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Discover the Sapphire Coast

Discover the Sapphire Coast

The National Parks and Wildlife Service on the Far South Coast has a packed program of activities for the Winter school holidays to suit people of all ages.

Our stunning National Parks are always a popular place to visit, whether it be just a simple walk along one of the many tracks located through the region or participating in any of the NPWS’s organised activities under the Discovery Walks, Talks and Tours program.

Coming up in June and July:

Historic Lighthouse and story of Ly-ee-Moon (History Trail discount) at Green Cape Light Station, Ben Boyd National Park
Tuesdays, June 29 and July 6.

First lit in 1883 Green Cape Light Station is
the southernmost and second tallest
lighthouse in NSW.

Discover unique architecture, breathtaking views and amazing stories of survival on a guided tour.

Explore days gone by, climb the light station stairs for panoramic views over Disaster Bay and keep an eye out for sea eagles, seals and whales (seasonal).

Time: 10am-11.30am;
Grading: Easy

Where: Green Cape Light Station car park;
Cost: Adults $20, Child $15 or $60 Family (2A, 2C).


Thar She Blows (Whaling History Tour) at Ben Boyd National Park (History Trail Discount
Tuesdays, June 29 and July 6.

The whaling history around Eden and Twofold Bay in the mid-1800s is well documented and fascinating. 

Find out about the special interactions between the whalers and the Killer Whales and their contribution to shore-based whaling.

Experience the lives of the early settlers and take a walk through the cottage and museum where the Davidson family lived next to the whaling station on the picturesque Kiah Inlet.

Time: 1pm-2.30pm;
Grading: Easy

Where: Davidson Whaling Station car park;
Cost: $25 per person. (refreshments included).

Traditional weaving workshop at Bournda National Park and Mimosa Rocks National Park
Wednesdays June 30 and July 7.

An exciting opportunity to learn from a respected Aboriginal elder about the ancient art of weaving.

While learning the traditional weaving techniques used to weave baskets, carry bags and other items for daily use, the NPWS Senior Aboriginal Guide will share the strong cultural connection these have in aboriginal culture.

Weave your own souvenir using grasses, reeds and natural materials supplied.

Cost: $25 per person;
Grading: Easy

Wednesday, June 30 - Aragunnu Campground 10-noon; Hobart Beach Campground 2pm-4pm.

Wednesday, July 7 - Gillards Beach Campground 10am-noon; Hobart Beach Campground 2pm-4pm.

Bush tucker trail at Bournda National Park and Mimosa Rocks National Park
Thursday, July 1 and July 8.

There’s a feast hidden in the bush, if you know what you’re looking for and where to find it.

 Join the NPWS Aboriginal Discovery Rangers for an exciting search for bush tucker and bush medicine.

Cost: $25 per person;
Grading: Easy

Thursday, July 1 - Hobart Beach Campground 10am-noon; Aragunnu Campground 2pm-4pm. 

Thursday, July 8 - Hobart Beach Campground 10am-noon; Gillards Beach Campground 2pm-4pm.

Canoeing on Bournda Lagoon at Bournda National Park
Friday, July 2 and July 9.

Beautiful Bournda Lagoon is well-known for its tranquil scenery and abundant wildlife.

Keep your eyes peeled for kingfishers and water dragons as you cruise along one of the most picturesque waterways of the Sapphire Coast.

No canoeing experience necessary, all equipment supplied.

Time: 10am-noon;
Grading: Easy

Where: Bournda Lagoon car park; Cost: $40 per person.

Conditions for all activities:

All children must. Be accompanied by an adult.

For your wellbeing and safety please discuss any relevant medical conditions when you book and with your guide before an activity.

All tours must be paid for at time of booking.


Bookings are essential for all tours.

Bookings are required to be made the business day prior to the activity.

For more information or to book contact (02) 6495 5000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit nswparks.info.tours

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