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The Royal

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 in season, this diverse park offers everything from surfing beaches to rainforest.

Located within an hour’s drive from both the Sydney CBD and Wollongong, the 16,000ha Royal National Park offers something for everyone. Whether you come for a morning jog or camping holiday, you’ll discover something new each time.

The Royal, as it is affectionately known, is famous 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.


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