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The earth's environment at Wattamolla

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


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.

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This Stage 2 excursion at Wattamolla, Royal National Park, is a fun and engaging learning experience for students. It aligns with the earth's environment content of the Geography K-10 Syllabus.

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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:

  • Meet our fun, furry preserved animals to learn about how important habitat is to animals
  • Participate in a Dharawal seasonal calendar activity to explore Aboriginal sustainable environmental management practices
  • Do a mini-beast hunt exploring biodiversity
  • Dip-net in a freshwater creek, investigating the natural environment and animal habitats
  • Model habitats/a location map using natural materials.

Excursion details


Week days during school term.

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

Student $20 per person. Includes GST, guide and park entry fees. For groups under 25 students, use the 'Enquire now' link.

Meeting point
Meet at Wattamolla car park
No. All field 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. Seasonal ticket booths at Wattamolla and Garie Beach - cash and credit card facilities available. Please bring correct change. There are also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes or you can pay for your visit via 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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