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Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Hunter Wetlands 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) Geography excursion is delivered Hunter Wetlands National Park.

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

They’ll explore the significance of the environment at Hunter Wetlands National Park, a Ramsar-listed wetland, and the important interrelationships between humans and nature. They will learn about the history and culture of the Aboriginal people and their relationship with this country.

Students will learn about the critical role national parks play in preserving our unique native plants, animals and rich cultural heritage. With their guide, they'll explore this place that's home to over 100 types of birds and 45 species of international migratory birds.

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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:

  • 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 all year.

Guided. Available on request. Subject to staff availability.
Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bushwalking tracks, and on a grassed picnic area.

$380 per group for 4 hours (includes GST). Shorter tours available. Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.

Meeting point
Riverside Park in Hunter Wetlands National Park
Yes. All equipment is provided.
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