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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
Bradley's Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

The earth’s environment at Bradleys Head

Did you know that over 9 per cent of NSW is a national park? That's over 7 million hectares. This Stage 2 (Years 3-4) earth's environment geography excursion is delivered at Bradleys Head.

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

Weekdays (all year).

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/bradleys-head-booraghee-amphitheatre">Bradleys Head – Booraghee Amphitheatre</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
Arabanoo Lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer

The earth's environment at Arabanoo lookout

Did you know that over 9 per cent of NSW is a national park? That's over 7 million hectares. This Stage 2 (Years 3-4) earth's environment geography excursion is delivered at Arabanoo lookout, Dobroyd Head.

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

Weekdays (all year).

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/arabanoo-lookout-at-dobroyd-head">Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head</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
Bradleys Head Amphitheatre, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

The earth's environment at Bradleys Head

The earth's environment is a fun, Stage 1 (Years 1-2) geography excursion at Bradleys Head. Students will identify the physical features of this beautiful place. They'll discuss how people interact with the place in both past and present contexts.  

Stage
Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Learning area
Geography
When

Weekdays (all year).

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/bradleys-head-booraghee-amphitheatre">Bradleys Head – Booraghee Amphitheatre</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
Native banksia flower, Lane Cove National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk

The earth's environment at Lane Cove

Did you know that over 9 per cent of NSW is a national park? That's over 7 million hectares. This Stage 2 (Years 3-4) earth's environment geography excursion is delivered at Lane Cove National Park.

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

Weekdays during school term.

Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/lane-cove-national-park">Lane Cove National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/sydney-and-surrounds">Sydney and surrounds</a> in Sydney and surrounds
Heritage Week Festival, Middle Head Fortifications, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Tour de Forts - Middle Head

This excursion in Sydney Harbour National Park is for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) students and focuses on HSIE. Students will visit observation posts, searchlights, gun emplacements and other defensive structures at Middle Head.

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

By arrangement.

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/middle-head-gubbuh-gubbuh">Middle Head – Gubbuh Gubbuh</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
Heritage Week Festival, Middle Head Fortifications, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Tour de Forts Middle Head

In the early days of colonial Sydney, the Middle Head area formed a key line of defence against attack via sea. This Tour de Forts history excursion for Stage 5 students (Years 9-10) explores these fortifications, including lookouts, gun placements and ammunition stores.

Stage
Stage 5 (Years 9-10)
Learning area
History
When

By arrangement.

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/middle-head-gubbuh-gubbuh">Middle Head – Gubbuh Gubbuh</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
Arabanoo Lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Who's Arabanoo?

This school excursion in Sydney Harbour National Park is for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) students and focuses on HSIE. Walk down the track to Reef Beach with an Aboriginal ranger to hear about the cultural history of the area and learn about the European history of surrounding sites.

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

Weekdays (all year).

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/arabanoo-lookout-at-dobroyd-head">Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head</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
A ranger investigating the natural environment on a WildTracker school excursion. Photo: Julie Brown/OEH

Living world WildTracker: Bradleys Head

On a WildTracker excursion, Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students investigate and analyse the natural environment of Bradleys Head. Students identify and group species and discuss adaptations that help these species survive and thrive here.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Learning area
Science and Technology
When

Weekdays during school terms.

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/lookouts/bradleys-head-booraghee-amphitheatre">Bradleys Head – Booraghee Amphitheatre</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
A guide teaching students about plants on a NSW National Parks school excursion. Photo: Julie Brown/OEH

Living world WildTracker: Nielsen Park

On a WildTracker excursion, Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students will explore and analyse the natural environment of Nielsen Park. We'll identify and group species and discuss the adaptations that help these species survive and thrive here.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Learning area
Science and Technology
When

Weekdays during school terms.

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/picnic-areas/nielsen-park">Nielsen Park</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