Royal National Park

Summary

Royal National Park is Australia's first national park, and the third in the world. Located just south of Sydney in Sutherland Shire it is situated on Dharawal country. Originally named just National Park, it was renamed in 1955 after Queen Elizabeth II passed by in a train.

Popular Walks

Parent Regions

Medium
4.4 km return
105 mins

The Forest Path

Opened in 1886, the Forest Path was once part of a controversial logging site, the first time that logging was stopped in Australia by protest. Now it is a short trail looping around the hill, following the Hacking River. Through a shaded environment of ferns and eucalypts, this walk passes through a very pretty environment that was definitely worth preserving.

Hard
26 km one-way
2 days

The Royal Coastal Walk

A beautiful walk with beaches, rock formations, waterfalls, water holes, lookouts and more,

Medium
11 km one-way
3.5 hrs

Uloola Track

Starting and ending at railway stations, this walk ventures into central Royal National Park along a well maintained bush track. The walk goes via a beautiful set of waterholes and rock flats at Karloo Pools. The walk continues to the peaceful campsite at Uloola Falls and then along a service trail, to Waterfall Railway Station.

Easy
3 km return
1 hr

Winifred Falls Track

This short walk along the fire trail takes you down the Winifred Falls.