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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

Crossing the Blue Mountains is a Stage 2 (Years 3-4) school excursion focusing on HSIE. Students will be immersed in Australian colonial history with stories of the early explorers and the physical evidence of Cox's Road, on this historically significant Blue Mountains walk.

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

Monday to Friday during school term.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park in Sydney and surrounds, Country NSW
Bradleys Head Walk, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo credit: David Finnegan © DPIE