Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Arakoon National Park
Info for teachers
Everything you need to know about History mysteries.
- Arrive and take a recess break
- Introduction to the site, the Gaol precinct and local wildlife.
- Teacher led bushwalk to Monument Hill
- Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the activities
- Guided activities to explore the Gaol, follow the clues and unravel the mysteries.
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). Please note: You're welcome to stay for a picnic lunch and spend some time in this beautiful location.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Trial Bay Gaol is in the Trial Bay Gaol precinct of Arakoon National Park.
From South West Rocks:
- Follow Phillip Drive
- Turn left onto Cardwell Street
- Continue along Cardwell Street until you reach Trial Bay Goal
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Designated car and bus parking is available at Trial Bay Gaol.
Maps and downloads
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 - hard
Not suitable for most wheelchairs. If you have someone with special needs, please let us know in advance so that we can plan accordingly.