Celebrate with NPWS these spring holidays

Spring into a national park these school holidays and reconnect with nature during the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services’ (NPWS) 50th Anniversary.

Chinamans Beach, Jervis Bay National Park with Point Perpendicular in the distance

NPWS Senior Visitor Services Officer David Duffy said South Coast and Southern Highlands residents are invited to celebrate this golden milestone at Fitzroy Falls Visitor’s Centre, Sunday 8th October. 

“There is free entry to the Falls precinct on this day and we’ll be hosting a fun-filled family day with morning tea, a sausage sizzle, photo exhibition, guided walks and Aboriginal culture talks,” Mr Duffy said. 

“This gala event will be the highlight of our Spring Holiday program this year. 

“In the lead-up to the event we’re also running a range of other actives to get kids back into national parks from Saturday 23 September. 

“We’re running the very popular Ranger Activity Day or RAD where kids can walk in a ranger’s footsteps and share the joy in caring for one of the region’s most spectacular protected areas. 

“NPWS rangers will also be hosting other events including bush tucker tasting and bush medicine uses at Jervis Bay National Park. 

“You can enjoy hands-on demonstrations of Koori bush tucker and bush medicine from our Aboriginal rangers while hearing about important cultural connections to the saltwater people,” Mr Duffy said. 

The spring holiday program also includes: 

  • Flying kites or exploring rockpools at Seven Mile Beach National Park;
  • Tasting bush tucker and bush medicine uses in Jervis Bay National Park;
  • Making wild art at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre;
  • Searching for bugs and mini-beasts at Dharawal National Park;
  • Taking a night-walk with the nocturnal animal life around Depot Beach, Murramarang National Park
  • Meeting the Ranger and enjoying the twilight market at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, Huskisson.

Places are limited at these events.  To book phone 02 4887 7270. 

For further information about the spring program and the NPWS 50th Anniversary celebrations across NSW, visit National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW