Crossing the Blue Mountains
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Blue Mountains National Park
Info for teachers
Everything you need to know about Crossing the Blue Mountains.
- Welcome, introductions and safety breifing
- Guided bushwalk including stops at The Obelisk with views to Mt Blaxland
- Walk to Eddy Rock, and a descent on the original Cox's Road to view convict pick axe marks and other physical evidence of the early crossings
- Closing discussion
- Also available with a half-hour Aboriginal presentation and introduction (additional charges apply).
What to bring
Please wear fully enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, wet weather gear, and lunch which should be low waste with a refillable water bottle. Students should bring gear in a backpack or similar (not plastic bags). Students should bring a clipboard, worksheets and pens. Please note: Due to uneven walking surfaces, we advise students to wear sturdy walking shoes or boots with good ankle support and good grip, which may get muddy or wet.
Getting there and parking
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Mt York Lookout is located 4.7km down the end of Mt York Rd, off the Great Western Highway in Mt Victoria.
Maps and downloads
Risk assessment and risk benefits
Our rangers and guides have the technical skill and experience to assess the risks and the benefits of a variety of activities delivered as part of our learning programs.
We believe in including opportunities that allow students to learn and experience for themselves through exploration in the natural environment.
Please make your own risk assessment based on the information provided. Detailed potential risks and controls are provided for the site to assist teachers in risk management planning. Teachers and carers should be aware of, and consider the needs, abilities and medical conditions of students when visiting this site. The supervision of students remains the responsibility of the teacher. The school must ensure an adequate number of adult supervisors are present.
Disability access level - medium
Wheelchair accessible car park, picnic area, interpretive displays, historical monuments and toilets. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so that we can plan accordingly.
- in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.Buy annual pass