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Around the Cape

Stage 5 (Years 9-10), Geography, Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Overview

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Around the Cape is a school excursion in Cape Byron State Conservation Area for Stage 5 (Years 9-10) students focusing on geography as a KLA.

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Students examine the area in terms of human impact on the natural environment and changing land use. Students analyse a range of site specific source materials, discuss the issues affecting the Byron Bay area, and design and undertake a visitor survey.

Geography: 5A3 Issues in Australian Environments

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Stage Stage 5 (Years 9-10)
Key learning area Geography
Student outcomes

GE5-3. Analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments

GE5-4. Accounts for perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues

GE5-5. Assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability

GE5-7. Acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using appropriate and relevant geographical tools for inquiry

Objectives

Students will:

  • Learn how the local environment was formed and significant features of Cape Byron State Conservation Area
  • Investigate the role and importance of national parks in supporting biodiversity
  • Learn about joint management of the reserve by traditional owners and the National Parks and Wildlife Service 
  • Investigate human impact on the environment, using Cape Byron State Conservation Area as an example
  • Survey visitors to discuss how people's world views affect their attitudes to, and use of, environments such as Cape Byron
  • Discuss environmental management approaches and perspectives to sustainably manage Cape Byron into the future

Excursion details

Availability
Guided. Available on request.
Where
Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Duration
2hrs
Grading
Medium
Price

$9.90 per person (minimum $198).

Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Equipment
provided
Yes
Booking
If you would like to organise a NPWS school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
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Park info

  • in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
    • Cape Byron State Conservation Area is open all hours, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
    • Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct is open 8am to sunset.
    • The Maritime Museum in the former Lighthouse Keeper’s office at the base of the lighthouse is open 10am to 4pm daily.
    • Opening before 8am for events or disabled access can be arranged by prior notice – contact NPWS Byron Bay office during business hours 02 6639 8300.
  • Park entry fees:

    Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct and Information Centre: $8 per vehicle per hour/$4 per hour motorcycles. Maximum 1 hour per vehicle per calendar day, including all NPWS annual passholders.

    Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass: $4 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour. Coin-operated and credit card payment available.

    Coach entry: $26 per coach up to 30 seats; $50 per coach 31 to 43 seats; $83 per coach 44 seats and over.

    Buy annual pass
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Cape Byron Lighthouse, Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer