School excursionSpecial Offer
What is a national park?
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Glenrock State Conservation Area
This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.
Read more about What is a national park?
On this school excursion, Stage 2 (Years 3-4) HSIE students will explore the beautiful natural and built environments of Glenrock State Conservation Area. Discover why people visit this area, what activities they can enjoy, and learn about the local Aboriginal culture and the impact of European settlement on the area.
Understand the role of workers in a national park, and how you can help to conserve and protect these special places.
Glenrock State Conservation Area is located 10 minutes’ drive from Newcastle CBD and protects numerous historic and indigenous sites. Glenrock protects a high diversity of flora, including the last pocket of coastal rainforest in the region, and animal species such as the Powerful Owl. Walk the Yeulerbah track, an ancient Aboriginal pathway, to Burwood Beach and explore the changing ecosystems from the forest to the sea.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 2 (Years 3-4)|
|Key learning area||HSIE|
GE2-1. Examines features and characteristics of places and environments
GE2-2. Describes the ways people, places and environments interact
GE2-4. Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
Weekdays all year.
- Guided. Available on request.
- Yuelarbah walking track, Glenrock State Conservation Area
- Medium. Guided activities in a suburban national park, on formed and uneven bush walking tracks, up a flight of stairs, along a beach and on a grassed picnic area.
$380 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
- No wheelchair access
- Meeting point
- Glenrock State Conservation Area, Burwood Road carpark, Dudley.
- Yes. All equipment is provided.
- 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.
- School excursion inquiries - Newcastle Hunter
- 02 4946 4112
- 02 4946 4150
- Hunter Wetland Centre, Sandgate Road, Shortland NSW
- in Glenrock State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
Glenrock State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.