Discover the perfect playground in a national park these holidays

Step out of the city and into one of 890 national parks and reserves around NSW these summer holidays, which offer a diverse range of accommodation options and activities for all ages and abilities.

Person relaxing, deck chairs, sand bank, Nelson Lagoon Mimosa Rocks National Park

NSW Environment Minister James Griffin said families are spoilt for choice these school holidays, with a huge range of spectacular landscapes to explore.

"There's no better way to wind down from a busy year and wear the kids out during school holidays than by getting into nature in a national park," Mr Griffin said.

"Whether you're looking for a day trip or a multi-day adventure, we have hundreds of national parks and reserves to choose from, offering a range of accommodation options and activities for explorers young and old.

"Paddle in crystal-clear lagoons, explore war-time fortifications, go on guided bush tucker tours with an Aboriginal ranger, or discover the hidden lives of nocturnal native critters – you'll find the perfect playground in a national park.

"Pitch a tent in one of our hundreds of campgrounds, or check out the coastal cabins, heritage-listed cottages and lighthouses, where you can eat, play and sleep in comfort."

National parks have walks for every style of bushwalker, whether you need something suitable for prams or are after a longer, more challenging walk.

NPWS also offers a range of exciting, ranger-guided education activities, specifically designed for kids aged 5 to 12 years. They can explore the ancient Gondwana rainforest, become an insect detective, or join an Aboriginal Guide.

NSW national parks contribute about $18 billion and 74,000 jobs to the NSW economy every year, and tourism to regional and rural national parks supports economic recovery, helping communities that have endured drought, bushfires and flooding.

The NSW Government is delivering the largest investment in national parks history, with $450 million dollars for more than 200 visitor infrastructure projects across the State by 2024.

Visit the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website to plan your next weekend or holiday.