The Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre is located approximately 1.5km from the Farnell Avenue entry of the Royal National Park.
Road access is via Farnell Ave. It takes approximately 5 minutes to drive to the centre from the Princes Highway turnoff.
There is no need to pay at the toll booth. Show the Visitors Services Officer your Booking Confirmation sheet and advise that student park use fees will be charged by National Parks following the excursion.
Buses can access the carpark to disembark students. On the day there may be room to park buses in the carpark or they may need to relocate, such as to Audley, until pickup time.
Mobile phone reception is available around the centre, with variable strength and quality
A landline phone is available at the Environmental Education Centre
The area around the environmental education centre has a variety of environments, including eucalypt woodland. Activities can be conducted at the centre and grounds or on surrounding tracks, such as the Bungoona Path and Honeymoon Track.
The greatest risks to students are the proximity to a busy road and access via the carpark.
The group is very likely to encounter members of the public. Supervising teachers need to be aware of where students are at all times. Child protection measures and supervision will be required when students access public toilets.
Once your booking is confirmed, we will email you a draft risk assessment and management plan to use in the preparation of your own plan. This plan details risks on excursion and controls to minimise them on the day.
The environmental education centre is one of the best sites in the park for students and staff with mobility issues. There is a paved path between the carpark, an accessible toilet and the environmental education centre. A portable wheelchair ramp provides wheelchair access to our main classroom.
The nearby Bungoona Path is wheelchair accessible. Our programs can be readily modified for students with mobility issues.
New public toilets were completed in late 2020. There are 2 x male and 2 x female toilets. Students should not access public toilets alone. Younger students should be supervised by a teacher; older students should take a buddy with them.