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 Lady Carrington Drive to Palona Cave bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Lady Carrington Drive to Palona Cave bushwalking trackOverview 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.
||Short steep hills (3/6)
|Quality of track
||Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
||Minimal directional signs (4/6)
||Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
||Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testingSome more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.Gradient
Around 2.5km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 75m has gentle hills with occasional steps.
Quality of track
1km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 780m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining (730m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 1.8km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 780m has minimal directional signs.
Around 1.8km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 780m requires some bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 2.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 1.8km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 780m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region
fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE
rating and No fire ban
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 4 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 ClimateWeather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Royal National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
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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.