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WilderQuest school holiday tours

Have you explored WilderQuest? Come and meet Ranger Sam, Pug, Spot and the rest of the gang in a national park near you. During the school holidays, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) run WilderQuest ranger-guided tours for kids to discover the hidden mysteries of our national parks. You can discover our wonderful coastline on a sea creatures treasure hunt, become a waterbug detective, or join an Aboriginal ranger on a bush tucker workshop. There's heaps of exciting adventures for the whole family. Keep an eye on this page to find out about WilderQuest tours in your region.

Children identifying animal bones with NPWS ranger. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH

Find a WilderQuest activity near you

Smoky Cape Lighthouse, Hat Head National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/NSW Government

WilderQuest Smoky Cape Lighthouse: Reach the top

On this WilderQuest adventure we'll explore the tallest lighthouse in NSW in Hat Head National Park near South West Rocks. Will you make it all the way? Climb the steep spiral stairs to the top!

Fees apply. Free park entry.

Thursday 28 September 2017, 10am–11.15am and 11.30am–12.45pm.

Thursday 5 October 2017, 10am–11.15am and 11.30am–12.45pm.

Hat Head National Park in North Coast
Looking out to Bare Island Fort, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: Andrew Richards

WilderQuest Bound for Botany Bay

Join the WilderQuest gang at Kamay Botany Bay National Park. You'll go back in time to London in 1820, where you'll be sentenced to life as a convict and transported to Botany Bay.

Fees apply. Free park entry.

Tour 10.30am–12pm

Tour dates:

2017: Friday 6 October 2017

2018: Friday 12 January, Thursday 25 January and Friday 27 April 2018

La Perouse area in Sydney and surrounds
Minnamaurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan