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 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.
Find an activity near you
Attention all kids visiting and camping at Woody Head campground, near Iluka! Take off on a WilderQuest adventure these school holidays, exploring rockpools and the shoreline.
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.
Explore, engage, play and create at Royal National Park over summer! Join a WilderQuest adventure led by an NPWS guide. Hunt for bugs, spot birds, create art from nature ... do 1, 2, or 3 activities.
- Fees apply. Park entry fees apply.
Dates: Thursday 3 January, Tuesday 8 January, Thursday 10 January, Tuesday 15 January, Thursday 17 January, Tuesday 22 January and Thursday 24 January 2019
Times and sessions:
- 10am to 11am: We're going on a bug hunt
- 11.15am to 12.15pm: Art in nature
- 12.30pm to 1.30pm: Bird Spotto
- Royal National Park in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
Are you interested in solving mysteries? Come along and hear about some mysteries of the past at this historic gaol in Arakoon National Park.
Do you enjoy caring for the environment and animals? These school holidays, experience the WilderQuest fun and find out what it's like to be an NPWS ranger.
- Fees apply. Park entry fees apply.
Saturday 5 January, 12 January, 19 January and 26 January 2019, 10.30am to 12.30pm
- Fitzroy Falls
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.
Come on a fun WilderQuest adventure. We'll explore the bugs of Maddens Falls in Dharawal National Park, near Helensburgh, and find out where they're hiding.
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.
Join this campfire circle for teens if you’d like to understand more about Aboriginal culture in Blue Mountains National Park. You’ll get to see and learn about traditional tools and weapons.
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
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'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.
Do you want to discover the deadly and dangerous creatures living within Minnamurra Rainforest? Come along to learn all about them in Budderoo National Park.
Come on an exciting expedition as we venture through forests and ferns. Explore the wild beauty of Blue Mountains National Park. This is one of 5 Junior Ranger activities you can do in 2019.
Ever wondered how to thrive in the bush? Learn some essential bush skills on this 2km walk for teens at Blackheath in Blue Mountains National Park.
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.
Looking for a hands-on experience these school holidays? Come along to this cultural appreciation activity in Blue Mountains National Park. It's one of 5 Junior Ranger activities you can do in 2019.
Do you like dragonflies? Want to find out lots of interesting things about them and get creative too? Come along to this great WilderQuest winter holiday activity at Blackheath.
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.