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School excursions in Blue Mountains and Country NSW

The Blue Mountains and Country NSW are home to wilderness environments, significant historic sites and unique wildlife, providing plenty of opportunities for students to connect with the living world in our national parks.

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What’s on offer in the Blue Mountains and Country NSW

Blue Mountains National Park is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area that protects 1 million hectares of wilderness. Right on Sydney’s doorstep, it offers incredible opportunities for schools to engage with nature. 

While in this region, students can explore heritage tracks, marvel at waterfalls and ancient rock formations and spot threatened species. Iconic school excursion locations include:

The sprawling heart of Country NSW offers World Heritage-listed landscapes, unique Aboriginal culture, and gold mine relics at Hartley Historic site

Highlights for schools

  • Explore a diverse range of plant life, from rainforests to escarpments, at Katoomba Falls and Wentworth Falls
  • Discover landforms millions of years in the making with a visit to the heritage track at Grand Canyon.
  • Hear stories of history and culture from Aboriginal rangers whilst exploring the Three Sisters.
  • Step back in time to discover life during the gold rush at Hartley Historic Site, on the western edge of the Blue Mountains.
  • Go on a rewarding school excursion that gives students an immersive nature experience in Blue Mountains National Park.

Find a school excursion in the Blue Mountains and Country NSW

Blue Mountains National Park

Sylvia Falls, Valley of the Waters, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/OEH