The High Country offers wonderful experiences and entertainment for all ages and Kids are treated with endless options for fun and adventure! High Country Kids can join the many Kids programs in the Alpine Resorts and National Park Ranger activities. They can enjoy gold panning, horse riding, fishing in trout farms or mountain streams and lakes, snow sports/snow play, bike riding, easy bushwalks for families and exploring our hedge mazes.
The NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service has created Wilderquest. This is an online program (website & app) where kids can learn about nature through playing games and discovering fun facts, a perfect introduction to our National Parks prior to getting out and exploring them. There’s also info about Ranger Guided Tours & Activities for kids, held throughout various National Parks during school holidays.
Parks Victoria also have a lot of information for kids exploring out in nature. Junior Rangers can join in the many Ranger Guided Activities during school holidays or discover the huge variety of activity sheets Parks Victoria have available on the Make & Do page for kids to have fun at home, in their own backyard or local suburban parks and out in our National Parks.
Information on ACT Parks can be found here.
Prospecting for gold and gemstones is a fun activity that is generally done with gold pans or metal detectors. These days, over 160 years since gold was first discovered in many parts of the High Country, prospecting can still bring exciting rewards. In Victoria, permit called a Miner’s Right, is required for adults and costs less than a few dollars a year. Children under 18 don’t need a Miner’s Right if they are accompanied by an adult holding a Miner’s Right. Further information can be found here. In NSW prospecting is generally not allowed in National Parks but in areas of State Forests it is permitted with further info being found here.