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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
Students and NPWS guide inside the La Perouse Museum. Photo: Kim Collas

Stories of a different time at La Perouse

Stories from a different time is a fascinating Stage 1 (Years 1-2) history excursion at La Perouse. Students will learn about the first contact between the Aboriginal people, traditional custodians of the land, and the new British arrivals.

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

Weekdays during school term

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
Bare Island fort, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: Andrew Richards

The earth's environment at La Perouse

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 La Perouse.

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

Monday - Friday (all year).

Where
<a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/visitor-centres/la-perouse-museum">La Perouse Museum</a>, <a href="https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/la-perouse-area">La Perouse area</a> in Sydney and surrounds
Historic cannon, Bare Island Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: Amy Wardrop/OEH

Aboriginal culture: Expanding contacts

Aboriginal culture expanding contacts in Kamay Botany Bay National Park is a Stage 4 (Years 7-8) school excursion which focuses on history as a KLA. Embark on a learning journey of Aboriginal culture from pre-colonisation to now.

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

Weekdays during school term.

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