Explore Trial Bay Gaol by twilight with an NPWS guide by your side. Discover what life was like for prisoners and hear their stories as you watch the sun set in beautiful Arakoon National Park.
Kids’ and family activities
Looking for something to do with the kids? NSW national parks have plenty of family-friendly activities and attractions on offer. You can explore our wonderful coastline, become a waterbug detective, or join an Aboriginal Guide on a bush tucker workshop. With activities across the region, and NPWS events and tours specially designed for kids aged 5 to 12 years, you're bound to find something fun near you.
Keep an eye on this page to see the latest nearby tours and events. Book an activity near you.
Looking for something for the kids to do these school holidays? Join us for a fun hour in Dorrigo National Park, where kids (aged 5-8 years) can reconnect with nature through play and discovery.
Experience the rainforest like never before, on a 2km ranger-guided walk through World Heritage-listed Dorrigo National Park. It's only 1hr from Coffs Harbour, but you'll feel worlds away.
If you’re in Port Macquarie these school holidays, join this ranger-guided walk in Sea Acres National Park. Hear about the species in this park, and how you can help protect them. Great for all ages.
Join an NPWS ranger on a rare 2-hour guided tour of remote South Solitary Island, in Solitary Islands Marine Park, off the NSW Coffs Coast.
- Fees apply. Free park entry.
First weekend of the month from May to August 2022:
Saturday 7 May and Sunday 8 May 2022. Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June 2022. Saturday 2 July and Sunday 3 July 2022. Saturday 6 August and Sunday 7 August 2022.
Tours depart at 8am, 8.30am, 10am, 10.30am, 12pm and 12.30pm. Your visit to the island will be for 2 hours, with an 8 min (approx.) helicopter flight each way.
- South Solitary Island Historic Site in North Coast
Experience the magic of Copeland Tops at twilight. Explore Hidden Treasure track and the historic buildings of Mountain Maid gold mine on this evening tour near Gloucester.
Walk alongside an Aboriginal volunteer on this guided tour in Copeland Tops State Conservation area. We'll discover the traditional lands of the Worimi and Biripi people, at the foothill of Barrington Tops.
Become a ranger for a day these school holidays in Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. Discover lots about the park and find out what kinds of work rangers do on this 4km walk.
Become a ranger for the day and spot whales on their annual migration in Wyrrabalong National Park these school holidays.
Search for the splendid swift parrot in Wyrrabalong National Park these school holidays. You’ll play games and learn how this special ecosystem works.
Join an experienced local guide on a tour of the historic Davidson Whaling Station. Learn about the area’s legendary killer whales and how they helped whaling operations.
Get creative on a traditional weaving workshop in Bournda National Park, near Bega. Learn Aboriginal weaving techniques and see how these ancient skills carry a strong connection to Aboriginal culture.
Walk alongside an NPWS Aboriginal guide on this easy stroll through Bournda National Park. Join the search for traditional bush tucker and medicine plants on this cultural tour near Bega.
Shh! What was that? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Join our National Parks Discovery Ranger, for an exciting expedition under the stars. We'll discover the amazing creatures of the night on this easy 1.5hr tour.
Join this hands-on WilderQuest activity in Blue Mountains National Park. Around the campfire, you'll learn all about our country's First People.
Looking for a fun-filled kids’ activity these school holidays? Learn to play a range of Aboriginal games at the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, near Blackheath.
Are your kids curious about the wide outdoors? Bring them along to the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre these school holidays to learn about Aboriginal culture and staying safe in the bush.
Become a junior ranger this school holidays, on this fun orienteering tour at Blackheath. You'll learn some useful navigation skills along the way.
Book your tickets for the Mutawintji cultural festival at Mutawintji National Park, near Broken Hill. This family friendly 2-day celebration of Aboriginal culture includes dance, music and guided tours.