday 14 December 2018 through to Friday 14 June 2019. 1080 baits are buried and above ground ejector devices found at bait station locations.

  • Do not touch bait or ejector devices.
  • Dog owners should not allow their dogs to wander in these areas because your dog could be poisoned.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting the program to protect the threatened species in this area.

For further information please contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS Highlands area office at Fitzroy Falls on (02) 4887 8244.

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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 Mon 12 Jun 2017, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Mar 2019, 5.01pm

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. However, Sunday 21 April 2019 is Easter Sunday, and there will be no shooting on that day.
  • Thursday 25 April 2019 (Anzac day)

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 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

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