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The earth's environment at Bradleys Head

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), Geography, Sydney Harbour National Park


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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.  

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We'll look at the plants and animals that live here, along with the human-built elements and their use. We'll discuss the important balance of needs this environment demands, and how this is achieved and maintained. 

Using local materials and their mapping skills, students will design their own fun nature map of Bradleys Head. 

In this active and hands-on geography excursion for Stage 1 students, Bradleys Head is brought to life. An awareness of place and the connection between people and place is fostered throughout.   

For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers

Stage Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Key learning area Geography
Student outcomes

GE1-1. Describes features of places and the connections people have with places

GE1-2. Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places

GE1-3. Communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry


Students will:

  • Explore the picturesque environment of Bradleys Head  
  • Examine the plants and animals that live here and the adaptations that allow them to thrive 
  • Examine the human features of the environment and how the needs of nature and people are balanced here  
  • Discuss the role people play in the care and maintenance of places 

Excursion details


Weekdays (all year).

Guided. Available on request.
Bradleys Head Amphitheatre, Sydney Harbour National Park
Easy. Guided tour and activities along an unsealed walking path including a board walk, grassed area and stairs.

$16 per student. Minimum of 20 students. GST Included.

Meeting point
Meet at Athol Hall carpark, off Bradleys Head Road
Yes. All field equipment including basic first aid kits are provided.
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Park info

  • in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.

    Other fees:

    Landing fee or tour fee applies to visit Sydney Harbour islands. To visit Shark, Clark or Rodd islands all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes not valid for landing fees.

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Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan