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International student tour: Land, water, fire

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Explore both natural and human causes of environmental change in Blue Mountains National Park. Gain a deeper understanding of how these issues challenge sustainability now and into the future.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Time suggested
2hrs
Grade
Medium. From April to October, it’s a good idea to bring wet weather gear, a beanie, gloves and warm jacket.
Price

Cost is based per ranger, with a maximum 20 students per ranger. Surcharges apply on weekends and public holidays. Teachers and escorts free.

Meeting point
Wentworth Falls picnic area (end of Falls Road) or other location depending on tour
What to
bring
Sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, snacks, drinking water
Bookings
Bookings required. Phone (02) 4784 7300 or email Blue Mountains Discovery Coordinator.
Availability
Available on request, 7 days per week. Minimum group booking 10 students. Maximum 100 people.
Please note

Suitable for international study tour groups: high school and university students

From using fire as a management tool to monitoring important waterways, explore the rich complexity of Blue Mountains National Park. You'll learn how NPWS deals with the threat of pest species and maintains popular walking tracks. We investigate the issues of how to sustainably manage a World Heritage-listed site that's one of the most visited areas in Australia. Get an in-depth understanding of the interaction and connection between people, places and the environment. Develop an appreciation for these very special landscapes on this short but informative tour. Staged at several key areas in the Blue Mountains, you can choose your preferred location. Pick from Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters at Echo Point, or another location of your choosing. 

Wear sturdy enclosed shoes and practical walking clothes. Remember to pack extra water, lunch, snacks, a hat and sunscreen.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
  • More
    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
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    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
    More
    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
See more visitor info
The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: S Alton/OEH.