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Students on a tour of Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin

Explore a national park

Join us and explore the earth's environment on this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) geography excursion in Blue Mountains National Park. Discover the unique native plants and animals that call this majestic place home.

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

Monday to Friday during school term

Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/katoomba-area"> Katoomba area</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/parks/blue-mountains-national-park">Blue Mountains National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/sydney-and-surrounds">Sydney and surrounds</a>, <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/country-nsw">Country NSW</a> in Sydney and surrounds
Rainforest seeds and fruits. Photo: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust/Simone Cottrell

Factors that shape places at Minnamurra Rainforest

Experience the immersive magic of the rainforest in this Stage 3 (Years 5-6) geography excursion at Minnamurra Rainforest. Students will explore the rainforest and learn how it is managed for people and the environment.

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

Weekdays during school terms.

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/visitor-centres/minnamurra-rainforest-centre">Minnamurra Rainforest Centre</a>, <a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/budderoo-national-park">Budderoo National Park</a> in South Coast, Country NSW
People exloring the Minnamurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Landscapes and landforms at Minnamurra Rainforest

Join us at beautiful Minnamurra Rainforest for this Stage 4 (Years 7-8) geography excursion. Students will observe and record the diversity of landscapes and landforms, and participate in fieldwork data collection.

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

Weekdays during school term.

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/visitor-centres/minnamurra-rainforest-centre">Minnamurra Rainforest Centre</a>, <a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/budderoo-national-park">Budderoo National Park</a> in South Coast, Country NSW
Echo Point lookout, Blue Moutains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Living Country, living culture

Join us for Living Country, living culture – a Stage 2 (Years 3-4) history excursion in and around Katoomba. This excursion is designed to support the Community Remembrance and Aboriginal Histories and Cultures K-10 syllabus.

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

Monday to Friday during school term

Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/katoomba-area"> Katoomba area</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/parks/blue-mountains-national-park">Blue Mountains National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/sydney-and-surrounds">Sydney and surrounds</a>, <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/country-nsw">Country NSW</a> in Sydney and surrounds
Exploring Minnamurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Rainforest interactions

Rainforest interactions is a Stage 6 (Years 11-12) school excursion that focuses on geography as a learning area. Students will undertake a geographical investigation of the biophysical processes and their interactions at Minnamurra Rainforest.

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

Weekdays during school terms.

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/visitor-centres/minnamurra-rainforest-centre">Minnamurra Rainforest Centre</a>, <a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/budderoo-national-park">Budderoo National Park</a> in South Coast, Country NSW
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
Superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae), Minnamurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

A dynamic ecosystem: Minnamurra Rainforest

Senior biology students will hone their skills on this Stage 6 (Years 11-12) fieldwork study at Minnamurra Rainforest in Budderoo National Park. They'll conduct fieldwork, gather data and identify distinguishing features of the rainforest.

Stage
Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
Learning area
Biology
Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/visitor-centres/minnamurra-rainforest-centre">Minnamurra Rainforest Centre</a>, <a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/budderoo-national-park">Budderoo National Park</a> in South Coast, Country NSW
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
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
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/blue-mountains-national-park">Blue Mountains National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/sydney-and-surrounds">Sydney and surrounds</a>, <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/country-nsw">Country NSW</a> in Sydney and surrounds, Country NSW