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Bungoona Path
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.6 km SSE of Loftus
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Royal National Park
Climb: 30 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 30 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

This is a smooth and mostly flat walk with a fantastic lookout in the Royal National Park. The concrete path starts at the Area Office car park, passes a pleasant and usually quiet picnic area, then winds gently down through the bush. The path leads to the fenced Bungoona Lookout, where you can enjoy views over the Hacking River and a large part of the Royal National Park. Take your time to read the signs and enjoy the plants and rock formations along the way. There are plenty of bench seats along the way to rest. (open in app)

Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bungoona Path

Map of Walk


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Map of Bungoona Path
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Start of Bungoona Path
Bungoona Picnic area
Top of Bungoona steps
Starting point for this hiking track: Start of Bungoona Path

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91294N 
 Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 

Photo Gallery


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Bungoona Path and information sign
Bungoona Path and information sign +

Water in Bungoona picnic area
Water in Bungoona picnic area +
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Bungoona Path and hand railings
Bungoona Path and hand railings +

A place to rest
A place to rest +
A tree calling this rock home
A tree calling this rock home +

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Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Bungoona Path bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bungoona Path bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bungoona Path bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bungoona Path bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 920m
Time 20 mins

Grade 1/6

Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
This whole walk, 460m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 460m follows a smooth and hardened path.

This whole walk, 460m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 460m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

This whole walk, 460m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

This whole walk, 460m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes

Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Start of Bungoona Path
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Royal Area Office car park Alt = 118 m
Royal Area Office car park[1] is located at 159 Farnell Ave, Royal National Park. The car park is divided into 2 main areas. At the south end of the car park there are two seats[fac=8074] and a sign[2] describing the area. About 25m from the seats there's a sign[3] with an arrow[4] pointing toward acessible female and male toilets[fac=8072] and a drinking fountain[fac=8073]. At the eastern end of the car park[fac=8075] there are two large signs[5] about the area and a sign[6] marking a start of the Bungoona Lookout Path.

(0 km) Start of Bungoona Path to Bungoona Picnic area
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 11 m Time =
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
From the eastern end of the Royal Area Office car park[fac=8075] (at 159 Farnell Ave, Royal National Park), this walk follows the 'Bungoona Path' sign[7] along the concrete path toward the picnic area (visible through the trees)[8]. This walk heads gently downhill along the concrete path and soon bends left[9] to come to the water fountain[fac=8077] (on the right) and picnic area (on the left).

Bungoona Picnic area Alt = 113 m
Bungoona Picnic area[10] in the Royal National Park, is found at the start of the Bungoona Path about 10m from the Royal Area Office car park. The picnic area provides 4 picnic tables[fac=8076], a tap[11] and a drinking fountain[fac=8077]. The tables are accessible across a grass area[12] about 6-15m away from the concrete path. There is a reasonable amount of natural shade[13] and the picnic area is not as heavily used as some of the other areas in the park.

(0.01 km) Bungoona Picnic area to Bungoona Lookout
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 448 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -26 m
Continue straight: From the water fountain[fac=8077], this walk heads away from the car park gently downhill along the concrete path, keeping the picnic tables to your left. This walk continues past 'A Bush Home' sign[14] and meanders through the forest[15] for about 110m, passing a few potential trip hazards[fac=8088][fac=8080] to come to a seat[fac=8081] (on the right), located opposite a turning bay with handrails[16]. From the seat this walk continues along the path for about 70m to come to another seat[fac=8087] (on the left). Passing another potential trip hazard[fac=8083] this walk continues along the path for about 100m to come to a seat[fac=8084] (on the left), opposite a beautiful angophora tree on a rock[17]. From the seat this walk continues through the forest for another 70m to come to one more seat[fac=8089] (on the right). From here, this walk continues for about 25m to come to a 3-way intersection (with a set of steps, on the left).
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads toward the large rock[18], along the concrete path between a long section of metal handrails as the path bends right. From the rock this walk meanders gently downhill for about 45m, passing a potential trip hazard[fac=8078] to come to a concrete platform[19] signposted 'Bungoona Lookout'.

Bungoona Lookout Alt = 91 m
Bungoona Lookout[20] in the Royal National Park provides fantastic views[21] over the Hacking River and distant views[22] across the tops of the surrounding hills. This is a fenced[23] (metal fence, 103cm high) wheelchair accessible lookout on a concrete platform[24] with 2 bench seats[fac=8079].

Drive from Start of Bungoona Path
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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Driving Directions
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Near by

Campsites in the park
Bonnie Vale camping ground
North Era camping ground
Uloola Falls camping ground

Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Engadine Disposal & Outdoor Centre Pty Ltd 1042 Old Princes Hwy, Engadine (02) 9520 3367 4.1 km
Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment 587 Kingsway, Miranda (02) 9525 6829 5.2 km
Boots Great Outdoors 23 Koonya Cct, Caringbah (02) 9542 8988 7 km
Hurstville Disposals & Outdoor Centre 235 Forest Rd , Hurstville (02) 9580 4445 11.4 km
Ute Van & 4WD Accessory World Cnr King Georges & Moorefields Rds, Beverly Hills (02) 9758 2500 13.8 km

A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bungoona Path.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bungoona Path
Click to re-center search
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 11 km (to the NNE)
3 VMG3 Mine commsite WESTCLIFF COLLIERY 29 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 34 km (to the NNW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
37 km (to the N)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 51 km (to the N)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 7 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
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% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Royal National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Royal National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: The Coast track upgrade
The Coast track will be undergoing construction works between Beachcomber Ave and Marley Beach over a 9 month period. Works include resurfacing, installation of raised board walk and stairs and will be undertaken between October 2015 and May 2016. During the works it will be necessary, at times, to close the Coast Track for visitor safety. Please be aware that during closures the full coast track walk will not be possible and you may need to plan your route to start and finish at a different location. The Royal National Park alerts page will be updated regularly so please check it before you leave home. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Royal National Park area office on (02) 9542 0632 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Wedding Cake Rock
Access to Wedding Cake Rock is prohibited. National Parks and Wildlife Service has undertaken a geotechnical assessment of the rock, which found that there is high chance that it could collapse at any time. Safety fencing has been erected to protect the public while a more permanent solution is developed. This is a really beautiful location and a spectacular rock formation to look at, but the key is doing it at a safe distance from the edge.

Safety alerts: Audley precinct in wet weather
Access across the Audley Weir may be closed due to river flooding during times of wet weather. During wet weather, NPWS advise park visitors to visit Live Traffic NSW to ascertain the status of the Weir crossing before commencing their travel to the park. During times of closure, access to Bundeena, Maianbar residential areas, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, including the Audley Dance hall and cafe, is via McKell Ave Waterfall.

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