School excursionSpecial Offer
Living with fire
Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Geography, Blackheath area
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.
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)|
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:
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.
- School excursion inquiries - Blue Mountains
- 02 4784 7301 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
- 02 4782 6199
- in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Blackheath area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.