Have a 'RAD' holiday on the South coast and Highlands' national parks

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is hosting its well-regarded Discovery Ranger School Holiday Program on the South Coast and Southern Highlands these Easter school holidays.

Biodiversity discovery with children's hands holding a variety of leaves, bark and seedpods

NPWS Senior Visitor Services Officer, David Duffy, says there are a fantastic range of activities up and down the coast that are suitable for the whole family. 

“We run these programs during the school holidays to encourage kids and families get out and enjoy our beautiful national parks,” Mr Duffy said. 

“One of our newest activities these holidays are Ranger Aptitude Development or RAD Days to be held at Fitzroy Falls and Depot Beach, where kids get to try out some of the equipment that rangers use in the field. 

“RAD Days encourage 6-12 year old become a ranger for an hour and help look after our special places, plants and animals. 

“Kid-Friendly WilderQuest activities these holiday also include exploring the rockpools of Seven Mile Beach, looking for bugs at Dharawal National Park or trying bush tucker at Fitzroy Falls. 

“Our Aboriginal Discovery Rangers will be running cultural tours at Greenfield Beach, Jervis Bay National Park on 18 April and Bomaderry Creek Regional Park on 19 April. 

“As a special treat we are also running a family tag-along tour of Jervis Bay’s National Park’s rare orchid sites, as well as guided night-walks looking for nocturnal animals at Depot Beach in Murramarang National Park. 

“I really encourage families to come along again to our holiday activities or try them for the first time –there is something for everyone and you’ll see a whole other side to the regions spectacular protected areas,” Mr Duffy said. 

For more information about RAD Days and other Wilderquest activities, visit WilderQuest school holiday tours 

Full details of the Autumn Holiday Program are available at NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service