School excursionSpecial Offer
The earth's environment at La Perouse
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, La Perouse area
School excursions in NSW national parks
We are currently taking bookings for school excursions. Not all excursions are being delivered as per the usual program due to rules outlined by NSW Health. Alternative learning options with NPWS include online digital resources or incursions delivered at your school. Please contact your National Parks education contact or the relevant local park office for more information.
Did you know that over 9 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 La Perouse.
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As recently as 1930, the site at La Perouse was used as a dump. Today it's a national park. This site is a testament to the resilience of the Australian bush.
Students will explore the significance of the environment at La Perouse and examine the important interrelationships – past and present – between humans and the environment.
They'll learn about the critical role national parks play in preserving our unique native plants, animals and rich cultural heritage.
We'll look at some of the key threats to native species and places including urbanisation and domestic pests. This will invoke a strong sense of the role students – our future environmental leaders – can play in preserving these important places for the future.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 2 (Years 3-4)|
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
Monday - Friday (all year).
- Guided. Available on request.
- La Perouse Museum, La Perouse area
- Easy. Includes a board walk, grassed areas, beach and unformed tracks.
$16 per student. Minimum 20 students. GST included.
- Meeting point
- Meet at Bare Island gate. La Perouse is located at the northern headland of Kamay Botany Bay National Park.
- If you would like to organise a NPWS school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
- School excursion inquiries - Sydney Harbour
- 02 9668 2006
- 02 9337 7012
- in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
7am–8.30pm November to March.
7am–7.30pm April to October.
La Perouse park entry gate closed to vehicles between 7pm and 5am all year.
Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
There are no park entry fees in La Perouse area but you'll need to pay to tour Bare Island. Park entry fees apply in the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, only.Buy annual pass