School excursionSpecial Offer
Living world WildTracker: Nielsen Park
Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Science and Technology, Sydney Harbour National Park
On a WildTracker excursion, Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students will explore and analyse the natural environment of Nielsen Park. We'll identify and group species and discuss the adaptations that help these species survive and thrive here.
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From the ringtail and brushtailed possum to the powerful owl, we'll examine some fascinating animal facts and adaptations.
Students will learn about the role national parks play in protecting and supporting plants and animals, including the 'Allocasuarina portuensis' which was discovered in Nielsen Park in 1986. We'll discuss how preventative burns form part of the long-term health of the park's ecosystem.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 3 (Years 5-6)|
|Learning area||Science and Technology|
ST3-1WS-S. Plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions
ST3-2DP-T. Plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity
ST3-4LW-S. Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things
Weekdays during the school term, 10am to 2pm, including meal breaks
- Guided. Available on request.
- Easy. Guided tour and activities along an unsealed walking path including a board walk, grassed area and stairs.
$17 per student. Minimum 20 students. GST included.
- Meeting point
- Entrance to Nielsen Park, off Greycliffe Avenue
- If you would like to organise a NSW National Parks school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire now' link for the online form
- School excursion inquiries - Sydney Harbour
- 02 9668 2006
- 02 9337 7012
- in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
Bradleys Head: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head: $5 per vehicle per day. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Coin payment available at Fairfax carpark machines only. Chowder Bay: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully. Park’nPay: You can also pay for your visit to any area via the Park’nPay app.
Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark or Rodd Island, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.Buy annual pass