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Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Copeland Tops State Conservation Area


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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 Copeland Tops State Conservation Area.

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Students will learn about the critical role national parks play in preserving our unique native plants, animals and rich cultural heritage.

They’ll explore the significance of the environment at Copeland Tops State Conservation Area and the important interrelationships between humans and the environment. Walking along Copeland Creek, we’ll soak up the breathtaking scenery under a canopy of red cedar, grey myrtles, shatterwood and many more majestic rainforest species.

Uncover the mysterious wildlife that call this special place home, including microbats, brush-tailed possums and wompoo pigeons. You’ll discover what they eat, where they sleep and how they live in this incredibly diverse environment.

Learn about the long history of mining in the area and see where gold-hungry souls toiled in Mountain Maid gold mine – one of New South Wales’ longest-running operational gold mines.

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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:

  • Identify the native animals and plants that live in Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Explore and discuss the threats to plants and animals including urbanisation and introduced species that impact their survival
  • Investigate sustainable practices that protect and support the natural environment.

Excursion details


Weekdays during school terms.

Guided. Available on request. Shorter length excursions are available on request.
Medium. Guided tour and activities on an undulating, unsealed fire trail, along a creek bed, amongst leaf litter on the forest floor and along an unsealed walking path.

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

Meeting point
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area carpark
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