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What is a national park?

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


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Find out what is a National Park in this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) school excursion at Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park, focusing on HSIE. A Discovery Ranger will show you the unique flora and fauna in this park and why it is protected for future generations.

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Come on a guided walk with an Aboriginal Discovery ranger and explore the natural environment, the impact of fire, the relationship between plants and animals and habitat change.

Students can dress up in the uniforms of various NSW National Parks staff, with discussion about the importance of these jobs, benefits to the park and park visitors, and human impacts on parks. Students can also do a 'minibeast measure', using simple plots to identify and record minibeasts and habitats. This education activity addresses syllabus requirements for primary students through interactive displays, hands-on activities and research.

For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers

Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

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

Excursion details


By arrangement.

Guided. Available on request.

$295 per group for up to 25 students, $11.80 per student (includes GST).

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.
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Park info

  • in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.

  • Park entry fees: 

    Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay machines - cash and cards accepted.

    Buy annual pass
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