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School Holiday Activities – NSW National Parks

Holiday activities for kids

For little rangers

Marine Creatures at the Basin

Enjoy the beach while getting to know the marine creatures living near our National Parks, from Humpback and Right Whales to small limpet snails. Build sculptures, hear stories, play games and discover sea creatures in their hidden rocky homes with a morning discovery activity at The Basin.

WHEN: Thursday 12 July, 2012
WHERE: The Basin, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
SUITABLE FOR: 6 – 10 years
TIME: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
MEET: The Cottage, The Basin Campground, West Head.
PRICE: $10.00 per child, with accompanying adults free. 
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Kite Fly By & Workshop

Prepare to be blown away and feel the freedom from one of Mother Nature’s greatest forces – the wind. Come and fly with a National Parks Discovery Rangers, exploring kites of all shapes and sizes, the wonder of flight and basic aerodynamics. Children will have the opportunity to make their own kite and give it a whirl before taking it home to enjoy.

WHEN: Wednesday 11 July, 2012
WHERE: Kamay Botany Bay National Park
SUITABLE FOR: Children of all ages
TIME: 12:30PM – 2:30PM
PRICE: $12.00 per child, includes kite making workshop.
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Military Madness

Become a marching soldier at Fort Denison and get carried away with ‘Military Madness’. Young troops can re-enact a cannon firing and have fun with a blockbuster quiz. A certificate of merit will be presented to all participating soldiers.

WHEN: Monday 9 July, 2012
WHERE: Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park
SUITABLE FOR: 5 – 12 years
TIME: 9:15AM – 12:00PM
PRICE: $20.00 per child. $20.00 per accompanying adult. Price includes return ferry to Fort Denison.
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For the whole family

Biking, Kayaking and Walking Adventure

For the ultimate adventure, join this full-day biking, hiking and kayaking experience with Life’s An Adventure. Suitable for the whole family, the tour begins with a bike ride to Manly’s North Head at the entrance of Sydney Harbour, followed by guided kayaking through the secluded sandy coves of Manly. After lunch, the tour continues with a walk from Manly to the Spit via pretty bushland and panoramic lookouts.

WHEN: Daily
WHERE: Sydney Harbour National Park
TIME: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
MEET: Craig Avenue boat ramp, Little Manly Beach, Manly
PRICE: $199 per adult. $179.00 per child, 10 – 16 years. Booking fee applies. 
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Sea Kayak with Whales and Dolphins

Glide by local marine life with a three-hour guided sea kayak tour in Cape Byron Marine Park with Go Sea Kayak. Spot dolphins and turtles or be mesmerised by migrating whales as they make their way North to warmer waters.  Grab an underwater camera for snorkelling on ancient hidden reefs to find a range of tropical fish, coral and marine life. All tours are operated by local Surf Life Savers and require no prior experience.

WHEN: Daily, weather permitting
WHERE: Cape Byron Marine Park, Byron Bay
SUITABLE FOR: Children over the age of 5.
TIME: Tours depart at 9:30AM or 2:00PM
MEET: 56 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, 20 minutes prior to scheduled tour time.
PRICE:  $65.00 per adult. $55 per child under 12 years. 
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