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WilderQuest: Rocky beaches mystery aliens

Sydney Harbour National Park


Come on a WilderQuest adventure these school holidays! We'll explore rockpools and rock platforms at Dobroyd, finding starfish and other wonderful creatures that live alongside them.


Sunday 15 April 2018, 1pm–3.30pm

Sydney Harbour National Park
No wheelchair access
Easy. Suitable for children 6–10 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Child $10 per person. Adults free.

Meeting point
The free angle parking, on the ocean side of Dobroyd Scenic Drive, Balgowlah Heights, (past Arabanoo lookout), opposite Dobroyd Head lookout.
Bookings required. Phone Kalkari Discovery Centre on (02) 9472 9300.

Join in our games and solve puzzles to find out about:

  • Different types of starfishes, their relatives and their favourite food.
  • Who hides within the coloured seaweed and sponge decorated rock pools?
  • Which animals are vegetarians, filter feeders, hunters or scavengers living between the tides?
  • Are there any dangerous dwellers along the shore?
  • Do they have hard outer shells, legs or no legs, and how do they move?

We'll walk for approximately 30 minutes downhill to the beach, along a wide track with safe steps. There are many magnificent views, including Sydney Harbour's North Head and South Head. In total, we'll be walking 1km.

It's a good idea to bring a spray jacket, old shoes with good grip, a hat, afternoon tea and drinking water.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Operated by

  • WilderQuest

Park info

  • in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.

    Other fees:

    Landing fee or tour fee applies to visit Sydney Harbour Islands. Fort Denison can only be visited on a tour. To visit Shark, Clark or Rodd islands Island, all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Vaucluse
      (02) 9337 5511
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
    • Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9337 1303
    • Mosman
      (02) 9960 6266
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Wednesday to Friday
    • Governors Road, Middle Head, Mosman NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9960 3965
See more visitor info
Dobroyd Scenic Drive, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan