Royal National Park

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Detours in place for Otford road closure

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive between McKell Avenue and Otford Lookout next week for maintenance work to be carried out. The road will be closed in both directions between 8am and 3pm from Tuesday, August 31 to Thursday, September 2, weather permitting. Work will include general maintenance, guardrail repairs, trimming … Continue reading

Deer control program rids Royal of another 90 feral pests during June

THE ongoing deer control program in the Royal National Park has removed an additional 90 of the feral pests from remote areas through a targeted aerial control operation last month. The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Area Manager Brendon Neilly said the June aerial shooting program conducted in the Royal National Park was the … Continue reading

Missing man may be in Royal National Park

POLICE are appealing for public assistance to find a man reported missing from Sydney’s south, who they believe may be in the Royal National Park. Craig Bonus, aged 53, was last seen last Thursday (13 May 2021) in Engadine and hasn’t been seen since. Craig is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a medium … Continue reading

Lady Wakehurst Drive closed for maintenance work next week

MOTORISTS are advised of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive next week, between McKell Avenue at Waterfall and Otford Lookout, for maintenance work. Maintenance work will be carried out, including general maintenance, guardrail repairs, vegetation trimming and clearing gutters and drains to improve safety for motorists. Detours will be in place via McKell Avenue, the … Continue reading

Teen allegedly clocked driving through Royal National Park at over 135kmh

A TEENAGE driver has been fined $2,520 and lost six demerit points after allegedly being caught speeding in the Royal National Park. About 5pm yesterday (Wednesday February 3), a black Ford Focus was travelling along Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, Royal National Park, allegedly travelling up to 138kmh in a sign-posted 80kmh zone. Officers attached to … Continue reading

Lady Wakehurst Drive to close for maintenance work

MOTORISTS are advised by Transport for NSW of the closure of Lady Wakehurst Drive between Otford and Waterfall next week. The road will be closed in both directions from Otford Road to McKell Avenue between 8am and 3pm from Wednesday November 4 to Friday November 6, weather permitting. Maintenance work includes general maintenance, trimming vegetation and clearing gutters … Continue reading

Royal National Park driver’s number plates confiscated

A DRIVER has had his licence suspended and number plates confiscated after being caught allegedly travelling nearly twice the speed limit in the Royal National Park. About 2pm on Monday (August 24), officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting speed enforcement duties on Lady Wakehurst Drive, when they detected a Toyota 86 … Continue reading

Teen killed in Royal National Park car crash this afternoon

A TEENAGE passenger has been killed after the vehicle in which he was travelling crashed into a tree at Lilyvale, near Helensburgh early this afternoon. A police investigation is underway following the fatal single-vehicle crash in the Royal National Park. Emergency services were called to Lady Wakehurst Drive about 1.45pm today (Saturday), following reports a … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: The Blue Hole Surf Club

Originally posted on Looking Back:
In the 1940s a surf club was formed at Era with their rescue boat christianed after the original Blue Hole boat. The members of the surf club included Peter Howe (front left) and Tony Piccinelli (front right). By MICK ROBERTS © HIDDEN, secretly perched overlooking the ocean in the Royal National Park,…

Madden’s Plain fire extinguished

INQUIRIES are underway after fires broke out in the Royal National Park on Saturday night. Emergency services were called to Bottle Forest Road at Heathcote about 7.20pm on Saturday after up to six small fires were spotted in bushland. Police were assisted by the Dog Unit and police airwing, Polair, while Rural Fire Services crews … Continue reading

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