Kinchega National Park field study
Stage 6 (Years 11-12), Biology, Kinchega National Park
Info for teachers
Everything you need to know about Kinchega National Park field study.
- Students meet the Ranger at the Historic Kinchega Woolshed carpark for an introduction to Kinchega National Park
- Students walk 300m to study site and help set up quadrants
- Students walk transect collecting biotic and abiotic data
- Students use random quadrats to sample area for biotic data
- Students measure the heights of trees using different methods
- Students discuss arid adaptions with Discovery Ranger
What to bring
Everyone needs to wear a hat and sunscreen, bring 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).
Getting there and parking
From Broken Hill:
- Take Menindee Road, which becomes Nr Menindee - Broken Hill Road as you leave town
- This takes you all the way to Menindee and the entrance of Kinchega National Park
On entering Kinchega National Park:
- Take Woolshed Drive
- The Kinchega Woolshed is 15km from the park entrance
Check the weather before you set out as roads in Kinchega National Park can be closed in heavy rain.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- Dry weather only
Parking is available at the Kinchega Woolshed.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - hard
Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so that we can plan accordingly.