Bonnie Vale Camping Ground

Camping

Situated at the northern end of the Royal National Park Bonnie Vale Campground offers endless activities for the whole family including fishing, hiking, playing on the tidal sand flats, swimming and more. Bonnie Vale campground provides many comforts including car camping, hot showers BBQ facilities that are well maintained. As it is a very popular campground and for the peak season it is advised to book months in advance or risk missing out.

Managing Authority

Royal National Park:

Phone: (02) 9542 0683

Website: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/parkmanagement/RevitalisingSydneyProgressReport0506BonnieVale.htm

Fees

Per night. $14 Adults $7 Child

Bookings

Bookings are essential. Contact Royal National Park: (02) 9542 0683 between 10:30am to 1:30pm from Monday to Friday. In person at the Royal National Park Visitor Centre (located at Audley Weir) from 8:30am - 4:30pm, 7 days a week.

Indigenous History

Learn about Dharawal culture by joining a Discovery tour in the park. An Aboriginal Discovery Ranger will show you how people used to live with this ancient land, getting food, medicine and other necessities from their local environment. You can also arrange a guided tour of the rock engravings at Jibbon Point, near Bundeena.

Historical Notes

In 1879, ‘The National Park’ was declared and in 1955 renamed ‘Royal National Park’. Though named a ‘The National Park’ this didn’t mean that the flora and fauna was protected. Actually it was the opposite as the people of Sydney wanted to replicate a similar country-side of England. The park was logged of many native trees, mangroves were replaced with grass paddocks, thousands of ornamental trees were planted, farm animals were introduced, along with rabbit and deer for hunting. And to add further damage the park military excises were carried out.

Amenities

Flush toilets, Hot showers, Gas/Electric BBQ, Drinking Water, Picnic Tables, Telephone.

4WD Access Only

4WD Only Access: No

BBQ Only

BBQ available: Yes

Picnic Tables

Picnic Tables: Yes

Showers

Showers: Hot showers

Caravan

Caravans: Yes

Toilets

Toilets: Flush

Activities

Hiking

Hiking: Yes

Swimming

Swimming: Salt water. Fresh water swimming near Audley Wier

Canoeing

Canoeing and kayaking: Yes

Cycling

Cycling: Yes

Getting There

Bonnie Vale can be reached using public transport by taking a ferry from Cronulla and walking 15 minutes to the campground. By car by entering the National Park via the Loftus entrance (park entry fees apply) and turn left into Bundeena Drive and left into Seabreeze Lane.

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