Suggestions for walks and routes
One of Australia’s greatest natural attractions
– and just 26 kms south of Sydney’s CBD
The Park is well known for its many great point to point walks, remote beaches and other world class scenic attractions. But it can be difficult to explore, it is large – over 150 square kilometres – has previously had no public transport options, has limited parking and even if you have a car there is no easy way to retrieve it after a point to point walk.
‘Park Connections’ goal is to offer the best possible sustainable transport service for visitors in the Royal National Park. We are honoured to have the opportunity to operate services in such an amazing environment, where our activity can significantly promote park values. Indeed the reason our service exists is to minimalise the impact of visitors (and their transport) while dispersing them within the park. By default our services ease pressure on the existing access points and facilities. We are aware though that we have to help educate potential visitors on the options that our transport services open up. The options that we have identified on our website are a start – this list will grow over time. Getting visitors into buses and out of cars also has a huge impact on the environment – one bus can replace 40 cars. Our mini-coaches are rated ‘Euro 6’ which is the lowest emission vehicle currently available in its class (our back-up large vehicles are Euro 2 – we will upgrade these with lower emission vehicles if we determine that we need large vehicles full-time). We carry information on the buses to help educate visitors on sustainable practices. A key – and not obvious – benefit of our service is that it makes a nature based experience much more accessible for many. We aim to educate and attract potential visitors who previously would not have visited the park. We can still do more and aim to constantly improve. We will collect usage and satisfaction data on our services to help us improve our offering over time.
– Cheers Neil Geddes, Director