Royal National Park

Leanne’s parents have been staying with us for the past week or so, and they are heading down the south coast to spend some time with their other daughter before driving back to Adelaide.

On their way out of Sydney, we drove with them down to Royal National Park and spent the morning wandering around enjoying the scenery.

We started with a short walk to the Bungoona Lookout which had great views out over the Hacking River.

Hacking River - Royal National Park

Hacking River - Royal National Park

We then drove down through Audley through the park and eventually ended up near the intersection of Lady Wakehurst Drive and McKell Avenue where there was a nice open area suitable for a picnic lunch.

Preparing Lunch - Royal National Park

Preparing Lunch - Royal National Park

While we were eating our lunch, we had a visit from a rather bold Sulphur Crested Cockatoo who was obviously used to picnics and knew where to come and find food.

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo - Royal National Park

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo - Royal National Park

The bird wandered around staring at us while we ate, coming quite close and keeping an eye out for crumbs.

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo - Royal National Park

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo - Royal National Park

After lunch we headed back up the hill a short way to the start of the Forest Path walking track, part of which was along Lady Carrington Drive but then follows the Hacking River around before looping back to the carpark where we started. It was a pleasant 90 minute walk through the national park.

Crimson Rosella - Royal National Park

Crimson Rosella - Royal National Park

After saying goodbye to Leanne’s parents (who headed out to Waterfall and then south from there), we drove back to Audley for some afternoon tea and then home again.

GPS Track - Royal National Park

GPS Track - Forest Walk - Royal National Park

Tweets from today

just back from a day trip to Royal National Park, south of Sydney – lovely day, nice walks
21st September, 2008 4:57 PM from web
 

2 Responses to “Royal National Park”

  1. Trevor says:

    Great shot of the SC Cockatoo. Pity the rosella turned its back on you.

  2. Jill and Bill says:

    We had a very enjoyable day at the Royal National Park with you both. Lovely photographs of the birds and scenery.

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