WilderQuest adventures in nature for kids

Escape the school holiday crowds in a NSW national park and let kids connect with nature on National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) ranger-guided WilderQuest tours.

WilderQuest school holiday tours

From whale watching at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park to tree painting at Blue Mountains National Park - there is something for every kind of explorer in the Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Newcastle areas.

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

"These ranger-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 build a kite to fly like the birds found in national parks or learn about the types of tools and food used by Aboriginal people to survive in the bush.

"Make sure you book in advance to secure a spot on the day and take part in these unique school holiday activities in NSW national parks," said Shani.

NPWS are also presenting a free cultural workshop for children aged five to 15 years to explore Aboriginal art, music and dance for NAIDOC week on Goat Island on 7 July from 9am to 12pm.

For more information and to reserve a space at this NAIDOC week event, email events.nationalparks@environment.nsw.gov.au A full list of WilderQuest school holiday activities and more information is available on the NPWS website.

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