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Junior ranger: Glenrock coastal adventure tour

Glenrock State Conservation Area

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These school holidays, join us for an adventure at Dudley Beach in Glenrock State Conservation Area, near Newcastle. Discover the fossilised forest on the rock platforms there.


Wednesday 17 April 2024, 9.30am to 11.30am and Tuesday 1 October 2024, 1pm to 3pm.

No wheelchair access
Medium. Suitable for children 5 to 14 years, with a good level of fitness. The walk is 3km return, on a well-formed track with short steep hills and occasional steps.

Child (5 to 14 years) $15 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults free.

Meeting point
Start of Bombala walking track near interpretation sign.
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
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Weave along Bombala walking track through the bush with your NPWS guide, before descending to secluded Dudley Beach. Once there you’ll find out the ancient rainforest giants that once grew here, as you explore this unique environment.

While standing amongst the giants of the past, your experienced guide will share some skills that will help you search the waters for migrating whales.

If you have binoculars, bring them along to help you spot these giants of the deep as they travel on their journey south to their home.

At the end of this tour, you’re welcome to share the trails with your NPWS guide on the way back to your car. Or you might like to pack a lunch and stay on this hidden gem of a beach to explore a little more on your own.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info