Royal National Park is a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 29 km south of Sydney CBD.
Founded by Sir John Robertson, Acting Premier of New South Wales, and formally proclaimed on 26 April 1879, it is the world's second oldest purposed national park (after Yellowstone in the United States), and the first to use the term "national park". Its original name was National Park, but it was renamed in 1955 after Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia passed by in the train on the way from Wollongong during her 1954 tour. (It could be argued that Royal is the oldest gazetted national park because Yellowstone's original gazetting was "public park or pleasuring ground",)
The park was added to the Australian National Heritage List in December, 2006.
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... The large area of Crown Land now comprising the Royal National Park was gazetted as a National Park in 1879, only the second such area in the world ... infantrymen, riflemen and artillery, prompted the construction of a short branch line into the National Park ... A regular service to the Park serving tourists commenced in May 1886, and a short section of the line was duplicated in 1899 to service the multiple trains that travelled there on weekends ...
... Royal National Park offers one legally sanctioned and several unofficial naturist beaches, for experiencing harmony between nature and the human body ... only authorised nude bathing area in the national park" ...
... ACT Kambah Pool New South Wales Birdie Beach, Wyong Shire NSW National Park Wildlife Authority Lady Bay Beach, Watsons Bay, Sydney Harbour (name changed in 1977 from Lady Jane Beach) Little ...
... by a track from Bald Hill Lookout that enters the Royal National Park to a small way in ... hill formations the escarpment itself turns into the white cliffs of the Royal National Park ... Ridge, which Bald Hill is the eastern tip of, and the Royal National Park ...
Famous quotes containing the words park, royal and/or national:
“Borrow a child and get on welfare.
Borrow a child and stay in the house all day with the child,
or go to the public park with the child, and take the child
to the welfare office and cry and say your man left you and
be humble and wear your dress and your smile, and dont talk
—Susan Griffin (b. 1943)
“a highly respectable gondolier,
Who promised the Royal babe to rear
And teach him the trade of a timoneer
With his own beloved brattling.”
—Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18361911)
“It is no part of the functions of the National Government to find employment for the people, and if we were to appropriate a hundred millions for his purpose, we should only be taxing 40 millions of people to keep a few thousand employed.”
—James A. Garfield (18311881)