Royal National Park

There are alerts raised for Royal National Park as at Sat, 22 Jun 2024 14:01:11 +1000
Closed areas: Carpark and picnic area closures due to flooding - Audley
Some carparks in Audley are closed due to flooding impacts. These areas will re-open when it is considered safe.
Other areas within Audley are open, however surfaces are waterlogged. Please use caution, particularly in carparks, due to the wet and muddy conditions.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Other planned events: Ironbark Flat picnic area partial closure
Some sections of Ironbark Flat picnic area, particularly near the river foreshore, will be closed from Wednesday 12 June 2024. The closure is due to post-flood turf repairs and to allow the new turf to establish.
Please take note of signage and barriers in place protecting the work area. The picnic area is expected to be fully open for use by the end of August 2024, depending on conditions.
For further information, please contact Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting an aerial baiting program using dried meat baits containing 1080 poison (sodium fluroacetate) for the control of foxes. The program will occur from Wednesday 5 June to Saturday 8 June 2024 in Royal National Park.
All baiting locations are identifiable by signs. Please don’t touch baits.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Fox baiting in this reserve is aimed at improving the eco-health of the reserve by reducing predation of ground dwelling mammals and small birds, and specifically targeting fox control along the Hacking River to assist the successful re-introduction of platypus into Royal National Park.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Audley office on 02 9542 0632 (business hours) or the NPWS after hours call centre on 1300 056 294.

Closed areas: Lady Carrington Drive closed to vehicles
Lady Carrington Drive is closed to vehicles until further notice. One section of the trail has slumped due to recent flooding, causing the trail surface to become uneven and unstable.
This area has been highlighted by traffic cones and danger tape. Please navigate this area on Lady Carrington Drive with caution.
For more information, contact the NPWS Royal National Park area office on 02 9542 0632.

Closed areas: Areas closed for deer control program
Some areas in Royal National Park are closed to the public between sunset and sunrise from Wednesday 30 May to Friday 29 December 2024 to enable a deer control operation to be carried out.
The affected areas include:
These closures will be signposted at entry points to the closed areas. If you have approved bookings to camp you can still access campsites during these times.
Ground shooting will not take place during school holidays or on weekends or public holidays.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Closed areas: The Coast track partial closure
Walking the full length of The Coast track from Otford to Bundeena or Bundeena to Otford is not currently possible. This is due to several track closures along its length. These closures are necessary due to erosion and rockfall risk, and to allow ongoing track upgrade works.
Please note the following closures:
Bushwalker access is available for the following sections of The Coast track:
For further information please contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Closed areas: Werrong Beach track
Werrong Beach track in Royal National Park is closed until further notice due to landslides. Signs will be in place around the closed area.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: North Era campground closed
North Era campground is closed until further notice due to operational activities. For more information please contact the local area office on 02 9542 0648.

Safety alerts: Curra Moors track in poor condition
Sections of Curra Moors loop track are in poor condition due to erosion. Please use caution and be aware of unstable edges.
Planning for repairs is in progress. For more information, contact the Royal National Park Visitor Centre on 02 9542 0648.

Closed areas: Garie Road closed due to damage
Garie Road is closed until further notice due to damage to the road surface.
This road may remain closed for some time to allow for extensive repairs. A reopening date is not currently known.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check Live Traffic NSW for updates before driving to Garie Beach.