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School excursion

Then and now: Aboriginal culture

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Murramarang National Park

Info for teachers

Everything you need to know about Then and now: Aboriginal culture.

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).

Getting there and parking

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    Depot Beach campground is in the central precinct of Murramarang National Park. To get there:

    • From the Princes Highway enter the national park via Mount Agony Road
    • Take the right fork onto North Durras Road
    • Then take Depot Beach Road to the campground

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    • Parking is available on your campsite for 1 vehicle.
    • Parking for tent-only sites is available on the perimeter of the tent-only camp area.
    • Limited additional parking is available within Depot Beach campground carpark.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Pre activity briefing: participants will be briefed at the start of the activity/day.

    Safety equipment: NPWS staff carry radios and first aid kits, hold current first aid certificates and are aware of emergency procedures.

    Staff accreditation: NPWS staff have current Senior First Aid accreditation. They are experienced in working with groups of students in the natural environment and have excellent knowledge of the specific areas they are visiting including potential hazards. NPWS is committed to a Child Safe and Friendly Environment. Our staff have been screened for child-related employment and have completed a Working with Children Check.

    Emergencies: NPWS staff are trained to deal with emergencies and emergency procedures are in place. Ongoing supervision of a student following first aid treatment will be the responsibility of the visiting school.

    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.

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - medium

    Assistance may be required to access this area. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so that we can plan accordingly.

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    Park info

    • in Murramarang National Park in the South Coast region
    • Murramarang 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 coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

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    Depot Beach, Murramarang National Park. Photo: David Finnegan