Bungoona Path
Dharawal Country

20 min to 40 min
20 min to 30 min

990 m
return

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Smooth & flat
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. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharawal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Bungoona Path and information sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Water in Bungoona picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Bungoona Path and hand railings. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
A place to rest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
A tree calling this rock home. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2016.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-34.0631078,151.0577952)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Farnell Avenue then drive for 1.5 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 70 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 10 m
  • Turn sharp left and drive for another 40 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the eastern end of the Royal Area Office car park (at 159 Farnell Ave, Royal National Park), this walk follows the 'Bungoona Path' sign along the concrete path toward the picnic area (visible through the trees). This walk heads gently downhill along the concrete path and soon bends left to come to the water fountain (on the right) and picnic area (on the left).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a car park (about 7 m back from the start).
After 50 m find the "Bungoona Picnic area" (8 m on your left).
Bungoona Picnic area
Bungoona Picnic area

Bungoona Picnic area 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, a tap and a drinking fountain. The tables are accessible across a grass area about 6-15m away from the concrete path. There is a reasonable amount of natural shade and the picnic area is not as heavily used as some of the other areas in the park.
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Bungoona Picnic area 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, a tap and a drinking fountain. The tables are accessible across a grass area about 6-15m away from the concrete path. There is a reasonable amount of natural shade and the picnic area is not as heavily used as some of the other areas in the park.

After another 15 m find the "Potable Water" (on your left).
Potable Water
Potable Water

A drinking fountain 66cm high, located on the paved area beside the path.
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A drinking fountain 66cm high, located on the paved area beside the path.

After another 105 m find the "Trip Hazard" (on your right).
Trip Hazard
Trip Hazard

A 4cm trip hazard between two concrete slabs.
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A 4cm trip hazard between two concrete slabs.

After another 10 m find the "Trip Hazard" (on your left).
Trip Hazard
Trip Hazard

An 8cm trip hazard between two concrete slabs.
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An 8cm trip hazard between two concrete slabs.

After another 65 m come to the "Seat".
Seat
Seat

A timber slat bench seat, 53cm high, 47cm deep and 2.1m wide, located on the path.
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A timber slat bench seat, 53cm high, 47cm deep and 2.1m wide, located on the path.

After another 10 m find the "Trip Hazard" (on your left).
Trip Hazard
Trip Hazard

A 6cm trip hazard between two concrete slabs.
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A 6cm trip hazard between two concrete slabs.

After another 160 m find the "Seat" (on your right).
Seat
Seat

A timber slat bench seat, 53cm high, 47cm deep and 2.1m wide, located on the path.
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A timber slat bench seat, 53cm high, 47cm deep and 2.1m wide, located on the path.

After another 25 m veer right, to head along Bungoona Path.
After another 45 m come to "Trip Hazard".
Trip Hazard
Trip Hazard

A 4cm trip hazard between two concrete slabs.
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A 4cm trip hazard between two concrete slabs.

"Seat".
Seat
Seat

Two timber slat bench seats, 51cm high, 47cm deep and 2.1m wide. Seats are on a concrete platform at the lookout.
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Two timber slat bench seats, 51cm high, 47cm deep and 2.1m wide. Seats are on a concrete platform at the lookout.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 490 m to get back to the start.
"Bungoona Lookout".
Bungoona Lookout
Bungoona Lookout

Bungoona Lookout in the Royal National Park provides fantastic views over the Hacking River and distant views across the tops of the surrounding hills. This is a fenced (metal fence, 103cm high) wheelchair accessible lookout on a concrete platform with 2 bench seats.
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Bungoona Lookout in the Royal National Park provides fantastic views over the Hacking River and distant views across the tops of the surrounding hills. This is a fenced (metal fence, 103cm high) wheelchair accessible lookout on a concrete platform with 2 bench seats.

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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Bungoona Path


Grading
Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 990 m
Time 20 min to 40 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Naturally Accessible
Slope summary:
Mostly flat or gentle slopes. No section steeper than 1:12.

Surface summary:
Smooth & hard concrete surface the full length.

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 3 on route, on average they are 245 m apart with the largest gap of 490 m.


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