Allambie Flat in the Royal National Park in located just north of Audley Village, across the Port Hacking River. It is located where Kangaroo Creek flows into the Port Hacking and is also where you’ll find Audley Boatshed where you can hire kayak, canoes and other watercraft.
Allambie Flat Picnic Area features a large car park, picnic tables and flat grassy areas that are great for groups to spread out and enjoy the local area.
Allambie Flat is close to Audley Village where the cafe and visitor centre is. You can get across to Audley Village by walking across the Audley Weir.
Where Is Allambie Flat Picnic Area (Map)
To get to Allambie Flat Picnic Area and Car Park turn off Audley Road before it cross the Weir.
If you’re coming from Sydney then Allambie Flat Picnic Area will be on your right.
Summary of Facilities at Allambie Flat
Allambie Flat has a large car park, fairly new and well maintained toilet block and is also the location of the Audley Boat shed where you can hire watercraft.
Lots Of Parking
One of the great things about Allambie Flat is that there is loads of parking here.
While Audley Village can be notoriously difficult to park at this is one of the best spots to park for Audley and is just a short walk across the weir to Audley Village.
There has been a recent upgrade to the toilet facilities at Allambie Flat and they are some of the best condition bathrooms in the Royal National Park.
They feature male and female bathrooms as well as a disabled bathroom and unisex sinks for washing your hand outside the bathroom.
The bathrooms even had a mirror. Talk about luxury!
Audley Boat Shed
You can go to Audley Boat Shed to hire water craft for spending the day on the river.
They hire out:
- Rowboats (4 people)
- Kayaks (single or double)
- Canoes (double)
- Paddleboats (2 adults 2 kids)
It’s around $40 for 1 hour hire, around $60 for 2 hours or around $80 for a full day hire. See Audley Boatshed Pricelist.
Other Interesting Spots Near Allambie Flat
There are quite a few great spots near Allambie Flat that are worth visiting while you’re in the area.
Audley is the crowning pearl of the Royal National Park and one of the most popular spots in the entire park.
It features an abundance of beautiful picnic lawns spread out across the river, picnic tables, public barbeques, bike racks, eco-friendly bathrooms and kayak and canoe hire.
The Weir Cafe is open 7 days a week from 8am and serves breakfast and lunch and a variety of takeaway options. If you need a coffee in the national park this is the spot to go.
Upstairs there is the Audley Room which runs high-teas on weekends.
Overall Audley is a fantastic place to spend a few hours or an entire day relaxing by the river and enjoying the serenity of the Royal National Park.
One of the most popular and beautiful waterfalls in the Royal National Park, Winifred Falls is just a short 1.5 km hike and a beautiful location to visit especially after there has been some rainfall.
The waterfall flows all year around and is a great place to cool off in summer or to sit and enjoy some lunch at the top of the falls.
Park off Warumbul Road and access the falls via the Winifred Falls Fire Trail.
If you have it in you continue down the river to South West Arm Pool which is another great swimming hole.