The Royal National Park, fondly referred to as simply ‘Nasho’, is one of Sydney’s most beautiful destinations. The park was founded in 1879 and is the second oldest national park in the country. Its top heritage attractions are part of the reason why the park is heritage-listed in the city.
The park boasts more than 16,000 hectares of biodiversity that makes the park a genuinely spectacular oasis in Sydney’s southern region; just an hour’s drive away from the CBD.
Royal National Park Camping, Walks, Beaches, Hikes & Accommodation, Sydney
Are you planning to spend a few days in the park? Then the Coast Track is a must-experience. This 26-kilometre long trail takes you from Otford to Bundeena. There are some camping grounds along the way to allow for easy accommodation in the wild outdoors.
Take a few minutes at the Governor Game Lookout from where you can spot humpback whales during the migration season. This viewpoint typically lasts between May and November, and this provides a great window to view these giant creatures in their natural setting. For birdwatchers, this lookout point also allows you to catch a glimpse of the sea eagles in their element.
Proceed to Garie Beach to enjoy an afternoon swim in the beach’s tranquillity. Alternatively, tag the kids along to Deer Pool for an unforgettable family adventure. In addition to these attractions, visitors can also enjoy picnics at Wattamolla Picnic Site and Currawong Flat Picnic. Wind up with the Jibbon Aboriginal guided walk to learn more about the park’s rich heritage.