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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
Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Learning area
History
When

Monday to Friday during school term.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park in Sydney and surrounds, Country NSW
Bonnie Vale campground, Royal National Park. Photo: Andrew Richards

Living world wet and dry environments

Come and explore the Living World with us on this Stage 1 (Years 1-2) Science and Technology at Bonnie Vale in the Royal National Park. Students will explore both wet and dry environments and learn the importance of plant and animal habitat.

Stage
Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Learning area
Science and Technology
When

Weekdays during school term.

Where
Bonnie Vale campground