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What is a national park?

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Katoomba area


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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.

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On this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) school excursion focused on HSIE in Blue Mountains National Park, we'll explore Wentworth Falls Undercliff walking track on a guided Discovery tour. Learn about the plants and animals that live here, the roles of national park workers and the rules that help protect this World Heritage Area.

This program is also available at Katoomba and Blackheath.

For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers

Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Key learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

GE2-1. Examines features and characteristics of places and environments

GE2-2. Describes the ways people, places and environments interact

GE2-4. Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry


Students will:

  • Visit a World Heritage-listed national park
  • Identify and experience a forest or woodland environment
  • Explore the importance of natural vegetation to animals for habitats
  • Investigate ways Aboriginal people value the environment and have a connection to Country
  • Find out how Aboriginal people manage the land sustainably
  • Discuss issues and how Blue Mountains National Park is managed.

Excursion details


Monday to Friday during school term

Guided. Available on request.
Wentworth Falls picnic area, Katoomba area
Medium. Discovery Ranger guided bush walk and activities on uneven surfaces and stairs 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. Price includes GST.

Meeting point
Wentworth Falls Picnic Area.
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