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Features of Places - Kalkari to Bobbin Head

Geography: Features of Places, People and Places


The geographical inquiry process is used to frame an investigation for the students to discover the natural and human features of the chosen location, each of which is unique and special in its own way. Students will also examine how people use this area and learn ways they can care for this place and others like it.

Special Notes

This program is recommended for older and more able Stage 1 students as the walk is rated as a Grade 3 or moderate track.

Inquiry questions

What are the features of, and activities in, this place?

How can we care for places like this?

How can spaces within a place be used for different purposes?

Learning Activities

Exploration of Kalkari

Students will visit the Kalkari Visitors Centre Kalkari to explore the built and natural features of National Park, why are they here and what activities do people do when they visit.

The students will also walk inside the Kalkari Visitors area to learn about the importance of these places and and how they are being protected.

Bushwalk to Bobbin Head

The focus of the bush walk is to observe the natural features of the area and experience first hand how to care for special places like this. The students will explore the natural features through a series of hands-on, sensory games, activities and stories.

Nature Map

Using natural resources such as sticks, leaves, rocks and sand, students build a map to demonstrate and communicate their understanding of the natural and human features of Bobbin Head.

Excursion Locations

This program is offered at the following locations. Click on an image to find out more.

Sample Timetable

NOTE: Variations to timetable based on specific location, group size and weather

Time All Classes A, B, C, D (staggered leaving times)
10.00am Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome, Overview of the day
10.10am Morning Tea

Exploration of Kalkari

Bush walk to Bobbin Head

12.30pm Lunch in the bush
1.00pm Continue bush walk to Bobbin Head
1.30pm Nature Map
2.00pm Conclusion and depart

Teacher Information

Download the program flyer (coming soon)

Excursion locations Kalkari to Bobbin Head
Bus access map

Map for access to venue will be sent with the confirmation

Please ensure you print a copy and provide to the bus driver on the morning of the excursion.


2023 DoE $15 per student - GST free

2023 Non-gov school cost $25 per student - GST free, minimum charge $575 per class. 

NOTE:  National Parks entry is $1.10 per student in addition

Class numbers and size

Up to 4 classes 

Max. 30 students per class

Risk Assessments

Kalkari to Bobbin Head


Social Stories Kalkari to Bobbin Head
Supporting Resources
Student activities (coming soon)
What to bring

Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.

Students wear sports uniform.

Adverse weather
On days where the weather is unsuitable (see risk assessment), a Gibberagong staff member will contact the organising teacher to discuss alternative arrangments.
Medical notifications
Notify Gibberagong EEC by completing and returning the medical form before the excursion. This form will be sent out upon confirmation of booking.

Syllabus outcomes and content

Geography K-10 Syllabus 


A student:

> describes features of places and the connections people have with places GE1-1

identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places GE1-2 

> communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry GE1-3 


Features of places


  • investigate features of places and how they can be cared for, for example: (ACHGK005)    

    - description of the natural and human features of places

    - discussion of the natural features of places identified in Aboriginal Dreaming stories and/or Legends of the Torres Strait

    - consideration of how a place can be cared for

People's connections to places


  • investigate people's connections and access to places, for example: (ACHGK013)    

    - discussion of why people visit other places

Local and global connections


  • investigate connections that people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, have to local and global places, for example: (ACHGK010, ACHGK011, ACHGK012)

    -  discussion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' connections with land, sea and animals of their place


History K-10 Syllabus 

The Past in the Present


A student:

> describes and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time HT1-2


The history of a significant person, building, site or part of the natural environment in the local community and what it reveals about the past(ACHHK044)


  • identify a significant person, building, site or part of the natural environment in the local community and discuss what they reveal about the past and why they are considered important

The importance today of an historical site of cultural or spiritual significance; for example, a community building, a landmark, a war memorial(ACHHK045)


  • identify an historical site or sites in the local community. Discuss their significance, why these sites have survived and the importance of preserving them


Geography K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2015

History K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012