If you're embarking on the amazing Sydney to Melbourne drive, spend your first day and night in the nearby Royal National Park, a haven for coastal walks and secluded beaches, forest walks, sandstone cliffs, biking trails, whale watching, the famous figure eight rock pool and kayaking.
It is Australia's oldest national park and is the second oldest national park in the world (after Yellowstone). There are three entry points - Otford to the south, Waterfall in the middle, and Loftus to the north and nearest to Sydney, the visitor centre and Bonnie Vale Campground.
Grab a detailed topographical map of walks and highlights in the area at the Royal National Park Visitor Centre just after you cross the river in Audley.
Figure Eight Pools at the Royal National Park
Enjoy some beachside camping at Bonnie Vale Campground. Campervans welcome.
Winifred Falls. Photo by shrubsy
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