Royal National Park

Natural Attractions

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.
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 16,000 hectare 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.

Facilities

Aboriginal Culture Cafe Canoeing/Kayaking Cycling History & Heritage Kiosk Nature & Wildlife Picnic Area Snorkelling Sports Surfing Swimming

Nearby Things to Do

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Ironbark Flat picnic area

Ironbark Flat picnic area

Loftus, Sutherland Shire

Pool Flat, Royal National Park. Photo: Andy Richards/NSW Government

Pool Flat Picnic Area

Grays Point, Sutherland Shire

Bass & Flinders Point Cronulla

Bass and Flinders Point Cronulla

Cronulla, Sutherland Shire

Golf Course

The Ridge Golf Course and Driving Range

Barden Ridge, Sutherland Shire

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre

Gymea, Sutherland Shire

Reids Flat picnic area, Royal National Park. Photo: Andy Richards/NSW Government

Reids Flat Picnic Area

Grays Point, Sutherland Shire