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School excursion

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Explore the Kosciarium

Stage 3 (Years 5-6), HSIE, Thredbo-Perisher area


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Explore the Kosciarium is a school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students focusing on HSIE as a KLA. Explore the hands-on, interactive displays in the Kosciarium and watch the 'Spirit of the Snowy Mountains' video, featuring the natural and cultural heritage of the Australian Alps.

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HSIE: Global Environments; Identity and Values

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

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

ENS3.5. Demonstrates an understanding of the interconnectedness between Australia and global environments and how individuals and groups can act in an ecologically responsible manner.

ENS3.6. Explains how various beliefs and practices influence the ways in which people interact with, change and value their environment.

CCS3.1. Explains the significance of particular people, places, groups, actions and events in the past in developing Australian identities and heritage.

CUS3.3. Describes different cultural influences and their contribution to Australian identities.

SSS3.7. Describes how Australian people, systems and communities are globally interconnected and recognises global responsibilities.


Students will:

  • Watch and recall information from Spirit of the Snowy Mountains DVD
  • Participate, cooperate and assist in activities
  • Match, arrange, and assemble models and solve puzzles.

Excursion details


Weekdays all year.

Guided. Available on request.
Kosciuszko Education Centre, Thredbo-Perisher area
Easy. Discovery ranger guided indoor activity.

$4.50 per student (minimum booking fees apply).

Meeting point
Kosciuszko Education Centre.
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Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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Maps and downloads

Pipers Creek trail, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer