School excursionSpecial Offer
Walgun walk and cultural experience
Stage 6 (Years 11-12), Aboriginal Studies, Cape Byron State Conservation Area
School excursions in NSW national parks
We are currently taking bookings for school excursions. Not all excursions are being delivered as per the usual program due to rules outlined by NSW Health. Alternative learning options with NPWS include online digital resources or incursions delivered at your school. Please contact your National Parks education contact or the relevant local park office for more information.
Walgun walk and cultural experience is a school excursion in Cape Byron State Conservation Area focusing on Stage 6 Aboriginal Studies, Community Study (Years 11-12). Join traditional custodians to learn about Arakwal Bundjalung People's ongoing connection to Country.
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During this guided walk, Arakwal Aboriginal guides discuss the Arakwal Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA). It’s the first Land Use Agreement of its kind in Australia. Students find out about how Arakwal and NPWS jointly manage the reserve today. Learn about local bush tucker, hear stories of significant sites and understand how the area has changed over time.
This is an integrated program which can also focus on:
- Stage 5 Geography, Environmental Change and Management
- Stage 5 History, Australia and Asia – Making a Nation.
It also meets the F-10 Australian cross-curriculum priorities Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 6 (Years 11-12)|
|Learning area||Aboriginal Studies|
P1.2. Explains the consequences of invasion and colonisation for Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples on social justice and human rights
P2.2. Explains the importance of Country and the interrelationship between Country, culture, economic life and social systems for Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples
P3.2. Explains the impact of key government policies, legislation and legal decisions in relation to land and water rights and heritage and identity
P3.3. Explains the responses and initiative of Aboriginal other Indigenous peoples to key government policies, legislation and legal decisions
- Weekdays during school terms.
- Cape Byron walking track, Cape Byron State Conservation Area
- Medium. Guided activities on formed and uneven bush walking tracks, up and down a flight of stairs, along a beach and on a grassed picnic area.
- $9.90 per person (minimum $198). Price includes GST.
- Meeting point
- Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct at the end of Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay. Groups meet on the verandah of the northern side of Cape Byron Information Centre.
- If you would like to organise a NPWS school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
- School excursion inquiries - Byron Bay
- 02 6620 9300
- 02 6620 9333
- Tallow Beach Road, Byron Bay NSW
- in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
- Cape Byron State Conservation Area is open all hours, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
- Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct is open 8am to sunset.
- The Maritime Museum in the former Lighthouse Keeper’s office at the base of the lighthouse is open 10am to 4pm daily.
- Opening before 8am for events or disabled access can be arranged by prior notice – contact NPWS Byron Bay office during business hours 02 6639 8300.
Park entry fees:
Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct and Information Centre: $8 per vehicle per hour/$4 per hour motorcycles. Maximum 1 hour per vehicle per calendar day, including all NPWS annual passholders.
Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass: $4 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour. Pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted.
Coach entry: $26 per coach up to 30 seats; $50 per coach 31 to 43 seats; $83 per coach 44 seats and over.Buy annual pass