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WilderQuest WildThings

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), Science and Technology, Thredbo-Perisher area

Overview

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Come on a WilderQuest WildThings excursion to explore the forest and alpine grasslands. Designed for Stage 1 students and focusing on science and technology, investigate the living world in this part of Kosciuszko National Park, home to amazing plants and animals.

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We will use our senses to explore the environment and find some places where animals have everything they need to survive. Students will work scientifically with hands on activities to investigate bugs and learn about animal habitats.

Students will immerse themselves through nature play and discovery to enrich their understanding of the diversity and relationships that thrive in our protected areas.

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

Stage Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Key learning area Science and Technology
Objectives
  • Students engage with the local environment of the national park. They become aware of the plants and animals that exist in this particular place and how they are able to survive there. 
  • Students examine some of the local plants and discuss how the animals that live with them have features that allow them to thrive in the environment. 
  • Students learn about the role played by NSW NPWS staff in protecting the environment for the people of NSW.

Excursion details

When
Weekdays during school terms.
Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Kosciuszko Education Centre, Thredbo-Perisher area
Duration
4hrs
Grading
Medium. Guided walk and activities along a bush track. Activities amongst leaf litter and in a grassed area.
Price
$340 per group up to 20 students. For groups over 20 conditions apply.
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Meeting point
Kosciuszko Education Centre
Equipment
provided
Yes
Booking
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Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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High Plains, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer