Coastal and catchment management
Stage 5 (Years 9-10), Geography, Tomaree National Park
Coastal and catchment management is a school excursion in Tomaree National Park for Stage 5 (Years 9-10) students focusing on geography as a KLA. We'll walk to the summit of Mount Tomaree with a Discovery ranger, who will highlight the coastal and catchment management issues involved in protecting a relatively undisturbed patch of coastal land in close proximity to the township of Nelson Bay.
Read more about Coastal and catchment management
Geography: Issues in Australian Environments
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 5 (Years 9-10)|
|Key learning area||Geography|
- Guided. Available on request.
- Tomaree National Park
$380 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
- No wheelchair access
- 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.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-5-geography-coastal-catchment-management-tomaree-national-park/local-alerts
- School excursion inquiries - Lower North Coast
- 02 4984 8200
- 02 4981 5913
- in Tomaree National Park in the North Coast region
Tomaree National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Info for teachers
All the practical information you need to know about Coastal and catchment management.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Tomaree National Park is easily accessible from Nelson Bay and Anna Bay. It surrounds the towns of Boat Harbour, Shoal Bay and Fingal Bay.
- Take the Pacific Highway from Newcastle or Buladelah, turn east into Richardson Road and continue along Nelson Bay Road.
- For Anna Bay and Boat Harbour, turn right into Gan Gan Road
- For Shoal Bay and Fingal Bay, continue along Stockton Street before turning right into Victoria Parade. Continue along Shoal Bay Road which becomes Government Road and then Marine Drive.
Park entry points
- Fingal Beach Surf Life Saving Club See on map
- Tomaree Crescent access See on map
- Tomaree Head carpark See on map
- Sealed roads
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
What to bring
Please wear fully enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, wet weather gear, and lunch which should be low waste with a refillable water bottle. Students should bring gear in a backpack or similar (not plastic bags).
Maps and downloads
Risk assessment and risk benefits
Our rangers and guides have the technical skill and experience to assess the risks and the benefits of a variety of activities delivered as part of our learning programs.
We believe in including opportunities that allow students to learn and experience for themselves through exploration in the natural environment.
Please make your own risk assessment based on the information provided. Detailed potential risks and controls are provided for the site to assist teachers in risk management planning. Teachers and carers should be aware of, and consider the needs, abilities and medical conditions of students when visiting this site. The supervision of students remains the responsibility of the teacher. The school must ensure an adequate number of adult supervisors are present.
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so that we can plan accordingly.