Past in the present at Davidson Whaling Station
Stage 1 (Years 1-2), History, Ben Boyd National Park
Info for teachers
Everything you need to know about Past in the present at Davidson Whaling Station .
- Welcome, acknowledgement of Country and safety briefing
- Historical investigation of the Loch Garra Homestead
- Walk to the beach and try works to learn about the colonial whaling period
- Survey the local environment and learn about the Koori people, the Aboriginal custodians of this land
- Traditional bush foods and medicines are identified, and students learn about Aboriginal life
- Game and wrap-up, if time permits
- Farewell and depart
What to bring
Please wear long pants, closed comfortable shoes and bring a hat and sunscreen. Be ready for all weather conditions with a jumper and raincoat. Bring a low-waste lunch, a refillable water bottle and any necessary medications.
Please bring your belongings in a backpack rather than a plastic bag.
Getting there and parking
Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site is approximately 10 mins drive from Ben Boyd National Park.
To get there:
- Travel south from Eden on the Princes Highway for 18km
- Turn off at Edrom Road and drive for 11km
- Turn left into Boyd Road
- Drive for 4km to the station’s carpark
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- Dry weather only
Parking available in the Davidson Whaling Station Historic Site carpark.
Maps and downloads
Risk assessment and risk benefits
Our rangers and guides have the technical skill and experience to assess the risks and the benefits of a variety of activities delivered as part of our learning programs.
We believe in including opportunities that allow students to learn and experience for themselves through exploration in the natural environment.
Please make your own risk assessment based on the information provided. Detailed potential risks and controls are provided for the site to assist teachers in risk management planning. Teachers and carers should be aware of, and consider the needs, abilities and medical conditions of students when visiting this site. The supervision of students remains the responsibility of the teacher. The school must ensure an adequate number of adult supervisors are present.
Disability access level - medium
Assistance may be required to access this area.
- A gently sloping paved path and boardwalk run down to the historic house
- The try works site and beach are not wheelchair-accessible
- in Ben Boyd National Park in the South Coast region
Ben Boyd National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day in the Green Cape area of the park (south of Eden). The Pambula-Haycock area (north of Eden) has free park entry. This park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.Buy annual pass