IN THE WATER: You may not get as lucky as Ryan Buckley in among a school of stingrays, but the Woody Head rock pools are sure to be full of fun these holidays. Photo Stacey Lee Harvey
IN THE WATER: You may not get as lucky as Ryan Buckley in among a school of stingrays, but the Woody Head rock pools are sure to be full of fun these holidays. Photo Stacey Lee Harvey

Woody Head rock pool fun in school holidays

A NEW WilderQuest adventure exploring rock pools and the shoreline at Woody Head, on the Iluka peninsula, is set for the coming spring school holidays.

NSW National Parks and Wild

life Service (NPWS) Linda Hall said this was the first time the WilderQuest ranger-guided tours for kids would be run at Woody Head.

"WilderQuest adventures help kids to discover the hidden mysteries of local national parks," Ms Hall said

"When the tide falls, the fascinating world of rock pools comes to light and being guided by an NPWS ranger is a great way to explore the protected rocky shoreline of Woody Head.

"We'll investigate a wonderfully weird array of plants and animals who face the daily challenges of living in these extreme physical environments.

"WilderQuest is a children's program designed to nurture a love and appreciation of nature.

"Children can experience nature by visiting the WilderQuest website, playing the award-winning educational app or going to a WilderQuest event in NSW national parks during the school holidays.

"These guided tours are designed to engage children aged 5-12 years, but holiday-makers of all ages will enjoy the experience of exploring the rock pools."

Two tours are scheduled during the spring school holidays on Tuesday, September 22, 9.30am - 11am and Tuesday, September 29, 3pm - 4.30pm.

NPWS rangers will lead the exploration, but children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

The cost per child is $8 and bookings are required. Accompanying supervising adults can join free of charge.

Bookings

Phone 13000 parks (1300 072 757) or book online at http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov. au/wilderquest



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