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Living Country, living culture: Aboriginal Discovery

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), HSIE, Katoomba area


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Living Country, living culture is a Stage 1 (Years 1-2) school excursion in Blue Mountains National Park, focusing on HSIE. Students will explore and appreciate traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture with Aboriginal Discovery rangers.

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Learn how important the environment is to Aboriginal people through an artefact presentation, bush tucker and bush medicine walks and/or dance.

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Stage Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Key learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

GE1-1. Describes features of places and the connections people have with places

GE1-2. Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places

GE1-3. Communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry

HT1-2. Identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time


Students will:

  • Learn about traditional and contemporary culture with Aboriginal rangers
  • Understand the roles of men and women
  • Explore natural resources, bush tucker and bush medicine on a guided walk
  • Listen to stories of Aboriginal families
  • Listen to Dreaming stories
  • Understand how Aboriginal people describe weather and seasons

Excursion details


Monday to Friday during school term

Guided. Available on request.
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
2-2.5 hr
Medium. The Round Walk is a short 680m walk with some stairs and a short descent and ascent. The Furber Steps is a 1km steep descent returning via the Scenic Railway or Cableway (at additional cost). Discovery Ranger guided bush walk and activities on uneven surfaces in the bushland environment and at lookouts.

$295 per group for up to 20 students. Additional Park staff will be required for groups of over 20 students at extra cost. Prices include GST.

Meeting point
Staged at several key areas in the Blue Mountains, you can choose your preferred location from either Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters at Echo Point or the NPWS Heritage Centre at Blackheath.
If you would like to organise a NPWS school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
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Perrys Lookdown drive, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin