Kids can hop to a WilderQuest activity in nature this Easter

Keep egg-cited kids busy over the Easter break with over 20 National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) WilderQuest ranger-guided tours in national parks across the state.

WilderQuest discovery tour, Sea Acres National Park

From stepping back in time on Fort Denison to discovering hidden jewels in the rock pools at Seven Mile Beach – there is something for every kind of explorer.

NPWS Discovery Coordinator, Shani Milgate said the WilderQuest activities are designed to nurture a curiosity and appreciation of nature.

“These guided tours are designed to engage children aged five to 12 years and provide a fun and interactive way to experience and appreciate our national parks,” said Shani.

“Children can learn how to make a kite, become a bug detective or join an Aboriginal ranger on a search for bush-tucker and animal tracks in the forest,” said Shani.

The activities are scheduled at various times during April and a full list of WilderQuest tours and more information is available on the WilderQuest website.

Bookings must be made in advance in order to secure a spot on the day and take part in these exciting Easter activities in NSW national parks.

For those who can’t make it to a NSW national park during the school holidays, children can still learn about nature by visiting the WilderQuest website or playing the award-winning educational WilderQuest app.

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WilderQuest Easter school holiday tours


Location

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WilderQuest tour summary

Dates and times

Morton National Park

WilderQuest RAD day: Woodland

Experience what it's like to become an NPWS ranger

15 April: 10:30am-11:30am, 11:30am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-1:30pm

WilderQuest finding food in the forest

Help the WilderQuest gang look for bush tucker in Morton National Park.

22 April: 10:30am-12pm

Murramarang National Park

WilderQuest RAD day: Coastal

Do you enjoy caring for the environment and animals? Find out what it's like to be an NPWS ranger.

21 April: 4pm-5:30pm

Sydney Harbour National Park

WilderQuest Star wars in rocky beaches

Explore rock pools and rock platforms at Dobroyd, finding starfish and other wonderful creatures that live alongside them.

10 April: 1pm-3:30pm

WilderQuest convict kids on Goat Island

Do you love stories about long ago? Take a trip to Goat Island and into Sydney's past.

13 April: 10:15am-1pm

WilderQuest convict kids on Fort Denison

Find out what it was like to be a convict transported to NSW.

18 April: 10:15am-1:30pm

Blue Mountains National Park

WilderQuest Bug hunt adventure

Explore the many types of bugs living right under your feet!

11 & 18 April: 10am-12pm

WilderQuest sticks and stones

Join our NPWS rangers for some WilderQuest fun at Wentworth Falls.

13 & 20 April: 10am-12pm

Arakoon National Park

WilderQuest History mysteries

Hear about some mysteries of the past at a historic gaol.

11 & 18 April: 4pm-6pm

Glenrock State Conservation Area

WilderQuest cultural adventure

Learn about Aboriginal culture on this adventure through Glenrock State Conservation Area.

12 April: 10am-12pm

WilderQuest rock pool discovery

Uncover the mysterious world beneath the rocks at Merewether Baths.

13 April: 2:30pm-4:30pm

Dharawal National Park

WilderQuest bug detectives: Dharawal

Explore the bugs of Maddens Falls in Dharawal National Park and find out where they’re hiding.

12 April: 10:30am-12pm

Wianamatta Nature Reserve

WilderQuest Easter hunt with a twist

See what type of animals you can find in the Wianamatta Nature Reserve.

12 April: 10:30am-12:30pm

Hat Head National Park

WilderQuest Smoky Cape Lighthouse: Reach the top

Explore the tallest lighthouse in NSW!

13 & 20 April: 10am-11:30am

Seven Mile Beach National Park

WilderQuest Rockpool treasures: Seven Mile Beach

Join the quest for hidden jewels in the rock pools at Seven Mile Beach.

13 April: 3pm-4:30pm

WilderQuest forest flyers

If you love arts, crafts and the outdoors, come along to this WilderQuest creative kite workshop.

20 April: 10:30am-12pm

Agnes Banks Nature Reserve

WilderQuest brunch with a ranger

Join an NPWS ranger for a fun tour followed by brunch!

18 April: 10:30am-12:30pm

 

Woko National Park

WilderQuestJunior ranger: Woko

Would you like to be a national parks ranger when you grow up?

19 April: 10am-12pm

Munmorah State Conservation Area

WilderQuest Aboriginal bush detective

Help look for bush food and animal tracks with an Aboriginal WilderQuest ranger

21 April: 9am-11am

La Perouse area

WilderQuest Bound for Botany Bay

Go back in time to London in 1820, where you'll be sentenced to life as a convict and transported to Botany Bay.

21 April: 10:30am-12pm

Contact: Vanessa Fuchs