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Junior ranger: Copeland Tops

Copeland Tops State Conservation Area


COVID-safe tours and events

In line with the latest NSW Government COVID-19 advice, masks are encouraged for indoor settings where you cannot maintain a safe distance from others.

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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.

Thursday 14 July 2022, 10am to 12pm.
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
No wheelchair access
Medium. Suitable for adults and children 5 years and over. We’ll walk 2km and there are some steep staircase sections.

Child $15 per person (5 to 16 years). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum 1 adult per paid child. Accompanying adults free.

Meeting point
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area carpark
For large organised groups and school tours contact the NPWS Newcastle Discovery Coordinator on 02 4927 3267.
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Join an NPWS guide for a peek inside the Mountain Maid gold mine this school holidays. You'll see some of the old machinery like a battery stamper, whirly-gig gold separator, air compressor and gold carts. You can even pan for gold.

On this tour, you'll learn about plants and animals that live here and how they survive in this magical park. You'll also discover what a ranger does to protect this beautiful area in Copeland Tops State Conservation Area.

It's going to be a busy morning, so remember to wear a hat, sunscreen and enclosed shoes, and bring along some insect repellent, drinking water and snacks. The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info