Infowalking distance: 15.7 km
duration: 5:46 h
walking: 4:03 h
elevation diff: 591 m
location: royal national park
driving distance: km
driving time: h
water available: yes
Max elevation: 78 m
Min elevation: 1 m
Total climbing: 589 m
Total time: 05:46:04
Closed areas: Camping and accommodation closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
NPWS campgrounds and accommodation are closed in this area until further notice as a result of the NSW Government’s stay-at-home restrictions. Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage.
Safety alerts: Mount Royal and Cassels Road 4WD vehicles only
Mount Royal and Cassels Road is only suitable for 4WD vehicles because recent rain has made the road very slippery. Please drive carefully and be aware of the road conditions.
For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.
Closed areas: The Coast track closed between Garie and Little Garie
The Coast track is currently closed between Garie Beach and Little Garie. This area is extremely dangerous, because recent weather damage has made the hillside unstable, and large rocks have fallen to the track below. Further rockfalls could occur at any time.
Do not attempt to cross this section of track. NPWS is seeking specialist advice for stabilisation and safe pedestrian access.
- The Coast track to Bundeena can be accessed from Garie Beach.
- The Coast track to Otford can be accessed from Garawarra Farm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. The track from Otford will be closed from Monday to Thursday for track upgrades from Monday 6 September to early December 2021.
- There is no formal pedestrian access between Garawarra Farm and Garie Beach.
Closed areas: Royal Coast Track closed at Otford, Monday to Thursday
The Royal Coast Track will be closed Monday to Thursday for upgrade works near Otford lookout from 6 September to early December 2021. The track will remain open Friday to Sunday. When closed, visitors will not be able to access Figure 8 Pools, the Werrong Beach Track or the Palm Jungle Loop Track from the Otford lookout. When closed, Coast Track walkers will have to exit the track at Garawarra Farm. Visitors can still access Figure 8 Pools from Garawarra Farm at any time.
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
- Asset protection zones adjacent to Maianbar, Bundeena and East Heathcote
- Wattamolla and Garie picnic areas
- North Era campground
- Garrawarra Farm
- Lady Carrington Drive
For more information, please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Closed areas: Bonnie Vale campground
Bonnie Vale campground is currently closed to allow for the remediation of asbestos containing material surfacing onsite. It will remain closed until further notice.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please visit:
- website: nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/bonnievale
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757)
Bonnie Vale picnic area and Bonnie Vale boat ramp are open and safe for visitors.