Rock school holidays in Hunter and Central Coast
Take your kids on outdoor adventures this school vacation and foster a lasting relationship with our national parks.
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) runs tours across the Hunter and Central Coast region for families and children, Kylie Yeend, Director of NPWS Hunter Central Coast.
“Being in a beautiful national park on a guided tour with our educational rangers is a great way for kids to develop their relationship with nature,” Ms Yeend said.
“This holiday we are offering over 10 tours, spread across the region from the coast to Towarri National Parks near Scone and Copeland Tops State Conservation Area near Gloucester.
“All tours have a particular environmental theme, to encourage an awareness of nature, conservation and the protection of our parks for future generations.”
One of the most popular tours for children is the “Become a Junior Ranger for a Day” series held at several locations including Booti Booti National Park, Copeland State Conservation Area Tops, Towarri National Park and Glenrock State Conservation Area. Children love to learn what the job of a Ranger requires.
At verdant Copeland Tops State Conservation Area, NPWS experts explain what koalas eat, how they survive, and how we can help protect them in the future.
Kids can go wild with ‘spotto’ in Wyrabalong National Park on an animal spotting tour and learn to spot signs of animals through their tracks and droppings, as well as create their own tracks.
Those interested in nature journaling and drawing might be inspired by our nature journal tour at Girrakool Picnic Area in Brisbane National Aquatic Park and perhaps get some tips on what to do. other artists.
A whale-watching tour—with fun cetacean facts—takes place in the Glenrock State Conservation Area, as does a trip to the area’s fossilized and rocky platforms.
At Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, near Minmi, you can walk with an indigenous guide to learn about the cultural significance of the area or stroll along the shores of Tomaree National Park to find out what’s going on. in rock pools.
“These holiday tours are for families and children on vacation, and spring is a great time to be in the bush, on the coast or just outdoors,” Ms Yeend said.