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Living with fire

Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Geography, Blackheath area


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Learn about fire and how it is managed in the Blue Mountains National Park in Living with fire, a Stage 3 (Years 5-6) geography excursion.

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Students will learn about fire and its impact on people, nature and the landscape as they explore the majestic surroundings of Blue Mountains National Park. This excursion is designed to support the Factors that Shape Places syllabus topic. 

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

Stage Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Key learning area Geography
Student outcomes

GE3-1. Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments

GE3-2. Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments

GE3-3. Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments

GE3-4. Acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry


Students will learn to identify:

  • How people and environments influence one another
  • How people influence places and the management of spaces within them
  • How the impacts of bushfires on people and places can be reduced

Excursion details


Monday to Friday during school term.

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
2-2.5 hr

$295 per group for up to 20 students (plus the cost of a one-way Scenic World Cableway ticket if this option is taken up). GST included. For groups of more than 20 students, additional park staff are required, and additional fees will apply.

Meeting point
Fairfax Heritage walking track, which starts from the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre at the end of Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath.
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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Views along Fairfax Heritage walking track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/OEH