Discover the South Coast on a ranger-guided adventure

Feed your curiosity and discover some of nature’s secrets on a ranger-guided tour in a South Coast or Southern Highlands national park this summer.

People on the Rock Platform Walk, Seven Mile Beach

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Discovery Ranger, Paul Gleeson, said the popular Discovery and WilderQuest tours give the whole family the chance to go on an adventure. 

"From exploring rockpools at Seven Mile Beach National Park, to taking a night-walk with nocturnal animal life around Depot Beach - these ranger-guided tours really have something for everyone,” Mr Gleeson said.

“This summer’s adventures include a brand-new Tree Hugger’s Tour of Morton National Park as well as our popular RAD Ranger Activity Days, where kids get to try out being a ranger in different environments; the woodlands of Fitzroy Falls, the coastal heath of Depot Beach and the rainforest of Minnamurra.

“All activities have been expertly designed by NPWS Discovery Rangers so people can appreciate nature and explore a different side to our national parks with one of our passionate and knowledgeable guides,” Mr Gleeson said. 

WilderQuest and Discovery tour highlights these summer holidays include:

Tree Hugger’s Tour

Drive through Morton National Park for your chance to meet some living legends and hear how they shaped the natural and human landscape in the area. 

Where: Morton National Park – Sussex Inlet Rd (Cnr Princes Hwy).

When: Monday 8 January, 9am to 12pm.

Cost: $40 per vehicle.

WilderQuest – Forest Flyers

Build your own kite at the place where forest meets the sea. Hear stories about kites, gliders and other magnificent forest flyers. 

Where: Seven Mile Beach National Park – Beach Rd Picnic Area. 

When: Tuesday 2 and 16 January, 10.30am to 12pm.

Cost: Child $10. Accompanying adults free.

Forests alive at night

A unique opportunity to explore forest life at night and experience nocturnal creatures at home in the wild.

Where: Murramarang National Park – Depot Beach campground

When: Friday 5 and 19 January, 8.30pm to 10pm.

Cost: $10 per participant.

Sharing the Shoreline beach activities

Rangers will be hosting beach stalls up and down the coast, encouraging people to enjoy and respect the South Coast’s unique shorebirds.

Where: Various locations from Shoalhaven Heads to Lake Tabourie.

When: Various dates from 2 to 10 January, 8.30am to 11.30am. Phone (02) 4887 7270.

Bookings are required to ensure places in the activities.

For more information and to see a full list of the Discovery and WilderQuest tours on the South Coast please visit the NPWS website or phone (02) 4887 7270.

Photos for media: OEH Flickr: Discover the South Coast on a ranger-guided adventure