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Kids’ and family activities

Did you know? NSW National Parks runs 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 Guide 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.

A group of children with an NPWS ranger on the Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk, Sea Acres National Park. Photo: OEH

Find an activity near you

Talking to a ranger. Photo: Paul Foley

Roving ranger at Dorrigo Rainforest

If you spot our roving ranger these school holidays, make sure you say 'hi'. You can ask them any questions you have about Dorrigo National Park.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tuesday 9 April, Tuesday 16 April, Tuesday 23 April and Wednesday 24 April 2019, 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm.

Where
Dorrigo National Park in North Coast
Two young boys an a nature play activity. Photo: Rosie Nicolai/OEH

Kids Gondwana nature play

Looking for something for the kids to do? This fun activity promises to re-engage kids with nature. Be part of the Gondwana Rainforests 25th anniversary celebration at Dorrigo National Park.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Saturday 13 April 2019, 10am to 11.30pm

Where
Dorrigo National Park in North Coast
Children exploring the rockpools during a WilderQuest activitiy. Photo: Phil Nicholas/OEH

WilderQuest Paddle with paddle weed

Lets take a walk amongst the paddle weed along the pristine coastline at Merimbula. Keep your eyes peeled for moon snails and sea hares, as they can be really well camouflaged.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When
Thursday 18 April 2019,  2.30pm to 4pm.
Where
Merimbula
Eastern dwarf tree frog. Photo: Kelly Nowak/OEH

WilderQuest Froggy on the hop

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.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Thursday 18 April 2019, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Where
Old Ford Reserve - Megalong Valley
A NSW National Parks ranger walks with junior rangers and adults through bushland in Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Junior ranger: Kid vs wild

Do you have what it takes to survive alone in the wild? Tackle the Aussie bush these school holidays in Warrumbungle National Park. This kids' activity is for daring adventurers 8 years and over.

Price
Fees apply. Park entry fees apply.
When

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 9.30 to 12.30pm.

Where
Warrumbungle National Park in Country NSW
Possum resting on branch, WilderQuest Spotlight tour. Photo: Jeff Betteridge/OEH

WilderQuest Spotlight tour

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.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When
Friday 26 April 2019, 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Friday 12 July and Friday 19 July 2019, 5pm to 7pm. Friday 4 October 2019, 6pm to 8pm.
Where
Blue Mountains National Park in Sydney and surrounds, Country NSW
Minnamaurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan