Audley is located at the headwaters of the Hacking River in The Royal National Park or ‘Nasho’ as it is affectionally known. Established in 1879, it’s the second oldest national park in the world behind Yellowstone National Park in the United States, which was established in 1872.
The Royal National Park is a 150 sq. km swathe of wilderness, taking in beautiful coastline, rugged cliffs, beaches, heathland, grassy woodlands, rivers and eucalypt forests as far as the eye can see. Visitors to the park are rewarded with everything from remote campgrounds to ancient rock art.
The park is also a playground for active types and nature lovers. Follow paths carpeted in moss through a landscape threaded with rivers and bordered by jagged cliffs where you can stand and gaze at the rise and fall of the Pacific Ocean.
There are great vantage points all through Royal National Park where you can watch for whales during the migratory season from May to November each year. There are also a few wild surfing spots and places to swim, too. Drop into the Royal National Park Visitor Centre to map out your day.