Games and fun activities at Kinchega
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Kinchega National Park
This is a program of fun games and activities we can play together in Kinchega National Park or Discovery rangers can visit your school. Designed for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) students with a focus on History, Geography and science, choose from some of these games: the Aboriginal site game, tracks and traces, Barkindji bush foods or the threatened species game.
Read more about Games and fun activities at Kinchega
While having fun, students learn about the importance of Place for Aboriginal people, bush foods and traditional knowledge and practices. They'll also discover how human activity and threats affect our local wildlife and natural environment.
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
Students will play games to:
Students will also be able to try bush foods in season, on a visit to a national park or reserve.
- Subject to staff availability.
$5 per student for a half day tour (up to 3 hours).
- 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.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-2-hsie-games-fun-activities-kinchega-national-park/local-alerts
- School excursion inquiries - Broken Hill
- 08 8084 2880
- 183 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW
- in Kinchega National Park in the Outback NSW region
Kinchega National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day. The park has a pay and display envelope payment system - please bring correct coins.Buy annual pass.
Info for teachers
All the practical information you need to know about Games and fun activities at Kinchega.
- Aboriginal Site Game - move to music across the landscape from site to site as one by one they are removed.
- Tracks and Traces - recognise different animal tracks and make some with paint and your hands.
- At a national park - go on a short walk to see what we can discover
- Barkindji Bush Foods - hunt and gather for photos of bush foods, learning about responsible harvesting and how bush food is prepared and eaten.
- At a national park we can try bush foods that are in season.
- Threatened Species Game – play musical chairs and learn how humans impact on wildlife habitats, things get interesting when we start adding feral animals!
Getting there and parking
On entering Kinchega National Park:
- Take Woolshed Drive
- The Kinchega Woolshed is 15km from the park entrance
Check the weather before you set out as roads in Kinchega National Park can be closed in heavy rain.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- Dry weather only
Parking is available at the Kinchega Woolshed.
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).
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
Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so we can plan accordingly.