Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre delivers a range of curriculum-based excursions and programs in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Below are some of the sites in which we teach and lead excursions K-12.
Located on the banks of the Cowan Creek in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head is a historic recreation area utilised today by picnickers, families, walkers, boating and canoe enthusiasts.
Many of the Gibberagong programs at Bobbin Head include a walk to the rainforest along the Gibberagong Track. On this track, student will explore a diverse range of vegetation, from dry sclerophyll and remnant rainforests to the waterways mangroves.During a visit, it is not uncommon for students to be surprised and thrilled by an encounter with a large goanna or swamp wallaby. Students will also visit significant Aboriginal heritage sites, including traditional rock engravings, midden caves and sites of Aboriginal axe grinding.
Kalkari to Bobbin Head
Located at the top of the Birrawanna Track, the Kalkari Visitors Centre is a wonderful place to explore before commencing the walk down to Bobbin Head. In the Centre, students will be be inspired to learn more about the park’s plants, animals, Aboriginal history and management.
During the walk to Bobbin Head, students will visit cultural sites and spectacular scenic views. Through engaging, hands-on activities they will explore the environment and learn further about the plants and animals of the park.
The walk concludes at the historic Bobbin Head Picnic Area.
To learn more about the Kalkari / Birrawanna Track -visit Wildwalks or National Parks and Wildlife Service. NOTE: the walk is one way from Kalkari to Bobbin Head. The bus is required to drop-off at Kalkari and pick-up from Bobbin Head.
Muogamarra Nature Reserve
Muogamarra is a place of unique beauty and scientific value located on the northern edge of Sydney, between Cowan and the Hawkesbury River. Pronounced Moo-o-ga-marra, it is an Aboriginal word of the Awabagal meaning ‘preserve the future’ which indicates the purpose this area has been dedicated.
The reserve covers approximately 2,500 ha of pristine bushland and other important environments and is currently managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife.
Together with the interesting geological formations, the area is very well known for the Aboriginal engraving sites and early European heritage sites, including evidence of a convict road and associated school.
West Head is situated at the northern tip of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, providing spectacular views of the Pittwater area.
The area showcases a rich diversity of significant Aboriginal sites including rock engravings at the Basin Track, the Red Hands Cave and the Aboriginal cave shelter site.
Schools can choose from a variety of trails and programs that are offered within the West Head area. The common tracks used are the Red Hands Cave Track, Resolute Track, and The Basin walk to the engravings.
For more information about the history of West Head including some fantastic videos, click here.
Manly Warringah War Memorial Park is a 375 hectare bushland providing an important habitat for plants and animals and visitors alike. The area is home to over 300 species of identified plants within six vegetation communities. This provides habitat to a diversity of native animals, with over 80 species of birds calling the area home.
We visit a number of different areas so be sure to check the meeting point and areas that we will visit.
Sites near your school
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