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Geography of Homestead Bend

Stage 4 (Years 7-8), Geography, Kinchega National Park


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Immerse yourself in the Geography of Homestead Bend. Visit Aboriginal occupation sites in Kinchega National Park, and the ruins of the Old Kinchega Homestead, and investigate how and why both Aboriginal people and early pastoralists lived in the area.

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Learn how the Homestead Billabong was formed and how the environment changes as it leaves the Darling River.

See Aboriginal occupation sites in Kinchega National Park, and the ruins of the Old Kinchega Homestead, and interpret how and why both the Aboriginal people and early pastoralists lived here.

The Old Kinchega Homestead precinct is a favourite for school groups with Aboriginal Heritage and Pastoral Heritage within a short walk of the car park.

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

Stage Stage 4 (Years 7-8)
Learning area Geography
Student outcomes

GE4-4. Examines perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues

GE4-5. Discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability

GE4-7. Acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using geographical tools for inquiry


Students will:

  • Use maps and satellite images to interpret the natural and built environments
  • Describe and record the environment using simple line drawings
  • Interpret why Aboriginal occupation sites are located in this area
  • Calculated distances using topographic maps
  • Explain the geographical processes that formed the Homestead Billabong.

Excursion details

Guided. Available on request.
Medium. Some short steep sections.

$5 per student.

Meeting point
Campsite 34 on the Darling River.
Yes. Workbooks are provided. Students will need a pencil, a ruler and a clipboard to lean on as well as a simple calcuator.
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Park info

  • in Kinchega National Park in the Outback NSW region
  • Kinchega National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has a pay and display envelope payment system - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
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