Robertson's Roundabout
Dharawal Country

1 h to 1 h 15 min

2.4 km
circuit

↑ 151 m
↓ -151 m

Hard track
From the Royal National Park Centre, this walk crosses the Hacking River before rising steeply up onto the ridge to fantastic views of the Hacking River. If you look into the distance you can see Cronulla on the horizon at the highest points. Towards the end of the circuit, with good views of the surrounding bushland, the track descends to the river and back to the visitor centre. 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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Ironbark Flat Picnic Area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Audley Visitor Centre. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The Hacking River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The Robertson Roundabout is very well signposted. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The view of Cronulla from the top of the Roundabout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The view of the Hacking River from the top. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
The track between Audley and the roundabout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Audley Park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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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 At the intersection of Sir Bertram Stevens Drive & Lady Carrington Drive (-34.0752698,151.0565694)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Ironbark Flats, this walk heads alongside the visitor centre to turn up the stairs between the Visitor Centre and the toilet block, meeting Sir Bertram Stevens Drive.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Sir Bertram Stevens Drive & Lady Carrington Drive Start heading along Lady Carrington Drive (a service road).
There is a car park (about 100 m back from the start).
There is a toilet (about 30 m back from the start).
After 50 m head through/around the gate.

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Then find the "Audley Picnic area" (25 m on your right).
Audley Picnic area
Audley Picnic area

Audley Picnic area is a large grassy area with beautiful views across the Hacking River. There are 2 picnic tables with 2 sheltered double gas BBQs. A few benches are scattered around the area. Closer to the 'Audley Dancehall' building there's a signposted toilet block (just up the short staircase).
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Audley Picnic area is a large grassy area with beautiful views across the Hacking River. There are 2 picnic tables with 2 sheltered double gas BBQs. A few benches are scattered around the area. Closer to the 'Audley Dancehall' building there's a signposted toilet block (just up the short staircase).

Then find the "Audley" (on your left).
Audley
Audley

Audley in the Royal National Park is where you will find the visitor information center, toilets, kiosk, boat shed (row boat hire), weir, water, BBQ's and plenty of picnic facilities. Take a step back in time and explore some of the preserved building like the old dance hall, enjoy wandering the grounds or grab an ice cream.
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Audley in the Royal National Park is where you will find the visitor information center, toilets, kiosk, boat shed (row boat hire), weir, water, BBQ's and plenty of picnic facilities. Take a step back in time and explore some of the preserved building like the old dance hall, enjoy wandering the grounds or grab an ice cream.

After 15 m pass the "Weir Cafe" (20 m on your right).
After 150 m find the "Commonwealth Pavilion" (15 m on your right).
Commonwealth Pavilion
Commonwealth Pavilion

The large sheltered 'Commonwealth Pavilion' picnic area offers 19 picnic tables and 4 single gas bbqs (high 90cm, grill area 43cm wide). From the picnic area there are beautiful views over the Hacking River and the picnic area. This is a great spot to see Cockatoos. There is a cafe, information center, toilets and other facilities nearby.
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The large sheltered 'Commonwealth Pavilion' picnic area offers 19 picnic tables and 4 single gas bbqs (high 90cm, grill area 43cm wide). From the picnic area there are beautiful views over the Hacking River and the picnic area. This is a great spot to see Cockatoos. There is a cafe, information center, toilets and other facilities nearby.

After another 45 m pass the water tap (20 m on your right).
After another 10 m pass the car park (5 m on your right).
Then find the "Parking Accessible" (10 m on your right).
Parking Accessible
Parking Accessible

A smaller car park with 3 mobility parking bay areas (6.1m long, 3.1m wide)
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A smaller car park with 3 mobility parking bay areas (6.1m long, 3.1m wide)

At the intersection of Engadine Track & Lady Carrington Drive turn right, to head along Engadine Track.
Then cross the bridge (about 55 m long)
After another 40 m veer right.
After another 115 m find the "Currawong Flats" (15 m on your right).
Currawong Flats
Currawong Flats

Currawong Flats is a large picnic area on the banks of the Hacking River in the Royal National Park. Carrawong Flats is on the western bank for the the Hacking River, Opposite Audley and just south of the junction with Kangaroo Creek. The Picnic area can be access by car or by foot by a wooden bridge, to Audley. The picnic area has a large flat and open grassy area with some shade from trees. There is a car park, toilets, garbage facilities, fire pit BBQ's, Picnic tables. Swimming and use of boats is not permitted in this section of the river.
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Currawong Flats is a large picnic area on the banks of the Hacking River in the Royal National Park. Carrawong Flats is on the western bank for the the Hacking River, Opposite Audley and just south of the junction with Kangaroo Creek. The Picnic area can be access by car or by foot by a wooden bridge, to Audley. The picnic area has a large flat and open grassy area with some shade from trees. There is a car park, toilets, garbage facilities, fire pit BBQ's, Picnic tables. Swimming and use of boats is not permitted in this section of the river.

After another 120 m veer right, to head along Robertsons Roundabout.
After another 335 m (at the intersection of Engadine Track & Robertsons Roundabout) turn left, to head along Robertsons Roundabout.
After another 285 m pass the "Robertson Knoll" (15 m on your right).
After another 170 m (at the intersection of Uloola Track & Robertsons Roundabout) turn left, to head along Robertsons Roundabout.
After another 640 m veer right, to head along Robertsons Roundabout.
After another 235 m veer left, to head along Engadine Track.
After another 90 m (at the intersection of Lady Carrington Drive & Engadine Track) turn left, to head along Lady Carrington Drive.
After another 155 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Robertson's Roundabout


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 2.4 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -16 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-16 m[toilet]
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