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Cape Byron Lighthouse: A special place

Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten), Geography, Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Overview

School excursions in NSW national parks

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Experience a bird’s eye view from the top of the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse in this Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten) geography excursion. Students will learn about the features of this special place and its significance to people and the community.

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This school excursion includes a guided tour through the Maritime Museum and up to the top of the lighthouse. Students will explore important features of the lighthouse and see the Cape from a different perspective.

With help from their guide, students will survey visitors and the community. Through conducting surveys, they’ll understand the significance of this place and how this may vary between different people.

Students will explore the state conservation area and find ways to care for this important place.

This program focuses on the use of geographical tools and processing geographical information. Students will learn to incorporate illustrated tables and surveys, and view, use and create maps.

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

Stage Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten)
Learning area Geography
Student outcomes

GEe-1. Identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people.

GEe-2. Communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Learn about the Cape Byron Lighthouse and why it is important
  • Undertake a field sketch to investigate the organisation of and features of the lighthouse precinct
  • Use maps to determine the location of features within the reserve
  • Learn about ways that we can look after the lighthouse and the reserve
  • Undertake a visitor survey with an NPWS guide to explore a point of view, record data using tally marks and analyse the results.
  • Take a lighthouse tour and explore the lighthouse precinct from a different perspective
  • Use images to learn about the heritage of families that lived in the Cape Byron Lighthouse and compare the differences and similarities to families of today

Excursion details

When

Weekdays during school term.

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Cape Byron Lighthouse, Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Duration
2hrs
Grading
Easy
Price
$10.50 per person (includes GST). Minimum fee of $210.00. Teachers and other staff are free.
Accessibility
Easy
Meeting point
Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct at the end of Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay. Groups meet on the verandah of the northern side of the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage (Cape Byron Information Centre).
Equipment
provided
Yes
Booking
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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Park info

  • in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
    • Cape Byron State Conservation Area is open all hours, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
    • Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct is open 8am to sunset.
    • The Maritime Museum in the former Lighthouse Keeper’s office at the base of the lighthouse is open 10am to 4pm daily.
    • Opening before 8am for events or disabled access can be arranged by prior notice – contact NPWS Byron Bay office during business hours 02 6639 8300.
  • Park entry fees:

    Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct and Information Centre: $8 per vehicle per hour/$4 per hour motorcycles. Maximum 1 hour per vehicle per calendar day, including all NPWS annual passholders.

    Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass: $4 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour. Pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted.

    Coach entry: $29 per coach up to 30 seats; $55 per coach 31 to 43 seats; $91 per coach 44 seats and over.

    Buy annual pass
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