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School excursions in Sydney and surrounds

Sydney is a city of national parks. With many schools no more than 30 minutes from their closest park or reserve, there are plenty of opportunities for students to enjoy a unique educational experience right in their own backyard.

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What’s on offer in Sydney

Make your way to the heart of the city to explore the historic sites and cultural heritage of Sydney Harbour National Park. Discover what life was like for the British settlers and Aboriginal people during the time of first contact. Learn about the park’s natural and built environments, set against an iconic harbour backdrop. 

In Sydney’s northern suburbs, students can investigate the beautiful pocket of riverfront bushland in Lane Cove National Park. To the south, the heritage-listed Royal National Park is rich in Aboriginal culture and features a wide range of ecosystems that vary from coastal to rainforest. In Kamay Botany Bay National Park, learn about the arrival of James Cook and Aboriginal culture with a visit to historic sites at Kurnell or La Perouse.

Highlights for schools

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Garie Beach, Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/NSW Government