Audley Village is located within Royal National Park, Australia’s oldest national park and the second oldest in the world. First established in the 1900s as a recreational village, Audley remains popular with everyone from holiday-makers to honeymooners.
Located on the outskirts of southern Sydney, in Sutherland Shire, at the start of the Grand Pacific Drive, Audley is a 10-minute drive from Sutherland, 45-minute drive from Sydney and 40-minute drive from Wollongong.
Audley Dance Hall Cafe is housed within the historic Audley Dance Hall building, which was built in the 1940s across from Audley Weir. The café spills out onto grassy parklands where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature in the sun-splashed valley.
When visiting the Royal National Park you can purchase a Multi Parks Pass from the visitor centre or online before visiting, this enables you to visit the park as many times as you like for 12 month. With plenty to do an explore it is the perfect way to make the Royal National Park your local. Click below to find out more.
Audley Dance Hall Café is next to The Royal National Park Visitor Centre, open daily from 8.30am to 4.00pm and 8am-4:30pm on weekends.
The cafe provides the perfect spot to enjoy delicious coffee, share a meal, watch the kids run around the park or just enjoy the peace and serenity. The cafe offers a wide variety of food items for all tastes and needs, whether eating in or taking away, breakfast or lunch, sweets or pastries, or delicious beverages and coffee.
There is extensive outdoor seating, under the veranda with heating and inside the cafe to be comfortable all year round. The large grassed area in front of the cafe leads down to the river and provides an ideal area for kids to run whilst you enjoy a meal and coffee. Our in house pastry chef bakes cakes, biscuits, slices and an assortment of treats daily for a fresh selection.
Visitors to the Royal National Park can hire a rowboat from the Royal National Boat Hire and paddle around the Hacking River and Kangaroo Creek.
When arriving at Audley you can explore 16 trail heads. There is something for everyone. Some of our favourites are Winired Falls, a gorgeous spot especially after some rainfall. Kangaroo Creek, a hidden gem perfect for exploring either before or after a visit to the cafe. The coast track spanning from Bundeena to Otford, keep an eye out for Eagle rock.
Audley Dance Hall is a Heritage listed Dance Hall tastefully renovated to create one of Sydney’s premier venues. Over-looking the majestic Audley Valley and the Hacking River the Dance Hall is set amongst beautiful parkland, perfect for romantic ceremonies and picturesque back drops.
The timber lined Dance Hall provides a rich blank canvas to frame the celebrations of your dreams, with flexibility from small intimate occasions to seated dinners of up to 200 guests, all whilst allowing room for a dance floor and the absorbing Park views from the full width verandah.
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The newly refurbished Iron Bark Flat lawn is perfect for your weekend picnic. We can make it even easier for you when your order your hamper to collect from our Kiosk that is open every weekend from 8am-4pm. The kids will love exploring the Audley area and chasing the ducks and spotting the kookaburras. Be sure to watch out for the cheeky cockatoo’s.
Lady Carrington Drive is perfect for runners, walkers, mountain biking and exploring for the little one. Reids Flat is great for launching your kayak and spending the day swimming in the port hacking river. Further on from the Audley Village you will find many other popular spots, Wottamolla beach, figure eight pools, wedding cake rock, Garie beach and many more must see spots.
There is plenty of parking, so park up and spend the day exploring the Audley Village.
Buy your Multi Parks Pass today for $65 to enjoy the park all year round. Don’t pay $12 for the day. National Parks FAQs.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Audley village and hearing all about your time in the park.