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The earth's environment at Audley

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


School excursions in NSW national parks

We are currently taking bookings for school excursions. Not all excursions are being delivered as per the usual program due to rules outlined by NSW Health. Alternative learning options with NPWS include online digital resources or incursions delivered at your school. Please contact your National Parks education contact or the relevant local park office for more information.

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Join us on this immersive Stage 2 (Years 3-4) geography excursion in Australia's first national park: Royal National Park. We'll explore the beautiful natural environment at Audley, and examine the diverse life found here.

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We'll discuss some of the important historical and protected cultural sites that exist here, and why these are so significant. Students will learn how people – both past and present – have connected with the environment here.

Our guide will share how the NPWS team conserve and protect the natural environment at Royal National Park. Students will come away with an understanding of the many roles that exist and what some of this important work entails.

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

GE2-4. Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry


Students will:

  • Identify native and introduced animals and learn about some features, classification, threats and management practices.
  • Bushwalk to explore the natural environment, discover plants, habitats and evidence of animals in the area.
  • Observe how areas are managed and the roles dedicated to this
  • Participate in hands-on activities to learn about the environment, culture and heritage of the park.
  • Explore issues, values and attitudes towards national parks.

Excursion details


Week days during school term.

Guided. Available on request.
Royal National Park in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
Easy. Guided activities in a shaded amphitheatre, a bushwalk through woodland which includes stairs. Activities on grass and in bushland near a river.

$20 per student for groups of 25 or more. Includes park entry fees, NPWS guide fees and GST. For smaller groups, conditions apply.

Meeting point
Meet at the carpark of Royal National Park area office, 159 Farnell Avenue, Audley Heights.
Yes. All equipment provided.
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Park info

  • in Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
  • Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. Seasonal ticket booths at Wattamolla and Garie Beach - cash and credit card facilities available. Please bring correct change. There are also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes or you can pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

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