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Aboriginal culture

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Brisbane Water National Park


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Bring your students to this unique excursion in Brisbane Water National Park, near Gosford. They’ll experience the park through the eyes of an Aboriginal person on this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) Aboriginal culture Geography excursion.

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Students will learn about First Nations people, their connection to country and the impact of European settlement on the area. They'll engage with Aboriginal culture through fun learning activities. They’ll hear Dreamtime stories and will investigate the connections that First Nations people have to this place.

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

Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Learning area Geography
Student outcomes

GE2-1. Examines features and characteristics of places and environments

GE2-2. Describes the ways people, places and environments interact

GE2-3. Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments


Students will:

  • Recognise that Aboriginal people are the first Australians
  • Investigate the connections that Aboriginal people have to the land, sea and animals of this place
  • Hear stories to understand why country is important to Aboriginal people and how it can be cared for
  • Find out how Aboriginal people describe the weather and the seasons
  • Engage with Aboriginal culture through fun learning activities

Excursion details


Weekdays during school term.

Medium. There are uneven surfaces, steps and undulating areas.

$225 per class (maximum of 30 students per class).

No wheelchair access
Meeting point
Girrakool picnic area
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Park info

  • in Brisbane Water National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Two picnic areas in Brisbane Water National Park close in the evening:

    • Girrakool picnic area is open 7am to 8pm during daylight savings and is open 7am to 6pm at other times
    • Somersby Falls picnic area is open 8am to 8pm during daylight savings and is open 8am to 5pm at other times

    Other areas of Brisbane Water National Park will be open at all times, however may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.



  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay machines that accept both card and coins, or you can pay via the Park'nPay app.

    Other fees:

    You will need a permit to hold a wedding or undertake commercial photography within the park.

    Buy annual pass
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