Royal National Park
There are alerts raised for Royal National Park
as at Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:29:50 +1100
Closed areas: Altered access to The Coast track from Wattamolla - closed trail
The access trail from the 4th carpark at Wattamolla to The Coast track is currently being upgraded. The upgrade works are happening from Tuesday 4 August to late October 2020.
Although the existing trail from the top carpark to The Coast track is closed during this period, The Coast track will remain open. Visitor access to and from Wattamolla to The Coast track will be via Providential Point. Please follow the signs advising the alternate route.
Local traffic through the top carpark will be maintained, although with a reduced width due to construction works. For further information, please call the NPWS Royal Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648 or send an email
.Closed areas: Pool Flat picnic area - Audley
Pool Flat picnic area in the Audley precinct in Royal National Park will be closed to the public for a helicopter operation from 7am Monday 19 October to 5pm Thursday 22 October 2020. For safety reasons, public access to this area is restricted.
Drone use is not permitted any where in Royal National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.Closed areas: Access to Figure 8 Pools – Burgh Ridge track closed Mondays to Thursdays
Burgh Ridge track between Garawarra Farm and the Royal Coast track is closed during the week for major upgrade works from Saturday 1 August to Tuesday 1 December 2020:
- The track is closed Monday to Thursday
- The track is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
This closure will impact people visiting Figure 8 Pools. Visitors can access Figure 8 Pools from Garie Beach and Otford lookout along the Royal coast.
For more information call the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.Closed areas: Closed areas for pest animal management program
Some areas of Royal National Park will be closed to the public between sunset and sunrise to enable pest animal management programs to be carried out.
These closures will be signposted at the entry points to the closed areas.
The affected areas include:
- Audley precinct and Lady Carrington Drive
- Artillery Hill and Warumbul Road
- Bonnie Vale campground and picnic area.
- Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote
- Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
- North Era campground
- Garrawarra Farm
Visitors who have approved bookings to camp can still access their campsites during these times.
For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648. Penalties apply for non-compliance
.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.