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Welcome to the Friends of the Royal Website

Friends of the Royal ....... About our Park: Sydney’s National Heritage listed Royal National Park was established in 1879 making it the world’s second oldest national park. Along with unique heritage attractions, it also features many 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 Sutherland within an hour’s drive from both the Sydney CBD and Wollongong, the 16,000ha Royal National Park is like a big beautiful backyard. Whether you come for a morning jog or camping holiday, you’ll discover something new each time. Royal National Park is known for its diverse range of environments, more than most natural areas of its size in the southern hemisphere. This natural haven includes open ocean, sandstone cliffs, wetlands, grassy woodland, rainforests, coastal heathland and eucalypt forests.” Source: OEH


See Royal Coast Track Maintenance under the "Volunteer" page plus other volunteering activities. You're also welcome to attend our bi-monthly meetings, walks in the park, presentations and other special events.



Help protect this national treasure for generations to come with your tax-deductible donation. A series of donation projects is currently being developed with the Royal Management Team and will be published shortly. Contact the Friends Treasurer to make your donation.

Become a Member

Membership offers some great discounts on activities, from our online shop and more.


Latest News

Tribute to Les Bursill, OAM and friend of the Royal

Friends of Royal would like to acknowledge the significant and pivotal role that Leslie William Bursill OAM made through his work to preserve and record Dharawal culture and language. In particular Les proved instrumental in creating the modern record of the language of the Dharawal through his own extensive research and by his publications.

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Plan of Management

Submissions on the proposed new Plan Of Management (POM) have now closed. Many of our members have made individual submissions and friends have also made a joint submission pulling together many of the comments made before-hand and at our recent AGM.

You can read the full submission by downloading it via this link: POM

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