School excursionSpecial Offer
The Australian colonies at Jibbon Beach
Stage 3 (Years 5-6), History, Royal National Park
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.
Step through the sands of time on this fascinating Stage 3 (Years 5-6) history excursion at Jibbon Beach. Our Aboriginal guide will share stories of the Dharawal People, the traditional custodians of this place.
Read more about The Australian colonies at Jibbon Beach
We'll learn about the beliefs and values of the Dharawal People and their strong connection to Country. Together we'll examine a number of spiritual sites and enact cultural protocol, showing respect for elders past and present.
We'll traverse a rocky outcrop and view Aboriginal rock engravings up close. Students will learn about the Dharawal seasonal calendar, explore middens and learn about gunyahs (shelters) by recreating an Aboriginal camp.
The group will come away with a deep appreciation for the way of life of the Dharawal People. Students will understand how life changed for the Dharawal People following British settlement in the 1770s.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 3 (Years 5-6)|
HT3-1. Describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia
HT3-2. Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time
HT3-5. Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication
Weekdays during school term.
- Guided. Available on request.
- Royal National Park
- Medium. Guided activities in a park on grass, along a beach, through a bush track and along a headland.
$20 per student for groups of 25 or more. GST included. For smaller groups conditions apply.
- No wheelchair access
- Meeting point
- Bonnie Vale picnic area carpark (enter via Sea Breeze Lane)
- Yes. All equipment provided.
- 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 - Sydney South
- 02 9542 0649
- PO Box 144, Audley NSW 2232
- in Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$12 per vehicle per day. Seasonal ticket booths at Wattamolla and Garie Beach - cash and credit card facilities available. Please bring correct change. There are also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes or you can pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.
Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).Buy annual pass