OPEN 7 DAYS: Café 8:30am (8am weekends)-4:30pm
CAFÉ p: 02 9542 6222, EVENTS p: 02 9542 6066 2 Lady Carrington Drive, Royal National Park, NSW, 2232 VIEW MAP

About Audley Dance Hall

Set amidst native bushland with views over the Hacking River, Audley Dance Hall Café offers an idyllic location for your next recreational day out of the bustling city. Synonymous with generations of Sydneysiders as a part of the world to take the family to relax and enjoy nature, this café and tourist information centre, allows family outings in one of the most picturesque and tranquil settings in Sydney. With history dating back to the early settlement of Sydney and further back with the traditional owners of the Illawarra, the Dharawal people.

Our People

Richard Mallam and James Lancaster are old friends from school and both have extensive experience in restaurants, bars and catering, from Sydney to Byron Bay, London to Manhattan, friendly service and quality food is paramount to both.

Food Philosophy

Audley Dancehall Café is all about approachable, wholesome food. With all day breakfast, a mixture of casual and more refined lunch items and a great array of cakes, sweets and fresh sandwiches and takeaway items there’s something for everyone. For a relaxed breakfast, long lunch or a quick takeaway as you adventure in the Park, Audley Dancehall Café has a food offering for you, all made freshly in house.

For your special celebration, wedding or private event Audley Dancehall can tailor an exquisite menu to suit your style and reflect your desires with delicious and exciting food. From the canapés served after your ceremony, delicious seafood station or family styled shared platter, your wedding day will be a flood of wonderful memories.

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History Lesson

Audley is located at the headwaters of the Hacking River in The Royal National Park. The ‘Royal’ or ‘Nasho’ was established in 1879, as the second oldest National Park in the world behind Yosemite est.1864 in the US, and is close to 40,000 acres.

The Audley Dancehall was built in 1949 as a gesture of goodwill from the Military who had been training in the Park during the past two wars. With over 2,000 residents in Audley in the 1901 census, the Audley Dancehall became the place for celebrations, band nights and singing and dancing.The Dancehall was refurbished in 2010 with homage to its Heritage & modern amenities added.

Audley has been known as an area of relaxation and recreation since the early days of the Park. Opposite the Audley boatshed and with the extensive grassed areas out the front and close proximity to wonderful walking tracks Audley is once again is the place to build memories and escape the hustle of the city.

Our Friends

Work With Us

Our team are our biggest asset, and we treat them with the respect they deserve. We are committed to the development of our staff and work closely with each individual to help them reach their full potential. Most importantly, we have fun while we do it. To find out more about working for Audley Dance Hall, send your application and CV to