School excursionSpecial Offer
Aboriginal customs and practices
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Tumut 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.
Aboriginal customs and practices is a Stage 2 (Years 3-4) school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park which focuses on HSIE. Discover the secrets of the didgeridoo, use clapsticks and play along with a yidaki. Try your hand at tool or jewellery making, and learn about collecting and using materials from the environment.
Read more about Aboriginal customs and practices
On this excursion, students will discover how Aboriginal culture is held in the customs, practices and traditions of local Aboriginal people. Caring for others and caring for the environment are sometimes taught through stories and music.
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
HT2-2. Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time
HT2-3. Describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects
Guided. Available on request.
Subject to staff availability.
Aboriginal rangers from Kosciuszko National Park are also available to come to your school. Please phone (02) 9995 5142 for further details on in-school visits.
- Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park
- 3-5 hr
- Easy. Discovery ranger guided walk and activities on bush tracks and in the amphitheatre.
$275 per group for a half day (3 hours), $375 per group for a full day (5 hours). Prices include GST. Maximum 25 students per group. For groups over 25 conditions apply.
- Meeting point
- Birrimal Waga Amphitheatre, Sydney Street, Tumut.
- 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.
- in the Tumut area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Tumut area is open all year but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues.
No park entry fees apply in the Tumut area. See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.Buy annual pass