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Strategic planning meeting

Stage 6 (Years 11-12), Geography, Thredbo-Perisher area


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Strategic planning meeting is a Stage 6 (Years 11-12) school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park, which focuses on Geography. As soil scientists, geomorphologists, hydrologists, climatologists, botanists, biologists, historians, pest species officers, park planners or legal advisers, students work together gathering information from a variety of sources to give a presentation on the impacts of a hypothetical ski resort.

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The program allows students to gather a wealth of detailed information about the alpine environment and the extreme conditions that influence life in the mountains.

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

Stage Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
Learning area Geography
Student outcomes

P6. Identifies the vocational relevance of a geographical perspective.

P9. Uses maps, graphs and statistics, photographs and fieldwork to conduct geographical inquiries.

P12. Communicates geographical information, ideas and issues using appropriate written and/or cartographic and graphic forms.


Students will:

  • Research the key features of the alpine ecosystem and evaluate the impact a hypothetical development would have on this ecosystem
  • Prepare and present geographical information
  • Share their research with peers.

Excursion details


Weekdays all year.

Guided. Available on request.
Easy. Discovery ranger guided indoor activity.

$150 per group for up to 25 students (includes GST). For groups over 25 conditions apply.

Meeting point
Kosciuszko Education Centre, Kosciuszko Road at Sawpit Creek, 14kms from Jindabyne towards Perisher.
Yes. Worksheets and all research resources.
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Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

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