The earth's environment at Audley
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Royal National Park
Info for teachers
Everything you need to know about The earth's environment at Audley.
- Acknowledgement of Country and safety talk
- Demonstration and discussion using preserved specimens
- Walk the Honeymoon track or walk a part of Robertson’s roundabout
- Bird watch along the river
- Mini-beast hunt exploring biodiversity
- Create a representation of a national park using natural materials
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).
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Audley Dance Hall Cafe is in the Audley precinct of Royal National Park. To get there:
- Turn off Princes Highway at Farnell Avenue
- Continue down the hill and drive across Audley Weir
- Turn right into Triangle carpark just after the weir
- Turn off Princes Highway at Waterfall train station
- Follow McKell Avenue to the end
- Turn left onto Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and follow to Audley
- Turn left into Triangle carpark just before the weir
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Bus parking is available at Audley.
Toilets, tables and picnic grounds are available by the river. There is a café for tea and coffee.
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 - medium
Wheelchair accessible car park, amphitheatre, picnic and activity area. The Honeymoon track is not wheelchair accessible. If your group includes someone with special needs, please let us know in advance so that we can plan accordingly.
Other important info
Supervision: Discovery rangers will guide and encourage students to participate in activities. The supervision of the students is the responsibility of the teachers and the school must ensure that an adequate number of supervisors are present.
- 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. Payment options include Audley Visitor Centre, vehicle entry stations, pay machines and 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).Buy annual pass