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WilderQuest activity, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: Shani Milgate/OEH

Aboriginal culture

Aboriginal culture is a Stage 2 (Years 3-4) HSIE school excursion, exploring the beautiful natural and built environments of Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Through first-hand experiences, learn about the culture of the Awabakal People - how they lived, what resources they used and the significance of the land and Dreamtime stories.

Stage
Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in North Coast
WilderQuest activity, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: Shani Milgate/OEH

Aboriginal culture

Aboriginal culture is a Stage 3 (Years 5-6) HSIE school excursion, exploring the beautiful natural and built environments of Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Through first-hand experiences, you'll learn about the culture of the Awabakal People - how they lived, what resources they used and the significance of the land and Dreamtime stories.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in North Coast
Hunter Wetlands National Park. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government

Aboriginal culture: Ash Island

Aboriginal culture is a school excursion for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) HSIE students exploring the beautiful natural and built environments of Ash Island, part of Hunter Wetlands National Park. Through first-hand experiences learn about the culture of the Awabakal People, how they lived, what resources they used and the significance of the land and Dreamtime stories.

Stage
Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Hunter Wetlands National Park in North Coast
Bush tucker. Photo: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust/Jaime Plaza

Bush art

Bush art in Awabakal Nature Reserve is a school excursion for Stage 1 (Years 1-2) students with a focus on HSIE as a KLA. Explore a section of the reserve with an Aboriginal Discovery ranger and try your hand at some Aboriginal art to take home. All art materials are supplied.

Stage
Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Awabakal Nature Reserve in North Coast
Bush tucker. Photo: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust/Jaime Plaza

Bush art

Bush art in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is a school excursion for Stage 1 (Years 1-2) students with a focus on HSIE as a KLA. Explore a section of the park with an Aboriginal Discovery ranger and try your hand at some Aboriginal art to take home. All art materials are supplied.

Stage
Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in North Coast
Tomaree National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Coastal and catchment management

Coastal and catchment management is a school excursion in Tomaree National Park for Stage 5 (Years 9-10) students focusing on geography as a KLA. We'll walk to the summit of Mount Tomaree with a Discovery ranger, who will highlight the coastal and catchment management issues involved in protecting a relatively undisturbed patch of coastal land in close proximity to the township of Nelson Bay.

Stage
Stage 5 (Years 9-10)
KLA
Geography
Where
Tomaree National Park in North Coast
Lace Monitor (Varanus varius) Heritage Trail, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park

What is a national park?

This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.

Stage
Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays (all year).

Where
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in North Coast
Burwood trail, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer

What is a national park?

This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.

Stage
Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Glenrock State Conservation Area in North Coast
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching. Photo: Dan Burns

Wild world of whales

Wild world of whales is a school excursion for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students focusing on HSIE as a KLA. Explore the open forest and coastal heath communities of Awabakal Nature Reserve as you journey to the lookout to spot migrating whales. Learn about the different types of whales, how they live and why they migrate.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays June to October.

Where
Awabakal Nature Reserve in North Coast
Bombala walking track, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer

Aboriginal culture

Experience Glenrock State Conservation Area through the eyes of an Aboriginal person on this school excursion for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) HSIE students. Through first-hand experiences learn about the culture of the Awabakal People, how they lived, what resources they used and the significance of the land and Dreamtime stories. Learn about the impact of European settlement on the area and why Glenrock is a culturally significant landscape.

Stage
Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays all year.

Where
Glenrock State Conservation Area in North Coast
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