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Aboriginal culture

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


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Bring your students to this unique excursion in Tomaree National Park, near Port Stephens. 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.

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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.

2-4 hr
Hard. Guided tour and activities happen on uneven surfaces in the park. There are steps and undulating surfaces.

Prices start from $225 per group, up to 30 students for 2 hours. For groups over 30, conditions apply.

No wheelchair access
Meeting point
Zenith Street carpark.
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.
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