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Celebrating Parks Week at the Royal

A quaint boatshed on Audley Rd, inside the Royal National Park. PHOTO: About NSW.

A quaint boatshed on Audley Rd, inside the Royal National Park. PHOTO: About NSW.

AUDLEY will come alive on Sunday March 3 as Australia’s first national park joins in the state-wide celebrations for Parks Week.

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Regional Manager Mike Patrick said the events would highlight a range of activities at Audley in the Royal National Park.

“The theme for Parks Week is Get Healthy by Nature, and we have designed a day of different activities to encourage people to get out and about,” he said.

The day will feature a series of free guided bushwalks, walks along Lady Carrington Drive with the Royal Ramble or take on the scenic Audley hike for those up for more of a challenge.  There’s a chance to step back in time and learn how visitors to Royal National Park have used the park for recreation over the last 130 years. Visitors can also watch a Tai Chi demonstration then jump in and have a go with a free hour long beginner class at 11am and 2pm.

Families will be entertained by the King and Queen of Green and Tree Tales roving performers and can experience an encounter with live native animals at the wildlife display. Weir Café patrons will be treated to a performance by an acoustic guitar soloist.

The activities are free but bookings are essential through the Kamay Botany Bay Visitor Centre on (02) 9668 2000.

These are among more than 30 activities occurring in national parks across the state to celebrate Parks Week from March 2.

For more information on events on offer in NSW national parks for Parks Week visit : www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/parksweek

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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