School excursion

Woolly tales tour

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Science, Kinchega National Park

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On this school excursion in Kinchega National Park, Stage 2 (Years 3-4) Science students will learn about Kinchega's vast pastoral history and woolshed operations while taking a guided tour of the historic Kinchega Woolshed

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The historic Kinchega Woolshed precinct is a favourite spot to start your exploration of Kinchega National Park with loads of information to browse and facilities located close by.

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

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

ST2-5LW-T. Describes how agricultural processes are used to grow plants and raise animals for food, clothing and shelter

HT2-2. Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time


Students will:

  • Learn about the operations of the historic Kinchega Woolshed while following the path the sheep took through the grand old shed
  • Fill in worksheets as they go, noting the use of all the equipment in the woolshed.

Excursion details

1-3 hr

$5 per student for a half day tour (up to 3 hours).

Meeting point
Historic Kinchega Woolshed carpark
No. Workbooks are provided. Students will need to bring a pencil and a clipboard to lean on.
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Info for teachers

All the practical information you need to know about Woolly tales tour.

Program outline

  • Students meet at the Historic Kinchega Woolshed car park for a short introduction to Kinchega National Park.
  • Students then walk with a Discovery Ranger through the woolshed following the path the sheep took.
  • Students learn about each part of the woolshed and how it fits into the whole.
  • Students fill out workbooks as they go to note the name and use of each section of the woolshed.
  • The session can then be finished with a game (Aboriginal Sites, Barkindji Bush Foods, Tacks and Traces or Threatened Species) depending on the teachers needs and time availability.

Getting there and parking

On entering Kinchega National Park:

  • Take Woolshed Drive
  • The Kinchega Woolshed is 15km from the park entrance

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as roads in Kinchega National Park can be closed in heavy rain.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Parking is available in hard-packed ground carparks at Kinchega Woolshed.

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).

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.


Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area. Wheelchair access includes some incline on a compacted dirt path, as well as paved and timbered surfaces. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so that we can plan accordingly.