Since 1994 our enthusiastic and interactive volunteer lifesavers have been visiting schools in rural and remote areas of NSW to educate primary aged students about beach and water safety. So far we have delivered our message to over 285,000 students.
It is currently a Surf Life Saving NSW delivery supported by the NSW Government and ClubsNSW, with Ingenia Holiday Parks acting as the Naming Rights Partner.
In 2023, Beach to Bush is celebrating 30 years of surf safety.
What will the students learn?
Our 45 minute presentations focus on beach and inland water safety. Students will learn about general beach safety, sun safety, rips and waves, sea creatures, basic first aid, rescues and getting help from a lifeguard. We’ll also have a curriculum aligned guide against all content for this program available for teachers.
Children from regional and rural parts of NSW are often at higher risk than those from coastal locations because they are less familiar with the beach and unaware of potential surf dangers.
The key aquatic safety messages from the program can also be applied to rivers, dams, pools and other inland waterways.
2023 Ingenia Holiday Parks Beach to Bush Tours
Tour 1: Week 2 (13/11) – Far North Coast: Nimbin, Larnook, Old Bonalbo, Mummulgum, Tenterfield, Kyogle, Bingara
Tour 2: Week 1 (6/11) – Northern Tablelands: Wollomombi, Guyra, Walcha, Bendemeer, Woolbrook, Uralla, Armidale
Tour 3: Week 1 (6/11) – Gemstone Country: Boomi, Delungra, Gum Flat, Bundarra, Barraba, Narrabri
Tour 4: Week 2 (13/11) – New England: Tamworth, Manilla, Attunga, Nemingha, Niangala, Hillvue
Tour 5: Week 2 (13/11) – Liverpool Plains: Wee Waa, Murrurundi, Gunnedah, Quirindi, Willow Tree
Tour 6: Week 3 (20/11) – Hunter Valley: Merriwa, Taree, Clarence Town, Kearsley, Milbrodale, Sandy Hollow
Tour 7: Week 2 (13/11) – Central West: Mendooran, Hargraves, Lue, Rylestone, Ilford, Wentworth Falls, Richmond, Meadow Flat
Tour 8: Week 1 (6/11) – Central Western Plains: Trundle, Trangie, Nyngan, Coonamble, Tooraweenah
Tour 9: Week 3 (20/11) – Central West: Cumnock, Orange, Spring Hill, Mullion Creek, Woodstock, Black Springs,
Tour 10: Week 3 (20/11) – Southern Tablelands: Yass, Bowral, Moss Vale, Glenquarry, Wingello, Goulburn, Crookwell, Boorowa
Tour 11: Week 2 (13/11) – Central West/Slopes: Naradhan, Ardlethan, The Rock, Wagga Wagga, Kapooka, Temora, Marrar
Tour 12: Week 3 (20/11) – ACT: Browning, Deakin, Franklin, Evatt, Coombs, Pearce, Red Hill
Tour 13: Week 1 (6/11) – Western Riverina: Culcairn, Walla Walla, Mulwala, Berrigan, Finley, Wakool, Ellerslie
Tour 14: Week 2 (13/11) – Wagga Wagga
Tour 15: Week 3 (20/11) – Maitland
Tour 16: Week 3 (20/11) – Cootamundra