Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Glenrock State Conservation Area
Experience Glenrock State Conservation Area through the eyes of an Aboriginal person on this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) Aboriginal culture geography excursion. Through first-hand experiences, you'll learn about the culture of the Awabakal People.
Read more about Aboriginal culture
Glenrock State Conservation Area is located 10 minutes’ drive from the Newcastle CBD and protects numerous historic and Aboriginal sites. By listening to local knowledge and Dreamtime stories, students will come to understand why this place is important to the Awakabal People. They'll walk Yuelarbah track, an ancient Aboriginal pathway to Burwood Beach, and discover the connections that the Awabakal People have to the land, sea and animals of this place.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 2 (Years 3-4)|
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
GE2-4. Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
Weekdays all year.
- Guided. Available on request.
- Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bushwalking tracks, up a flight of stairs, along a beach and on a grassed picnic area.
$380 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
- Meeting point
- Glenrock State Conservation Area, Burwood Road carpark, Dudley.
- Yes. All equipment is provided.
- 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.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-2-geography-aboriginal-culture-glenrock-state-conservation-area/local-alerts
- School excursion inquiries - Newcastle Hunter
- 02 4927 3267
- Hunter Wetland Centre, Sandgate Road, Shortland NSW
- in Glenrock State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
Glenrock State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Info for teachers
All the practical information you need to know about Aboriginal culture.
- Welcome, acknowledgement of Country and safety briefing
- Bushwalk investigating open forest environment
- Bushwalk investigating creek environment
- Morning tea
- Bushwalk investigating rainforest environment
- Bushwalk investigating beach environment
- Dreamtime stories
- Conclusion and farewell
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
This excursion begins at Burwood Road carpark, Dudley and ends at the Glenrock Scout Camp.
Buses need to travel to the Scout Camp (located at the end of Scout Camp Road, off Burwood Road) to collect students at the end of the excursion. Coach parking is available at the Scout Camp.
What to bring
Please wear fully enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, wet weather gear, and lunch which should be low waste with a refillable water bottle. Students should bring gear in a backpack or similar (not plastic bags).
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 - hard
Wheelchair access to Flaggy Creek bridge only. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so that we can plan accordingly.