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Aboriginal cultural experience: Jibbon Beach

Stage 4 (Years 7-8), History, Royal National Park


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This excursion is currently being revised to be delivered in line with NSW Education’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Principles and Protocols. We will be updating this excursion's name and information online soon.

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History: Expanding contacts -Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples, Colonisation and Contact History.

Royal National Park is Australia's oldest national park. The diverse natural environments include beaches and estuaries, rainforest, heathland and tall forests with fascinating plants and wildlife. The park features historic locations and sites of Aboriginal culture. It is popular for bushwalking, cycling, surfing, canoeing, picnicking and whale watching. Jibbon Beach is found in the eastern section of the township of Bundeena, an outstanding example of Sydney's beautiful beaches and country of the Dharawal People.

You can learn more about the deep history of the area here.

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

Stage Stage 4 (Years 7-8)
Learning area History

Students will:

  • look at preserved examples of animals used by the Dharawal People for thousands of years
  • listen to and watch a demonstration of tools and other artefacts
  • walk along Jibbon Beach learning about culture and investigating sites of occupation
  • learn the protocols for respect of a traditional site
  • listen to tales of the Dreaming
  • learn about ochre and significant local symbols
  • walk to the rock engravings to witness an ancient site
  • trek along the coast via Shelly Beach and look out for whales, dolphins, penguins and other birds (in season)
  • meet an Aboriginal person and ask questions about their culture and experiences

Excursion details


Weekdays during school term.

Easy. Guided activities are in a park on grass, along a beach, along a bush track and around a headland.

Minimum $550 for up to 25 students, $23 per student (includes GST).

No wheelchair access
Meeting point
Meet at Bundeena ferry carpark.
No. All field equipment is provided.
Contact your local NSW National Parks office for more information about the updated excursion.
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Park info

  • 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. Payment options include Audley Visitor Centre, vehicle entry stations, pay machines and 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).

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