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Getting mobile in National Parks easy with new mobile app

Over 28,000 people can’t be wrong in thinking that the new NSW National Parks app makes visiting the state’s most popular national parks and reserves much easier with information and maps ready to explore at your fingertips.

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Director Visitor Experience, Julie Bishop said the beauty of many of our national parks is their remoteness and diverse landscapes but the very nature of these natural spaces means they are often outside current mobile networks.

“The new NSW National Parks app is already a hit with the state’s national parks visitors,” Ms Bishop said.

“Visitors can download maps and information on 225 of our parks before they go and have this information handy when they get there – even in areas with no reception, internet or Wi-Fi.

“This is one of the ways that the NSW Government is making information more digitally accessible for people wanting to get out and explore our national parks.

“The app utilises geolocation features so people can find parks and attractions close by as well as further afield, so they can better plan their trip while they’re on the go.

“Additional features include browsing and locating campgrounds, cabins and homesteads in the surrounding area – all at a glance.

“Users can also discover things to do and see, exploring nearby activities and attractions like a local.

“The app can also be used to check the attractions that have toilets, picnic areas and other facilities as well as information on accessibility,” Ms Bishop said.

Parks, activities and accommodation can also be saved as favourites, so users can quickly access their favourite things to do and see in national parks at the touch of a button.

The FREE NSW National Parks app is now available for download on iOS and Android.

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