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Wattamolla picnic area, Royal National Park. Photo: Understand Down Under

The earth's environment at Wattamolla

This Stage 2 excursion at Wattamolla, Royal National Park, is a fun and engaging learning experience for students. It aligns with the earth's environment content of the Geography K-10 Syllabus.

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

Week days during school term.

Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/royal-national-park">Royal National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/sydney-and-surrounds">Sydney and surrounds</a>, <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/south-coast">South Coast</a> in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
Dragonfly in flight. Royal National Park. Photo: Gary Dunnett/OEH

Biology fieldwork at Bonnie Vale

Senior biology students will hone their skills on this Stage 6 (Years 11-12) fieldwork study in Royal National Park. This biology excursion is designed to support Module 3 (adaptations) and Module 4 (population dynamics) of the syllabus.

Stage
Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
Learning area
Biology
When

Weekdays during school term.

Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/royal-national-park">Royal National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/sydney-and-surrounds">Sydney and surrounds</a>, <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/south-coast">South Coast</a> in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
Wattamolla Beach and picnic area, Royal National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/OEH

Biophysical interactions at Wattamolla

Senior students will hone their fieldwork skills in this Stage 6 (Years 11-12) geography excursion at Wattamolla. Located in Royal National Park, Wattamolla offers students a complex site to study biophysical interactions. 

Stage
Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
Learning area
Geography
When

Weekdays during school term.

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/picnic-areas/wattamolla-picnic-area">Wattamolla picnic area</a>, <a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/royal-national-park">Royal National Park</a> in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
Bonnie Vale campground, Royal National Park. Photo: Andrew Richards

Living world wet and dry environments

This Stage 1 excursion in Royal National Park, southern Sydney, gives students first-hand experience exploring the living world. It aligns with the Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus. 

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

Weekdays during school term.

Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/royal-national-park">Royal National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/sydney-and-surrounds">Sydney and surrounds</a>, <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/south-coast">South Coast</a> in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
Jibbon Aboriginal rock engravings, Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

The Australian colonies at Jibbon Beach

Step through the sands of time on this fascinating Stage 3 (Years 5-6) history excursion at Jibbon Beach. Our Aboriginal guide will share stories of the Dharawal People, the traditional custodians of this place.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Learning area
History
When

Weekdays during school term.

Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/royal-national-park">Royal National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/sydney-and-surrounds">Sydney and surrounds</a>, <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/south-coast">South Coast</a> in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
Jibbon Aboriginal rock engravings, Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Aboriginal cultural experience: Jibbon Beach

Explore Jibbon Beach and rock engravings on the headland with an Aboriginal Discovery ranger during this school excursion for Stage 4 (Years 7-8) students with a focus on history as a KLA. Understand something of the culture of the Dharawal People and how people lived here before British colonisation.

Stage
Stage 4 (Years 7-8)
Learning area
History
When

Weekdays during school term.

Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/royal-national-park">Royal National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/sydney-and-surrounds">Sydney and surrounds</a>, <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/south-coast">South Coast</a> in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
Students learning about the history of Botany Bay through role play. Photo: Kim Collas

Bound for Botany Bay

In 1770, James Cook and his crew aboard the Endeavour were bound for Botany Bay. Their 8-day stay would have a dramatic impact on the future of Australia. This Stage 2 (Years 3-4) history excursion explores the first British landing on Australian soil.

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

Weekdays all year.

Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/la-perouse-area"> La Perouse area</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/parks/kamay-botany-bay-national-park">Kamay Botany Bay National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/sydney-and-surrounds">Sydney and surrounds</a> in Sydney and surrounds
Jibbon Aboriginal rock engravings, Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Community and remembrance at Jibbon Beach

Join us on a journey through Dharawal Country in this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) history excursion in Royal National Park. Our Aboriginal guide will share stories of traditional life on this Country, including those etched in rock at Jibbon headland.

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

Weekdays during school term.

Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/royal-national-park">Royal National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/sydney-and-surrounds">Sydney and surrounds</a>, <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/south-coast">South Coast</a> in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
Colonial life on Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Convict kids on Goat Island

'Guilty of petty theft – your punishment is penal transportation to Australia for the term of your natural life.' Discover what life was like for the first convicts of Australia in this unique Stage 2 (Years 3-4) excursion on historic Goat Island.

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

Weekdays (all year)

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/historic-buildings-places/goat-island">Goat Island</a>, <a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/sydney-harbour-national-park">Sydney Harbour National Park</a> in Sydney and surrounds
Towra Beach, Towra Point Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer

Ecosystems at risk at Towra Point Nature Reserve

Senior students will hone their fieldwork skills in this Stage 6 (Years 11-12) geography excursion at Towra Point Nature Reserve. This Ramsar-listed wetland is the largest and most botanically diverse estuarine wetland remaining in the Sydney region.

Stage
Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
Learning area
Geography
When

Weekdays during school term.

Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/towra-point-nature-reserve">Towra Point Nature Reserve</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/sydney-and-surrounds">Sydney and surrounds</a> in Sydney and surrounds