Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Science and Technology, Glenrock State Conservation Area
Come on a WilderQuest WildTracker excursion for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) students focusing on science and technology. Carry out investigations to explore the living world in this beautiful part of Glenrock State Conservation Area.
Read more about WilderQuest WildTracker
Find out about some of the relationships between plants and animals and look for evidence that can lead to more questions and predictions. National Parks and Wildlife Service guides will help you identify some amazing wildlife living in the area and together you can discover what they need to survive and how they are protected.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 2 (Years 3-4)|
|Key learning area||Science and Technology|
Weekdays during school terms.
- Guided. Available on request.
- Yuelarbah walking track, Glenrock State Conservation Area
- Medium. Guided walk along a partly sealed wheelchair friendly walking path. Activities amongst leaf litter and on a flat rock shelf beside a small stream.
- $300 per group up to 20 students. For groups over 20 conditions apply.
- Meeting point
- Yuelarbah carpark on Burwood Road, Kahibah
- 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-science-and-technology-wilderquest-wildtracker-glenrock-state-conservation-area/local-alerts
- 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.
Info for teachers
All the practical information you need to know about WilderQuest WildTracker.
- Explore our natural environment along a bush track to find out about the amazing plants and animals that live within the park
- Carry out investigations to find some of the invertebrates living in the undergrowth by searching for and examining invertebrates among the trees
- Discover the relationship between plants and animals through investigations and identify evidence of life cycles.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Yuelarbah walking track is located at the eastern end of Glenrock State Conservation Area. To get there from Newcastle, Charlestown and Sydney, exit the pacific Highway at Dudley Road or Kahibah Road, then turn into Burwood Road.
Park entry points
- Yuelarbah picnic area See on map
Parking is available at Yuelarbah carpark on Burwood Road.
What to bring
It’s a good idea to wear long pants, closed comfortable shoes and bring a hat and sunscreen. Be ready for all weather conditions with a jumper and raincoat. And remember to bring food, water, first aid kit and any necessary medications.
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 - medium
Assistance may be required to access this area. The track to Flaggy Creek (roughly 1km) is wheelchair accessible. If you have someone with special needs, please let us know in advance so that we can plan accordingly.