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Lady Carrington Drive is a 10km, grade 2 One Way hike located in the Royal National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.
It’s unlikely that Lady Carrington rode a bike along this track, but luckily you can cycle this historic carriage route from Audley in the north to Sir Bertram Stevens Drive in the south.
This easy bike trail is sure to blow out the cobwebs as it follows the Hacking River upstream from Audley. Cycling over 15 creeks, each identified by its Aboriginal name, you’ll also pass blue gums, turpentines and patches of rainforest. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching. Keep your ear out for the mimicking call of the lyrebird and your eyes peeled for lace monitors and echidnas.
With three picnic areas along the track, you’ll have plenty of chances to stop and soak up the atmosphere. At Palona Brook, there’s a short detour to explore the sandstone cave. Organise a car pick up at the other end, take a walk around Forest path, or turn round and do it all again.
Take a virtual tour of Lady Carrington Drive captured with Google Street View Trekker.
About the Region
Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
8.30am-4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
To Fig Tree Flat carpark. Lady Carrington Drive is in the Audley precinct of Royal National Park. To get there:From Audley:Drive across Audley Weir and turn right after Weir CafeContinue straight past Varneys Bridge and follow the signs to Fig Tree FlatAlternatively, if starting from the southern end:Turn off Princes Highway at Waterfall train stationFollow McKell Avenue to the endTurn left onto Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and continue for approximately 0.5km Park entry points Fig Tree Flat carpark See on map Lady Carrington drive – South See on map Parking Parking is available at Fig Tree Flat and at the southern end of Lady Carrington Drive, off Sir Steven Bertram Drive. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited then.
Keep your eyes out for walkers on this shared track.
This cycle path can be ridden in either direction.
Check the weather before you set out as Lady Carrington Drive can become boggy when it rains.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.