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The earth's environment

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

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Students will learn about the critical role National Parks play in conserving our unique native plants, animals and rich cultural heritage.

They’ll explore the significance of the environment at Booti Booti National Park and the important interrelationships between humans and nature. Starting from The Ruins campground, students will venture out to stunning Seven Mile Beach before taking a short walk south to Booti Hill.

Students will uncover the mysterious wildlife that call this special place home. During winter, they may be lucky enough to see whales as they ascend through twisted eucalyptus.

They will learn about the history and culture of the Aboriginal people and their relationship with this country.

Students will delve into the key roles National Parks and Wildlife personnel hold in conserving and protecting wildlife, culture and heritage.

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:

  • Use geographical tools to identify features of a National Park.
  • Understand Aboriginal connection to Country
  • Identify plants, animals and invertebrates and investigate their role in an ecosystem
  • Learn about the various management roles in a National Park and how these contribute to conserving environment, heritage, and culture.

Excursion details


Weekdays during school terms

Guided. Available on request. Shorter length excursions are available on request.
Medium. Guided tour and activities on uneven surfaces in the park and on the beach dunes.

$380 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.

Meeting point
The Ruins campground carpark
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Park info

  • in Booti Booti National Park in the North Coast region
  • Booti Booti National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.

    Buy annual pass
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