Audley, New South Wales

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Audley
New South Wales
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Audley is located in New South Wales
Audley
Audley
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°04′23″S 151°03′24″E / 34.07306°S 151.05667°E / -34.07306; 151.05667Coordinates: 34°04′23″S 151°03′24″E / 34.07306°S 151.05667°E / -34.07306; 151.05667
Established 1900s
Postcode(s) 2232
Elevation 160 m (525 ft)
Location 35 km (22 mi) from Sydney
LGA(s) Sutherland Shire
State electorate(s) Heathcote
Federal Division(s) Cunningham
Picnic area

Audley is a locality on the outskirts of southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located in the Royal National Park and is part of the Sutherland Shire.

Kangaroo Creek joins the Hacking River at Audley. A causeway crosses the river here, which is subject to flooding and occasional road closure for travellers into the Royal National Park, and communities at Bundeena/Mainbar. Audley features extensive picnic areas, boat hire facilities, a bike track and a visitor's centre. Audley is also the location of the administrative headquarters for the Royal National Park.

History[edit]

The area was surveyed by Lord George Edward Audley in 1863-64, where he set up camp. He later married Emily, second daughter of Major Sir Thomas Mitchell, the Surveyor-General.

Floodgates were constructed in Audley in 1900. Audley developed into a small village of amusements, surrounded by 'pleasure gardens'. It was popular with holiday-makers and honeymooners who could stay at the Allambie House guesthouse. A dance hall was built here in the 1940s, which still stands today.