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Sydney and surrounds school excursions

Hands-on learning opportunities are abundant in Sydney’s pristine natural environment, with a rich history to explore. Lane Cove, Ku-ring-gai Chase, Royal and Blue Mountains national parks are within easy reach. NSW National Parks education rangers help you structure engaging, syllabus-aligned excursions.

Students can investigate sites of Aboriginal cultural significance, ecosystems in Australia’s oldest national park or conduct a mock convict trial. First Contacts at Kurnell, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, is a must-do excursion.

Aerial view of Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Known as Me-mel by the local Cadigal people, Goat Island was once inhabited by Bennelong and Barangaroo. Photo: David Finnegan © DPIE

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People descending Govetts Leap, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Aine Gliddon

Crossing the Blue Mountains

This Stage 2 (years 3-4) History excursion immerses students in the History of the Mount York area. We examine the remains of the early Cox’s Road, walk in the foot-steps of explorers and First Nations people and consider how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes over time.

Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
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Monday to Friday during school term.

Blue Mountains National Park in Sydney and surrounds, Country NSW
Furber Steps - Scenic Railway walking track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: OEH

Rainforests and waterfalls

This Stage 3 (Years 5-6) Geography excursion explores the diverse features and characteristics of key landscape types within the park. We examine interactions between people and the environment, and which factors influence the management of this iconic place.

Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
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Monday to Friday during school term

Furber Steps walk, Katoomba area