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.


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

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Bungoona path, Royal National Park. Photo: Andy Richards/NSW Government

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Royal National Park

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Bushwalker on the Karloo walking track. Photo: Andy Richards

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

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