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.
Kids’ and family activities
Did you know? NSW National Parks runs ranger-guided tours for kids and families to discover the hidden mysteries of our national parks. Explore our wonderful coastline on a sea creatures treasure hunt, become a waterbug detective, or join an Aboriginal ranger on a bush tucker workshop. Our WilderQuest events and tours are specially designed for kids aged 5 to 12 years, but there are heaps of exciting adventures for the whole family. Keep an eye on this page to see fun tours and activities in your region.
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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!
The bush is full of life and living things that can be difficult to see. On this WilderQuest adventure in Kosciuszko National Park, you'll find out how to follow the tracks of some amazing animals.
Ever wondered about the importance of ecosystems? Want to try something different this school holidays? Join the WilderQuest gang to examine Kosciuszko National Park's natural landscape, near Tumut.
Can you read a map? Join the WilderQuest gang on a school holiday quest at Sawpit Creek in Kosciuszko National Park. Go on a 3km walk and hear the stories of Ranger Sam's adventures.
Looking for something for the kids to do, away from the screens? This fun activity in Dorrigo National Park promises to re-engage kids with the natural environment, and be a highlight of the holidays.
Are you interested in solving mysteries? Come along and hear about some mysteries of the past at this historic gaol in Arakoon National Park.
Are you keen to learn all about bugs these school holidays? Join in the WilderQuest fun in the Blue Mountains area. Explore the many types of bugs living right under your feet!
Join the WilderQuest gang to meet some of the funniest shorebirds along the NSW South Coast. Don't miss this chance as they won't stay at Bournda National Park for long.
Get creative these school holidays. Join in the WilderQuest fun of tree painting at Blackheath in Blue Mountains National Park.
Do you love stories about long ago? If you do, this WilderQuest holiday adventure's for you. We'll take a trip to Goat Island and into Sydney's past.
On this WilderQuest adventure, we'll uncover the mysterious world beneath the rocks at Merewether Baths, near Glenrock State Conservation Area and Newcastle.
Are you keen to roast a marshmallow over a campfire? Join the WilderQuest fun these school holidays and listen to stories in Blue Mountains National Park.
Want to know some tips that will help you thrive in the bush? Come to this school holiday event at Blackheath in Blue Mountains National Park. It's one of 5 Junior Ranger activities you can do in 2019.
Take this exciting guided WilderQuest journey back in time on Fort Denison. During this fun school holidays activity you'll find out what it was like to be a convict transported to NSW.
Calling all frog lovers! Are you staying in (or near) Megalong Valley these school holidays? If you are, join us on this great WilderQuest adventure. We'll explore the toad-ally cool world of frogs.
- Fees apply. Free park entry.
Friday 11 January 2019, 6pm to 8pm. Friday 19 April 2019, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
- Old Ford Reserve - Megalong Valley
Do you like muddy places where interesting creatures thrive? If you do, don't miss this adventure in the Merimbula wetlands.
- Fees apply. Free park entry.
Monday 14 January 2019, 10am to 11.30am
Join the WilderQuest crew for a fun and interactive morning to discover more about our friendly native bees. We'll take a short walk to discover some of their favourite plants.
Come on a WilderQuest adventure to a hidden cave these school holidays. You'll cool down as you journey with an Aboriginal NPWS ranger to magnificent Walls Cave at Blackheath.
Do you love lizards? Join in the WilderQuest reptile fun in Blue Mountains National Park. You’ll get to explore their habitat and find out how you can help to protect our reptiles.
If you love the outdoors and are 8 to 12 years old, come along to this Junior Rangers activity at Blackheath during the school holidays. Learn mapping and orienteering skills and put them to the test!
If you're a creative teen interested in Aboriginal culture, book for this art activity at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blackheath. Led by an Aboriginal Discovery ranger, get ready to be inspired!
Shh! What was that? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Join our national parks ranger, for an exciting expedition under the stars. We'll discover the amazing creatures of the night on this easy 2hr tour.
Did you know that waterbugs are very important to our waterways? Find out more about these wondrous critters these school holidays. Come on a WilderQuest adventure in Blue Mountains National Park.
Join this hands-on WilderQuest activity in Blue Mountains National Park. Around the campfire, you'll learn all about our country's First People.
Love being in the bush? Want to know more about nature? Be part of the Junior Rangers in 2019. On this activity near Blackheath, you'll learn about staying safe around fire in different situations.
Don't miss the chance to learn about Aboriginal culture on this fun WilderQuest adventure. Led by an NPWS Aboriginal ranger, we'll create some traditional craft using resources straight from the bush.
Have you ever had the chance to learn basic bush skills and cook your own food on a campfire? Join the WilderQuest crew in exploring the natural world of Yarrangobilly.
Come on a fun adventure exploring Kosciuszko's natural world through a magnifying glass. Find out where the bugs are hiding around Yarrangobilly Caves and discover amazing things about them.
Test your climbing, crawling and balancing skills on this Kosciuszko WilderQuest adventure! We'll explore some of Yarrangobilly's smaller wild caves, and the creek and forest between them.
If you love arts, crafts and the outdoors, come along to this WilderQuest creative kite workshop at Seven Mile Beach National Park, near Kiama and Nowra.