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multiple images of the beach to bush program

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.


Thank you for teaching us about water safety. I learnt that it is very important to stay inside the flags, stay calm, put your hand straight up. I learnt so much because of you sharing all your information.

- Previous Beach to Bush Participant

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

More Information

If you would like further information please contact the Community Education team at

Surf Life Saving NSW thanks Ingenia Holiday Parks, the NSW Government and Your local club for their ongoing support which makes this program possible.


Beach to bush surf rescue car on the road