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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

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 caretakers of Audley Dance Hall, James Lancaster and partner Zoe Wall believe they have a special responsibility to protect and enhance the area's natural and cultural heritage. This ethos is underlined by the couple's commitment to sustainability. 

The Food

Audley Dance Hall Cafe has a well-deserved reputation for serving wholesome cuisine at its venue in the heart of Audley in Royal National Park. The cafe offers breakfast and lunch options – ranging from rustic to refined – and a great array of cakes, sweets and fresh sandwiches all made 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.

Just a wonderful and happy experience from the moment we walked in. Greeted by the manager and all staff were friendly, happy and very helpful. We left feeling really well looked after. The food and drinks were exceptional. Definitely going to be our new Saturday morning brekkie spot.

– Donna

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.
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Please call 02 9542 6066 for all cafe enquiries. We are currently operating as a takeaway cafe. We have some seating for you to use or you can bring a picnic rug and explore the Royal National Park. We are open 7 days 8:30am - 3:30pm.

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The Audley Dance Hall kiosk will remain open for takeaway everyday from 8:30am to 3pm. Come and grab our epic coffee, tea, home made sandwiches, cakes, sausage rolls, pies and our famous freshly pressed OJ. Finished off by a walk in the beautiful Royal National Park.
 

Audley Dance Hall Menu

Muffins & Cakes made in house daily. Ask for today’s selection.

Chargrilled Toast Sourdough or fruit toast with raspberry & apple jam $7.5 (gf bread +$2.5)

Bacon & Egg Roll Bacon, fried egg, tomato chutney mayo on a soft milk bun $12 (gfo)

Pistachio & Almond Granola Seasonal berries, blackberry panna cotta $16

Free Range Eggs Poached, scrambled or fried eggs, chargrilled sourdough $14

Extra egg $3.5

Cumin & paprika roast tomato $4

Avocado | Bacon | Halloumi | Maca feta (vg) $5                                                      

Confit garlic & thyme swiss brown mushrooms $5

Basil & sun-dried tomato chipolatas $5

Tea smoked rainbow trout $7 

Swap for gluten free bread $2.5 (vg option)

Smashed Avo Macadamia feta, fermented chilli, hazelnut dukkah, chargrilled miche $20 (vg, gfo)

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes Fresh banana, candied orange, honeycomb butter, pure maple syrup $22

Big Brekkie Two eggs, bacon, basil & sun-dried tomato chipolatas, halloumi, roast tomato, mushrooms, chargrilled sourdough $28

BLT Bacon rashers, cos leaves, spiced tomato salsa, lime aioli, chargrilled sourdough $14

Fried egg $3.5

Avocado $5

Vegan Bowl Chargrilled pumpkin wedge, kale, mushroom, broccolini, macadamia feta, avocado, house relish, sourdough $25 (vg, gfo)

Grilled & Chopped Salad Cos hearts, shallots, roasted beetroot, grilled corn & zucchini, cabbage, cherry tomato, edamame, crunchy chickpeas, tahini dressing $18 (vgo, gfo)

Halloumi | Avocado | Chicken $5

Tea smoked rainbow trout $7

Marinated Chicken Club Bacon rashers, avocado mayo, rocket, cumin roasted tomato, on an olive oil panini served with chips $22

Beef Burger Bacon jam, cheddar, salad of cos lettuce, tomato, zucchini pickles, herbed aioli, on a soft milk bun served with chips $22 (gfo)

Double beef & cheese $7

Fish ’n’ Chips Beer-battered flathead, radish & fennel salad, chips, tartare $25

Confit Garlic & Chilli Prawn Linguine Wild rocket, parsley, lemon $26

Herb Crusted Salmon Green tea noodles, sesame, red radish, snow pea sprouts, citrus ponzu sauce $28

Open 7 days 8:30am-4:00pm (8am-4:30pm on weekends)

We take reservations for groups of 8 – 20 guests. if you are a smaller group we have plenty of seating available. 

Please maintain social distance and utilise the hand sanitisers supplied. If you are ill or show ANY symptoms such as coughing, running nose, fever please choose another time to visit the cafe.