ROYAL NATIONAL PARK TOUR
You can have your cake
The Royal National Park is 36 kilometres south of Sydney. The park has a range of beautiful natural formations including
freshwater pools, forests, waterfalls, lagoons, cliffs, beaches and rock pools. The challenge is deciding what to see and
in what order.
The itinerary below includes a walk to Wedding Cake Rock. This walk requires a reasonable level of fitness. It takes
around 2 hours return (including breaks). www.sydneynimbletours.com.au/journal/wedding-cake-rock
If you would prefer something less strenuous have a look at the ‘Royal National Park and Beaches’ option
below. As with all of our tours this tour is for you group only. You will not be slowed down by others outside of your
group and because it is your group only the day is flexible - plans are made to be changed.
Royal National Park Day including Wedding Cake Rock
(i) We have a quick photo stop at Audley Weir near the entrance to the park and then head to Bundeena to
commence the walk to Wedding Cake Rock. The Rock is a spectacular white sandstone formation. On the way
we will see cliff views from the Balconies and the Waterrun.
(ii) Wattamolla – a very pretty waterfall, lagoon and beach
(iii) Drive through the park to Governor Game lookout where we have a picnic lunch
(iv) Short walk to the tessellated pavement at Garie Beach whilst enjoying a rugged unspoilt landscape
(v) Bald Hill – great lookout and hang-gliding launch spot
(vi) Sea Cliff Bridge – situated in a harsh marine environment Sea Cliff Bridge is an impressive cantilevered bridge.
From this point we have a few choices. We can either head to Symbio Wildlife Park or make our make our way south to
two of Wollongong’s most attractive coastal spots, Sandon Point and Thirroul Beach.
Maybe a short stop at either a microbrewery or artisan distillary on the way home. Your day your call!
Royal National Park and beaches
Not everyone wants to bushwalk for a couple of hours. If you would like to visit the Royal National Park without visiting
Wedding Cake Rock we can design a different plan for the day to meet your requirements.
This could include replacing Wedding Cake Rock with a relaxed 15 minute walk along pretty Jibbon Beach to
view indigenous rock art, a drive to some of Wollongong’s most picturesque beaches and a visit to Symbio Wildlife
Park. The plan for the day is as follows: photo stop at serene Audley Weir; stroll along Jibbon Beach to engravings;
Wattamolla waterfall and lagoon; short walk to Garie Beach tesselated pavement; Bald Hill lookout, Sea Cliff Bridge;
visit picturesque Wollongong beaches and Symbio Wildlife Park.
Symbio Wildlife Park
Symbio Wildlife Park has numerous native animals and visitors can get close to kangaroos and wallabies. The koalas
come out of their slumber at 3.00pm when a zoo presentation of the koalas is held. Other native animals that can be
seen include dingoes, cockatoos, parrots, wedge tailed eagles, goannas, echidnas and Tasmanian devils.
Symbio also has an unusual collection of monkeys (Tamarin and Marmoset monkeys from Central and South America)
and a number of other exhibits that are well worth seeing.
Length and pick up
Around 9 hours – the time spent at each place is flexible so the day can progress at a pace that suits you.
If you would like to shorten the day to 8 hours we can do this but generally the day takes around 9 hours.
Pick up is at 8.30am from your lodgings and we return to your accommodation between 5.30pm – 6.00pm.
Let us know if you would like to vary the pick-up and return time.
We can arrange pick up from boat terminal and drop off at boat terminal.
national park entrance fees
nutritious picnic lunch
entrance fee to Symbio Wildlife Park