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Royal National Park Tours

Royal National Park
Known to locals as “the Royal” or “the Nasho,” Australia’s Royal National Park has been a favorite nature escape for Sydney locals since 1879—and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its diverse landscapes range from eucalyptus forests and ancient sandstone cliffs to wildlife-rich wetlands and sandy beaches beckoning for a swim.

The Basics
Take a hike along Royal National Park trails that span clifftop vistas and rainforest groves and cycle through pedaling tracks, such as the Loftus Loop. Don your swimsuit at Werrong Beach and the unusual Figure Eight Pools, where forested and shoreline picnic sites invite you to drop a blanket for year-round alfresco dining after your swim. 

For longer adventures, book an overnight stay at the Bonnie Vale Campground or one of the park’s basic cottage offerings.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Keep an eye out for Australian wildlife, including bats, birds, possums, sugar gliders, and wallabies.
  • Park entry fees are charged per vehicle and can be purchased at seasonal ticket booths or automated machines; bring exact change.
  • Ocean conditions around the Figure Eight Pools can be dangerous, so check the risk forecast and tide tables on the national park website before visiting.
  • Picnic areas are available at Bonnie Vale, Currawong Flat, and Garrie Beach. Refreshments are served at the Audley Dance Hall café.
How to Get There
Royal National Park is located about an hour’s drive south of Sydney’s central business district and an hour north of Wollongong. Public bus service runs between the Sutherland and Otford train stations and various park locations, and ferry service connects Cronulla and Bundeena on the park’s northern edge. Guided tours of Sydney’s south coast usually stop at the park and include transportation.

When to Get There
The park is open daily except for Christmas Day. The park gets crowded on summer weekends, so visit on a weekday if possible. Look for migrating whales off the coast from June to August and for blooming heathland wildflowers in the spring. 

Royal National Park’s Best Hiking Trails
One of the best ways to appreciate the park’s varied landscapes is by hiking. The most popular trail is the Coast Track that hugs staggering sea cliffs and sandy beaches on the park’s eastern side, while the Karloo Track is a more moderate option that passes a natural swimming hole and Uloola Falls. Take in spectacular heath views and cool off at Little Marley Beach on a trail that starts at Bundeena Drive. The easiest trail is the shaded Forest Path, which can be completed in about an hour.
Address: Audley, New South Wales, Australia 2232, Australia
Hours: Daily 8:30am-4:30pm
Admission: Car fee $11
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Day Trip To Cronulla & The Royal National ParkAttraction Tickets

Day Trip To Cronulla & The Royal National Park

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Swap Sydney for a day in a nature lover’s paradise—the Royal National Park. You’ll have the ultimate carefree day with hotel pickup at a time that’s convenient for you. Travel quickly and efficiently to The Royal National Park with a guide to navigate so you don’t get lost. As it’s a private tour, you can customize your day based on your interests. Potential highlights include seeing the beachside suburb of Cronulla, visiting Garie Beach, spotting humpback whales, visiting saltwater swimming pools, and seeing the Dharawal Aboriginal Engravings Site.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.59 
Price varies by group size
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Private Tour: Sydney South Coast & Highlands Day Trips

Private Tour: Sydney South Coast & Highlands

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Explore Australia's South Coast and the Highlands with a dedicated guide on this private tour. Step aboard a 2019 Volkswagen minibus, outfitted with WiFi and air-conditioning, that will be your chariot for the ride. You'll be able to enjoy the scenery of Kangaroo Valley, the New South Wales countryside, and charming seaside towns along the Pacific Coast. Your private guide will answer questions, provide commentary, and tailor the itinerary to your interests.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$305.40 
Price varies by group size
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$305.40 
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Private Grand Pacific Drive and Southern Highlands TourDay Trips

Private Grand Pacific Drive and Southern Highlands Tour

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Explore the South Coast of New South Whales, including the Southern Highlands and the Grand Pacific Drive, on this full-day private tour from Sydney. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide and a flexible itinerary with stops at the village of Berrima, the Kiama Blowhole, and the Sea Cliff Bridge. Round-trip private transportation included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$401.95 
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Royal National Park hours of operation?
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Royal National Park hours of operation: Daily 8:30am-4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Royal National Park tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Royal National Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Royal National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Royal National Park 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Royal National Park costs USD 223.59. Guided Royal National Park tours start around USD 223.59 per person. See all 2 Royal National Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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