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Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park


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Did you know that over 10 per cent of NSW is a national park? That’s over 7 million hectares. This Stage 2 (Years 3-4) earth’s environment Geography excursion is delivered at Blue Gum Hills Regional Park.

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Discover the significance of the environment at Blue Gum Hills Regional Park and the important interrelationships between humans and nature.

Students will look at why people visit this area and the many activities they can enjoy while learning about the critical role national parks play in preserving our unique native plants, animals and rich cultural heritage.

Students will learn about Aboriginal culture, their connection to Country and the importance of National Parks in protecting heritage.

We’ll look at some of the key, human-led threats to native species and places. By examining these threats we’ll invoke a strong sense of the role students - our future environmental leaders - can play in preserving these important places for the future.

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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

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


Students will:

  • Explore and identify some features of a national park
  • Visit sites and understand how national parks protect different types of heritage
  • Identify the roles of workers in managing a park
  • Appreciate the integral nature between Aboriginal Culture and their Country
  • Investigate the Observe evidence of human activities and interactions
  • Identify ways to help conserve and protect our heritage.

Excursion details


Weekdays (all year).

Guided. Available on request.
Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bush walking tracks, and on a grassed picnic area.
4 hours for $380 per group (includes GST). Shorter tours are available. Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
Meeting point
Blue Gum Hills Regional Park carpark, off Minmi Rd, Minmi.
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Park info

  • in Blue Gum Hills Regional Park in the North Coast region
  • Blue Gum Hills Regional Park is open 7.30am to 8pm during daylight savings (7.30am to 5pm at other times), but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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