Maps and directions
A walk down the Honeymoon Track starts at the environmental education centre. Refer to Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre for a map and directions to the centre.
If your excursion includes water testing, such as dipnetting, the excursion will conclude at Allambie Flat. Most buses will need to pick up at Ironbark Flat/Audley Village Carpark. Smaller buses may be able to pick up students near Allambie Flat (refer to your Booking Confirmation for pick up location).
Map of track and facilities
Degree of difficulty
- Mobile phone reception is patchy on the Honeymoon Track and at Allambie Flat
- Mobile phone reception is available around the centre, with variable strength and quality
- A landline phone is available at the environmental education centre and at the Royal National Park Visitor Centre
The Honeymoon Track descends from the environmental education centre to the Hacking River, in the Audley Valley. The track is 1 km long and descends over 600 steps. There are uneven steps and rocky surfaces. Students are in close proximity to water at the Hacking River. The walk from the bottom of the track to Allambie Flat involves crossing Audley Road near the weir. Students usually walk from Allambie Flat along the weir to Ironbark Flat to catch their bus at the end of the day.
The area has a variety of environments, including eucalypt woodland. The activities generally begin at or near the environmental education centre, and conclude at Allambie Flat.
The greatest hazards are one small cliff and crossing Audley Road near the weir. This road crossing requires additional management and is therefore usually only crossed with older students. Additional hazards include tree fall in high winds, snake bite, goannas and falling into the river. It is important that students keep to on tracks. Vigilance is required from all participants.
As the site has uneven steps and rocky surfaces it is recommended that sturdy footwear be worn. As areas can be without shelter, wind/rain proof jackets should be carried. Sun safety practices should be encouraged.
The group is very likely to encounter members of the public. Supervising teachers need to be aware of where students are at all times. Child protection measures and supervision will be required when students access public toilets.
Once your booking is confirmed, we will email you a draft risk assessment and management plan to use in the preparation of your own plan. This plan details risks on excursion and controls to minimise them on the day.
There are toilet facilities at both ends of the Honeymoon Track, at Allambie Flat and at Ironbark Flat. Younger students should be supervised by a teacher; older students should take a buddy with them.
Students can refill water bottles at taps at the environmental education centre, at Allambie Flat and at Ironbark Flat.