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Public Transport

Its easy to get to the Royal National Park by public transport: trains and a famous old ferry all give access to the park.  With a bit of planning you can have a fabulous day out: an epic walk, a gentle stroll or a picnic by a  waterfall or beach are all easily achievable by these public transport alternatives.

During the peak of summer and on public holidays the carparks in the Royal can become full early in the day and so public transport is a great option.


This beautiful old wooden ferry has been taking visitors from Cronulla to the village of Bundeena for decades. From the wharf at Bundeena it is a 10 minute walk to Jibbon Beach or Bonnie Vale picnic ground, or a 15 minute walk to start of the Royal Coast track. For more details check the link below

Bundeena Ferry



Unfortunately the new bus service has been suspended.

Bus Service



There are several train stations that provide access to the park. From Otford station you can walk to the southern end of the Royal Coast walk in a few minutes.  From Engadine, Heathcote   and Waterfall stations there are walking tracks into the Royal and Heathcote National Parks that give you access to some beautiful waterfalls and river valleys.



  • Walk the coast track end to end. For a full day’s walking this spectacular track is not to be missed.  Walk the track in either direction linking up with Otford station in the south and the Bundeena ferry and Cronulla station in the north. Allow 6-7 hours walking with stops.
  • Walk the coast track from Bundeena to Marley and return. Catch the Bundeena Ferry and walk through the town to the start of the coast track.  Allow 3-4 hours walking with stops.
  • Walk from Loftus Station to Bundeena via the Honeymoon and Anice Falls tracks. Allow 5-6 hours walking with stops.
  • Walk from Waterfall  Station into Heathcote National Park and loop back up to Heathcote Station.
  • Walk from Waterfall Station to Uloola Falls and from there to East Heathcote and onto Heathcote Station.
  • Walk to Wedding Cake Rock. Take the train to Cronulla then the ferry to Bundeena. Walk through Bundeena to the  Royal Coast track then south along the cliffs to Wedding Cake Rock. Return the same way. Allow 3 hours walking with stops.
  • Explore Heathcote National Park. Take the train to Waterfall  and walk a circuit to Kingfisher Pool via the Bullawaring Track and Mooray Track. Allow 3-4 hours walking.
  • Relax on Jibbon Beach and take the Loop Track to explore the Aboriginal carvings. Take the train to Cronulla, ferry to Bundeena then a 10 minute walk takes you to the beautiful Jibbon Beach. The two kilometer loop track can be found at the far end of Jibbon beach.

Get Involved

Voluntary activities run regularly and are a great way to help preserve and protect this beautiful area and to meet like minded people. Volunteering is fun!!

Volunteer expression of interest form

A Volunteer calendar is available for the next three months

Volunteer Calendar