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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

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A NSW National Parks ranger and a boy look at a plant by a creek. Photo: Rosie Nicolai/OEH

Junior Rangers: Essential bush skills

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 2020.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tour times: 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm.

Tour dates: Friday 17 July and Thursday 8 October 2020.

The Thursday 16 April tour is cancelled.

Where
Blackheath area in Sydney and surrounds
Child holding a compass and reading a map. Photo: Zhukovvvlad/Shutterstock

Junior Rangers: Mapping and orienteering

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!

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Tour time: 10am to 12.30pm

Tour dates: Friday 10 July, Friday 2 October and Friday 9 October 2020.

No tours on Friday 17 April or Thursday 23 April.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park in Sydney and surrounds, 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 1.5hr tour.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Friday 10 July and Friday 17 July 2020, 5.30pm to 7pm.

Friday 2 October and Friday 9 October 2020, 6.45pm to 8.15pm.

No tours on Friday 17 April or Friday 24 April.

Where
Katoomba area in Sydney and surrounds
A damselfy waterbug. Photo: Rosie Nicolai/OEH

WilderQuest Wondrous waterbugs

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.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Monday 28 September 2020, 10am to 12.30pm

No tour on Monday 20 April.

Where
Katoomba area in Sydney and surrounds
A child holding a clay lizard they made on a wilderQuest activity. Photo: Paul Watkins

WilderQuest Leaping lizards

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.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Wednesday 7 October 2020, 10am to 12pm.

No tour on Wednesday 22 April.

Where
Blackheath area in Sydney and surrounds
Children crossing the bridge over a waterfall. Photo: Nick Cubbin/OEH

Junior Rangers: Challenge walk

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 2020.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Thursday 16 July and Thursday 1 October 2020, 10am to 1pm

Where
Blackheath area in Sydney and surrounds
Dragonfly perching on a stick. Photo: Rosie Nicolai/OEH

WilderQuest Dragonfly discovery

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.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Monday 6 July, Monday 13 July and Wednesday 30 September 2020, 10am to 12pm.

Where
Blackheath area in Sydney and surrounds
Minnamaurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan