Wollongong national parks and parks

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    TAKE A DRIVE THROUGH THE STUNNING ROYAL NATIONAL PARK: Photo courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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    THE ROYAL NATIONAL PARK IS ALSO EXCELLENT FOR BUSHWALKING (HIKING): Photo - James Pipino, courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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    SEE SOME BREATHTAKING VIEWS FROM THE ILLAWARRA ESCARPMENT: Photo - Hamilton Lund, courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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Royal National Park

Established in 1879, Royal National Park is the world's second oldest national park - after Yellowstone in the USA.

The Royal packs incredible natural diversity into a relatively small area. It offers riverside picnics, great surf beaches, clifftop heathland walks, rainforest cycle tracks, and much more.

Activities

The park is an great place for bushwalking (hiking) with some spectacular lookouts. It is also good for fishing, swimming, surfing, canoeing, car touring and mountain biking.

Camping & accommodation

There are three campgrounds available in the park. You'll also find accommodation at Weemalah Cottage.

Location

Located 40km from Wollongong.

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Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

Vantage points along the Illawarra Escarpment at Bulli, Mt Keira and Mt Kembla offer magnificent coastal views a short drive from Wollongong.

Activities

The park is an great place for bushwalking (hiking) with some spectacular lookouts.

Camping

There is no campgrounds available in the park.

Location

Located on the escarpment behind Wollongong.

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Macquarie Pass National Park

Macquarie Pass National Park is part of the Illawarra escarpment south of Sydney. It contains a diverse range of habitats and wildlife including several rare and threatened plant and animal species. The steep sandstone ridges and gullies are topped by cliffs, and the park supports heathland, woodland, tall open forest and significant rainforest areas. It is an excellent bushwalking and picnicking area, with spectacular scenery and waterfalls.

Activities

The park is an great place for bushwalking (hiking) with some spectacular lookouts.

Camping

There is no campgrounds available in the park.

Location

5 kilometres west of Albion Park.


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Dharawal State Conservation Area

A beautiful and distinctive network of creeks, including the ecologically important O'Hares Creek catchment, make Dharawal a special place to visit. Swim in the peaceful creeks and rock pools, enjoy the superb waterfalls, or ride your mountain bike on signposted trails in the park. Birdwatchers will love the prolific bird life.

Activities

The park is a good place for bushwalking (hiking), swimming, canoeing and mountain biking.

Camping

There is no campgrounds available in the park.

Location

35 km north-west of the Wollongong CBD.


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