Lake Mungo and Culpra Milli immersion
Stage 5 (Years 9-10), Aboriginal Studies, Mungo National Park
Students make meaningful connections with remote Aboriginal Australia in this Stage 5 Red Earth Aboriginal Studies excursion. They travel to Mungo National Park for a 6 or 7-day immersion experience.
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This excursion is also relevant to Earth and environmental science, Geography and History learning areas.
During the first half of the immersion, students learn about the rich culture of the Barkindji land at Culpra Milli, on the banks of the Murray River. Activities include maintaining ancient fish traps, swimming and sharing stories around the campfire. Students make connections and develop an understanding of modern life in remote Indigenous communities.
The latter half of the immersion takes students to Mungo National Park, where they're hosted by Traditional Owners and Aboriginal rangers. The spiritual and cultural significance of Lake Mungo is explained through modern and ancient stories, and students will explore the park with rangers.
This is the front lines of reconciliation, returning students to their school with a deep understanding of the myriad ways in which Australia's history has affected modern life for Aboriginal people, and the importance of the connection between culture, language, people and Country.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 5 (Years 9-10)|
|Learning area||Aboriginal Studies|
AST5-2. Explains ways in which Aboriginal Peoples maintain their identity
AST5-3. Describes the dynamic nature of Aboriginal cultures.
AST5-4. Explains adaptations in, and the changing nature of, Aboriginal cultural expression across time and location
March to October, 6 or 7-day programs. Contact Red Earth for more details.
- Mungo National Park in Murray-Riverina
$1,950 to $2,050 per student, all inclusive.
- No wheelchair access
- Meeting point
- Your group will be picked up from and returned to your school or another location of your choice. All transport included in the cost.
- If you would like to organise a school excursion please use the 'Enquire' link or email or call Red Earth.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-5-aboriginal-studies-lake-mungo-culpra-milli-immersion-mungo-national-park/local-alerts
- in Mungo National Park in the Murray-Riverina region
Mungo 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. Fees are payable through self-registration envelopes outside Mungo Visitor Centre. Different fees apply for commercial tour operators and vehicles with 8 seats or more.Buy annual pass.
Info for teachers
All the practical information you need to know about Lake Mungo and Culpra Milli immersion .
- Staying on Country with Traditional Owners and their families
- Hearing dreamtime stories around the campfire under a blanket of stars.
- Hiking through Mungo National Park with Aboriginal rangers and seeing the fossil record come to life.
- Discovering the historical, cultural and spiritual significance of Lake Mungo through ancient and modern Aboriginal perspectives.
- Exploring the stories and traditions of First Nations Peoples – past, present and emerging.
Getting there and parking
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This is a door-to-door immersion and all transport is provided from your school.
What to bring
A complete packing list will be provided once your booking is confirmed.
Maps and downloads
Risk assessment and risk benefits
A comprehensive risk assessment will be made available after confirmation of your booking.