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Wild world of whales

Stage 3 (Years 5-6), HSIE, Awabakal Nature Reserve


School excursions in NSW national parks

We are currently taking bookings for school excursions. Not all excursions are being delivered as per the usual program due to rules outlined by NSW Health. Alternative learning options with NPWS include online digital resources or incursions delivered at your school. Please contact your National Parks education contact or the relevant local park office for more information.

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Wild world of whales is a school excursion for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students focusing on HSIE as a KLA. Explore the open forest and coastal heath communities of Awabakal Nature Reserve as you journey to the lookout to spot migrating whales. Learn about the different types of whales, how they live and why they migrate.

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

Stage Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Learning area HSIE

Students will:

  • Walk through the open forest and coastal heath communities and identify plants
  • Look for whales from the lookout
  • Learn about the different types of whales, their role in the environment and how to identify them
  • Learn how beliefs and practices regarding whales have changed over time
  • Discuss the impacts of humans on their environment.

Excursion details


Weekdays June to October.

Guided. Available on request.
Awabakal Nature Reserve
Medium. Guided activities in a suburban National park, on formed and uneven bush walking tracks and along sandy tracks.

$225 per group (includes GST). Max 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.

Meeting point
Awabakal Environmental Education Centre, 51 Boundary Rd, Dudley.
Yes. All equipment is provided. Please bring binoculars if you have them.
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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