Go and discover our wilder side
DON'T sit at home this summer, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), Ranger led Discovery activities are on again, with something to suit everyone.
Discovery Coordinator, Lisa Walker, said that with 14 different activities to choose from, you should be able to find an exciting activity to learn more about our natural and cultural environment.
"The summer Discovery program runs from January 5 to the 24 and whether you are looking for something energetic, or more sedate you will find something in our program," Ms Walker said.
"We are starting the program with the very popular Nightcap Snack Track, which is an opportunity to learn from a bush food expert, what is and is not suitable for eating in our rainforests.
"The other two activities in the first week are the Marine Discovery Snorkel at Hastings Point and a cultural walk at Fingal Head, where you can learn from a local Aboriginal guide the stories of this special place.
"Highlights of the rest of the program include canoeing on the Evans River and Simpsons Creek in Brunswick Heads and snorkelling at Ju- lian Rocks.
"A new addition to our program is the Rainforest Bike Ride, which is being held on January 20 in Nightcap National Park."
"Exploring Frogs, which is being held at Rummery Park Camping Area in Whian Whian State Conservation Area on the evening of January 21, should also be a lot of fun."
Bookings are required for all activities. For bookings and inquiries contact the NPWS on 02 6627 0200 or have a look at the program on www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au.