King of the Mountain – enjoy the ride
  • Monday 14 July 2008

632 bus connecting Hinterland and Coast
King of the Mountain event in Pomona, Sunday 27 July

The King of the Mountain annual event in Pomona joins forces with Council’s TravelSmart Noosa team with an additional bus service becoming available, connecting the Hinterland to the Coast, with thanks to TransLink and Sunbus.

Travelling to the event has never been so easy with the 632 SunBus Service taking passengers from Noosa Heads to Pomona for $2.70 for adults and $1.40 for children/concession. So there’s no need to search for carparks or spend on petrol this year because you can enjoy the journey the TravelSmart way!

The 632 service came on board in March as a six month trial in partnership with TransLink, opening up a whole new world for young people who previously had no independent access to travel outside the Hinterland. Now there is an additional service to facilitate this special event, departing Pomona at 4:15PM.

Buses depart Noosa Heads for Pomona (via Noosa Civic, Tewantin and Cooroy) at 7:40am, 12:15pm and 5:20pm and return from Pomona at 8:50am, 1:25pm, 4:15pm and 6:30pm. Full scheduling details are available at: http://www.travelsmartnoosa.com.au/. As an added incentive, anyone who shows their bus ticket to the TravelSmart Noosa team at the King of the Mountain will receive a TravelSmart surprise.

Carpooling: Visitors to the event can share the ride with a friend, neighbour, relative or friendly competitor – or maybe someone they haven’t met yet. The TravelSmart Noosa Team at Sunshine Coast Regional Council are compiling a carpooling list for all interested parties. Send details through to travelsmart@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au. Your details need to include your name, suburb to travel from/to, number of people travelling, approximate times you wish to travel and whether you wish to be the driver or passenger.

Bicycle: For the more active, you may like to visit the King of the Mountain by bicycle. Make it a special trip, or include it as part of a recreational ride. By road, the most direct route is along Elm Street and Yurol Forest Drive. Download the Cycling and Walking map online at http://www.travelsmartnoosa.com.au/ look for Ride 10 – Pomona Loop or Ride 11 – The Black Mountain Ride.

For more information on travelling to the King of the Mountain or TravelSmart Noosa, log onto http://www.travelsmartnoosa.com.au/ or http://www.kingofthemountain.com.au./