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MAKING MEMORIES
RELAX IN NATURE

THE AUDLEY DANCE HALL EXPERIENCE

Step into nature, walk the paths, ride the trails, paddle boats, eat wholesome food, listen to the birds, breathe fresh air, sense the history, relax and unwind with us at Audley.
10 minutes from Sutherland, 45 minutes from Sydney & 40 minutes from Wollongong, in the Park you will feel a world away. Open 7 days 8:30am-4:30pm (8am on weekends). Audley Dance Hall is open every public holiday except for Christmas day.

The Location

Audley is the northern gateway to the Royal National Park and the beginning of the Grand Pacific Drive, 10 minutes from Sutherland, 45 minutes from Sydney and 40 minutes from Wollongong. Audley Dance Hall is located across the weir and opposite the Audley Boat Shed. With a large grassed area out the front of the cafe in a valley protected from the wind it's the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the sights and smells of nature.

Sustainability

As the current custodians of Audley Dance Hall, we believe we have a special responsibility to protect and enhance its natural and cultural heritage. As the gateway to the Royal National Park, Audley provides an opportunity for visitors to relax and enjoy good food beside the beautiful Hacking River. This experience is enhanced by our commitment to sustainability. We aim to source wholesome and sustainable ingredients, to improve our resource efficiency and recycle as much as possible.We recognise that this is a journey, and we want to partner with our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to continue working towards a better world.

The Food

Audley Dance Hall is all about approachable, wholesome food. The cafe offers a mixture of casual and more refined breakfast and lunch items and a great array of cakes, sweets and fresh sandwiches all baked in house. For weddings and private events our seasonal menus are created for sharing and celebration with feasting platters and shared dishes, delicious canapes and grazing tables.

We just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for making our surprise wedding all we wanted and more. It was absolutely beautiful and we were so impressed with how you all went above and beyond to help us orchestrate a very stressful event. The day was wonderful and everyone commented on the service and how absolutely amazing the food was!

– Jessica & Kurt Mitchell

Aboriginal History

Prior to European settlement the region was home to an Aboriginal community, the Gweagal people, a Dharawal speaking clan. Evidence from Curracurrang, an area in the Royal National Park, shows occupation dates from about 8,200 years before present, making it one of the oldest coastal sites in the Sydney region.

National Park History

Audley is located at the headwaters of the Hacking River in The Royal National Park. The Royal National Park was established in 1879, as the second oldest National Park in the world (behind USA’s Yellowstone), was est.1872 and is 150km2. The Park stretches from beautiful coastline, cliffs, beaches across heathland, grassy woodlands, eucalypt forests and rivers.

Audley Dance Hall

The Audley Dance Hall was built in 1949 as a place for community to come together and celebrate, dance and share good food. Audley was previously known as the pleasure grounds and has been a community hub since the mid 1800s when a days outing was paddling, board playing, lawn bowls, cricket, tennis and engaging with the surrounding nature. The Dance Hall was refurbished in 2010 in homage to its heritage and modern amenities added.

CAFE ENQUIRIES

02 9542 6222
Opening hours: 8:30am (8am weekends)-4:30pm