Astronomy, bugs and Aboriginal heritage star in NPWS Blue Mountains holiday adventures

Kids sick of school holidays already? Shake off some of those Christmas kilos with a National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) guided tour in the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains, where a range of school holidays activities are on offer.

Harlequin bug

NPWS Discovery coordinator Mim Osterberg said the new school holiday program had something for everyone.

“We have re-instated our Discovery tours in the Blue Mountains National Park and hope visitors and locals alike find something of interest.

“For two weeks starting from 10 January there will be activities every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

“On offer are Wilderquest bug adventures, where the kids will learn about all the bugs that live right under our feet.

“There will also be a hands-on experience with an Aboriginal ranger where traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture will be explored including ancient tools, weapons, food and implements.

‘Roving rangers will be on hand at Wentworth Falls picnic area to give some local insights into the surroundings and take people on endangered species guided walks.

“A special astronomy night will take the fun after hours, where participants will learn about the constellations while enjoying the magnificent vistas of Govett’s Leap lookout after dark.

“There is a small cost for most activities and bookings and information can be found by calling the Blue Mountains World Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877”, Ms Osterberg said.

Contact: Jacki Roberts