News Stories

Blue Mountains National Park - Free Vehicle Entry on 8 October

Source: Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith
Archived 6 Dec 2017 - Posted: 7 Oct 2017
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that vehicle entry costs will be waived for the state’s 45 fee paying national parks on Sunday 8 October as part of National Parks and Wildlife Service’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

“With the NSW School holidays coming to an end why not cap them off with a visit to our magnificent Blue Mountains National Park,” said Stuart Ayres.

“The mercury is set to soar this weekend providing the perfect opportunity for a picnic at Euroka clearing or a swim at the famous Jellybean Pool.”

The 50th anniversary celebrates five decades of conservation and is an opportunity to thank the staff and volunteers who protect and conserve more than 870 reserves, covering over 7 million hectares.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, seven public events will be held around the state on Sunday 8 October 2017, including a flagship event at Royal National Park, the oldest national park in the state.

The Royal National Park event at Ironbark Flats will include free Discovery Ranger tours and opportunities to learn about Aboriginal culture and Australian wildlife.

People can picnic or enjoy the free sausage-sizzle and the event’s music and dance performances. A free bus shuttle will run from Sutherland, Engadine and Loftus Train Stations and Bundeena to Ironbark Flats.

National Park events on Sunday 8 October:

  • Roto House, Macquarie Nature Reserve, Port Macquarie
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay
  • Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, Morton National Park
  • Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
  • Hill End Historic Site, Hill End
  • The Kinchega Woolshed and Shearers Quarters Complex, Kinchega National Park

For more information and to register for the Royal National Park event, visit: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/free-park-entry-8-october-2017 and book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au

This article archived 6 Dec 2017

 
Blue Mountains Concert Society Blue Mountains Concert Society Blue Mountains Concert Society Ian Cooper & Emma Pask 15 Sept Simon Tedeschi 10 Nov

Recent News

Be Prepared: Get Ready Weekend 2018
Be Prepared: Get Ready Weekend 2018
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is inviting people to get involve...
NDIS Calculator Counts the Cost of Disability Support
NDIS Calculator Counts the Cost of Disability Support
With more than 460,000 people expected to receive a disability support...
First Artists Announced for the 2019 Blue Mountains Music Festival!
First Artists Announced for the 2019 Blue Mountains Music Festival!
The 24th annual Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk Roots and Blues...
Leura Gardens Festival 2018 - New Format
Leura Gardens Festival 2018 - New Format
Planning is well underway for the 2018 festival which will have a new...
Lee Kernaghan Announces Final 2018 Dates on his Massive 25th Anniversary Boys from the Bush Tour
Lee Kernaghan Announces Final 2018 Dates on his Massive 25th Anniversary Boys from the Bush Tour
With a string of dates in November and December, Lee brings to a close...

What's New

Term 4 catalogue out now!
Term 4 catalogue out now!
Macquarie Community College Richmond
Botanic Garden Waratah Festival 22/9
Botanic Garden Waratah Festival 22/9
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
Free Open Day - Mt Druitt campus
Free Open Day - Mt Druitt campus
Macquarie Community College Richmond
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Free Open Day - Mt Druitt campusCome to our Open Day and enjoy lots of fun activities and workshops. Visit www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/opendayView Macquarie Community College Richmond »