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The earth's environment at Wattamolla

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


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Explore the Earth’s Environment with us on this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) Geography excursion at Wattamolla in the Royal National Park. Students will explore and investigate natural habitats and learn about the physical features and characteristics of the environment. 

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Students participate in a series of hands-on activities to explore both aquatic and terrestrial environments. They investigate how these different environments provide habitats for animals.

Students will have the unique experience of going on a bushwalk along a section of the upgraded Coast track. During this walk, they'll examine how the environment is being protected from human impacts. They'll also explore ways that Aboriginal people use the environment sustainably. 

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

  • Identify native and introduced animals and learn about some features, classification, threats and management practices
  • Investigate the natural environment, discover plants, habitats and evidence of animals in the area
  • Explore biodiversity while hunting for mini-beasts
  • Investigate the natural environment and animal habitats and learn dip-netting techniques
  • Learn about habitats by creating models.

Excursion details


Week days during school term.

Easy. Guided activities are in a woodland/ heath environment which includes stairs. Some activities on grass, near a creek and a beach.

Student $17 per person. Includes GST, guide and park entry fees. For groups under 25 students, use the 'Enquire now' link.

Meeting point
Meet at Wattamolla carpark. Please note, there is no mobile phone reception in this area.
Yes. All equipment is provided.
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Park info

  • in Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
  • Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. Payment options include Audley Visitor Centre, vehicle entry stations, pay machines and the Park’nPay app.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

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