Its easy to get to the Royal National Park by public transport: trains, a new bus service 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 a 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, particularly Wattamolla, Garie and Bonnie Vale. Public transport can get you into these locations when car-bound visitors are turned away.
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
NEW BUS SERVICE
Since 2020 a new bus service has been servicing all park locations. This makes visiting a picnic ground or planning a point to point walks simple. For more details check the website:
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 and Waterfall stations there are walking tracks into the park that give you access to some beautiful waterfalls and river valleys.
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