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School excursions in NSW national parks

Come on a school excursion with NSW National Parks. Led by expert guides, our excursions enliven students’ curiosity as they learn about conservation, Aboriginal culture, and heritage sites around NSW.

Our excursions are designed to meet NSW school curriculum outcomes and provide a valuable educational experience for children of all ages. 

We offer programs for both primary and secondary schools in a range of key learning areas. Choose a region to find out more about the school excursions near you.

Students on a school excursion in Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin/OEH
Convict Kids Goat Island school excursion set against a backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Photo: Tanja Bruckner

School excursions in Sydney and surrounds

Sydney is a city of national parks. With many schools no more than 30 minutes from their closest park or reserve, there are plenty of opportunities for students to enjoy a unique educational experience right in their own backyard.

Bateau Bay picnic area, Wyrrabalong National Park. Photo: John Spencer

School excursions on the NSW Central Coast

The scenic Central Coast boasts plenty of opportunities for students to explore NSW national parks. Come for a school excursion and learn about the unique coastal and rainforest ecosystems that exist in this region near Sydney.

Students on a school excursion in Dorrigo National Park. Photo: John Spencer/ OEH

School excursions on the NSW North Coast

The NSW North Coast is a place of exceptional beauty and diverse environments. Stretching from Newcastle to Byron Bay, there’s plenty for students to see and do in the national parks in this area.

Students walking along a paved track on a Minnamurra Rainforest school excursion, Budderoo National Park. Photo: Meagan Vella/OEH

School excursions on the NSW South Coast

School students will enjoy a unique educational experience when they visit national parks on the NSW South Coast. From Aboriginal cultural sites to rich rainforest and coastal environments, there’s plenty for students to explore.

Students in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Dan Nicholls/OEH

School excursions in the Snowy Mountains

Kosciuszko National Park is home to a rare and fragile alpine environment. Visit this region on a school excursion and learn how its unique ecosystems provide life to a range of endangered plants and animals.

Tree fern. Photo: Andy Richards