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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

Children snorkelling at a NSW national park. Photo: D Finnegan

WilderQuest Wet, wild and wacky kids' snorkel

Pop on goggles and flippers, and let's go snorkelling! Join in the WilderQuest fun at Merimbula Lake. What wonderful sea creatures can you spot beneath the surface?

Fees apply. Free park entry.

Wednesday 3 January 2018, 1pm–2:30pm. Thursday 4 January 2018, 2pm–3:30pm. Wednesday 10 January and Thursday 11 January 2018, 9am–10:30am. Wednesday 17 January 2018, 12:30pm–2pm.

Cottage 3 at Woody Head, Bundjalung National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk

WilderQuest Woody Head rockpool ramble

Attention all kids visiting and camping at Woody Head campground! Take off on a WilderQuest adventure these school holidays, exploring rockpools and the shoreline.

Fees apply. Park entry fees apply.

Morning tour 9am–10.30am: Tuesday 9 January and Tuesday 23 January 2018

Afternoon tour 3.30pm–5pm: Tuesday 19 December 2017, Tuesday 2 January and Tuesday 16 January 2018

Meet the ranger 10 minutes before we start.

Bundjalung 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.
Friday 12 January, Thursday 25 January and Friday 27 April 2018, 10.30am–12pm
La Perouse area in Sydney and surrounds
Minnamaurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan