The wildest and most remote places in New South Wales are now in the palm of your hand. On Tuesday, August 28, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service announced the launch of its new, free mobile app, which provides guides to more than 225 national parks.
It includes maps, things to do and places to stay in and around all of the national parks. And most information is downloadable, so, if you're heading beyond reception, you'll be able to save all the details you need to your mobile. Say goodbye to paper maps. But do remember that your device's battery might not last the distance of the multi-day hike you're planning.
Whatever outdoorsy escapade you're hoping to conquer, you'll find it: from picnic areas and swimming spots to walks and cycle paths to places of cultural and historical significance. Covered, too, are the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service's numerous accommodation options, including campgrounds, 19th century cottages and lighthouses.
Last, but not least, is a bunch of less fun but nonetheless necessary information, such as the whereabouts of toilet blocks and sources of drinking water. Whenever you find an adventure, sleepover or toilet block that appeals to you, save it among your favourites, for easy access at a later date.
The app, available now, is free to download to iOS (via the App Store) and Android devices (via Google Play). Ready to get going? Use the geolocation services help you to find a national park nearby.