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Bungoona Lookout and Path

Greater Sydney

Royal National Park


Distance (kms):

0.8 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 1 hr

Elevation gain (m):

4 m

Max. elevation (m):

137 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 1)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A fantastic short walk to a lookout with views over the Hacking River and across the park.

This moderately trafficked walk is located at the Bungoona picnic area off Farnell Avenue/Audley Road in Royal National Park.

Starting from behind the carpark at the picnic area, this family-friendly and wheelchair-accessible track involves a leisurely walk on an asphalt path through lovely forest.

The lookout, perched high on the edge of the ridge, offers wonderful views across the park, including down onto the Hacking River as it winds its way through the forest.

Keep an eye out for birds and other wildlife as you walk through the forest.

There is a picnic area, with covered tables, BBQs and toilets at the beginning of the walk, however there are a range of other more scenic picnic areas close by, such as Ironbark Flat, Reids Flat, or Allamble Flat picnic areas.

This is a great walk to add to a day-trip of the park, hitting the top sights in the park, including Figure 8 Pools, Wattamolla Falls and Providential Point, Wedding Cake Rock, and Eagle Rock and Curracurrong Falls.

Track: The trail involves a well-maintained asphalt path and is relatively flat. The track is well-signed and easy to follow. 

Difficulty: The track is well-maintained and relatively flat, making it easy and suitable for all fitness levels. The site is wheelchair accessible, and suitable for families with prams. Care should be taken near the edge at the lookout, despite it being protected by safety rails. 

Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way you came. 

getting there

The walk is located at the Bungoona picnic area off of Farnell Avenue/Audley Road in Royal National Park, 45 minutes drive south-west of Sydney. 

The car park is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round. 

Be sure to check the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service website for updates regarding track closures.

Note that there are park fees associated with entering many national parks in New South Wales. Check the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service website for more information.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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