If you are in Sydney and looking for adventure, The Royal National Park is a special place with so much to explore. Established in 1879, it's the world's second-oldest national park and is located at just 32km from Sydney city. This park is equally rewarding on a day trip as on a much longer visit, offering incredible beauty and natural diversity.
If you are an outdoor kind of person, there is no way to get bored here! There is a wide range of different activities that you can do during your visit: camping by the water at Port Hacking, hire a rowboat in Audley, Surf some of the best waves on Garie Beach, discover Aboriginal cultural heritage at Jibbon's Point or just enjoy a Sunday picnic with friends while listening the waterfalls at Wattamolla Beach.
The Royal National Park (or the Nasho, as the locals call it) is a place where you can swim, hike, jog along sandstone cliffs or try mountain biking while enjoying wild Australian nature and the most amazing landscapes and views under the eucalypt forests. It features unique heritage attractions, along with fascinating plants, birds and animals.
The fee is $11 per vehicle per day and has multiple entry points. If you are going by public transport, please visit the NSW Transport Info website for more information. Once you get there, I highly recommend stop at the information centre and ask for a Royal National Park map, you know, just to don't get lost in the 16,000 hectares.
Open from 7am to 8.30pm and it shines in all seasons. During the summer, temperatures average range are between 16°C and 27°C; Winter can be very nice and fresh with 17°C the highest, and can drop up to 6°C in a cold day.
Whether you go for a pinic day or a week-long camping holiday, you'll discover something wonderful each time.