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Landscapes & Landforms (Sydney Harbour National Park)


Syllabus Outcomes GE4-1 | GE4-2 | GE4-4 | GE4-5 | GE4-7 | GE4-8

Transport Walking Grade Excursion


All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.
+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).



On this awe-inspiring scenic adventure, students walk from the iconic ‘Gap Lookout’ north on the ‘Gap Bluff’ nature trail then head south along the awe-inspiring ‘Federation Cliff Walk’. Soaking up the entire exquisite Sydney Harbour coastal landscape, students discover a range of natural environments as they embark on this short, 400 metre walk surrounded by scenic natural beauty. Students observe and assess the various features and characteristics of natural landscapes and examine a variety of landforms. They discover the value of natural and built environments and investigate perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues. While discussing the management and protection of environments for their sustainability, students also examine various issues of land degradation and environmental hazards, exploring how these environments are sustainably managed and protected by local councils and National Parks.

On this engaging and hands-on excursion, students will not only investigate the diversity of landscapes and landforms on Earth, but also participate in geographical fieldwork. Watch as your students actively interpret graphs, use maps, experiment with geographical tools and acquire geographical information whilst immersed in the richly diverse and beautiful natural coastal environments Australia has to offer.


Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

GE4-1  locates and describes the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments
GE4-2 describes processes and influences that form and transform places and environments
GE4-4 examines perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues
GE4-5 discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability
GE4-7 acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using geographical tools for inquiry
GE4-8 communicates geographical information using a variety of strategies



Full Day Excursion (4 Hours) 10am – 2pm

Time allocation for excursions can be tailored and adjusted to suit your individual school timetable and scheduling.

Bus Drop Off / Pick Up Location

Bus Drop Off Location
10am in bus bay on Cnr of Military Road and Gap Road (next to Robertson Park) WATSONS BAY, NSW 2030

Bus Pick Up Location
2pm in bus bay on Cnr of Military Road and Gap Road (next to Robertson Park) WATSONS BAY, NSW 2030


Would you like our help with transport? We can suggest a range of transport providers to help source and book a transport quote for you! We would highly recommend that you book directly through the transport providers.

Please be aware that we provide transport quotes as a service to help make your booking process easier for you. Transport companies are in no way affiliated with Ranger Jamie Tours.

What's Included

Written Work Booklet Provided Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • Why is there a diversity of landscapes and landforms on Earth?
  • What environmental and human processes form and transform landscapes and landforms?
  • Why do people value landscapes and landforms?
  • To what extent are landscapes and landforms sustainably managed and protected?

Landscapes & landforms

  • investigate different landscape and the geomorphic processes that create distinctive landforms, for example: (ACHGK048, ACHGK050)
    • identification of a variety of landscapes and landforms
    • explanation of geomorphic processes that create landforms eg weathering, erosion, deposition, tectonic activity

Value of landscapes & landforms

  • investigate the aesthetic, cultural, spiritual and economic value of landscapes and landforms for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, for example: (ACHGK049)
    • explanation of the aesthetic value of landscapes and landforms to culture and identity
    • identification of how a landscape can have economic value for different people

Changing landscapes

  • investigate the human causes and effects of land degradation, for example: (ACHGK051)
    • identification of the ways people utilise and change landscapes
    • description of the impact of a range of human activities on landscapes

Landscapes management & protection

  • investigate how the protection of places is influenced by people’s perception of places, for example: (ACHGK052)
    • description of the nature and extent of landscape protection across a range of scales eg locally protected places, national parks, world heritage listing
    • examination of management and protection strategies for ONE landscape
    • assessment of the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ knowledge to the use and management of an Australian landscape or landform

Geomorphic hazard

  • investigate ONE contemporary geomorphic hazard including causes, impacts and responses, for example: (ACHGK053)
    • description of the spatial distribution of the disaster
    • explanation of geomorphic processes causing the disaster and its impacts
    • examination of the responses of individuals, groups and government to the impact of the disaster
    • discussion of management strategies to reduce the future impact of similar natural hazard events including the role of technology in monitoring and predicting geomorphic hazards

Day Outline

Excursion Duration (10am – 2pm)
10am Arrival

Arrival / Morning Tea / Toilet Break – Robertson Park- Watsons Bay
(approx. 15 minutes)
Introductory Presentation
10am – 10:30am
The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation in Roberston Park next to Watsons Bay Wharf. Teachers to distribute work booklets to students (approx. 15 minutes)
All students and teachers to hop back on bus and drive 3mins down the road to the start of our bush walk along the ‘Coast Track’- Royal National Park
10:35am – 11:25am
Students participate on guided walk along ‘Gap Buff Walking Tracking’ stopping intermittently discussing and responding to questions in the work booklet.
11:30am – 12:20pm
Students participate in a guided walk south along ‘Federation Cliff walk’ stopping intermittently answering questions in the work booklet. Students focus on a Geomorphic Hazard on this walk.
12:20 – 12:45pm
Lunch / Toilet Break

(approx. 25 minutes)
12:50pm – 1:45pm
Students perform bio-indicator quadrant assessment survey on Watsons Bay Beach.
1:45pm – 2pm
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break

(approx. 15 minutes)
2pm Depart on bus back to school


Booklet Activities include:
A student activity booklet is written and provided by Ranger Jamie Tours. A PDF version of this booklet will be made available to you upon your booking confirmation, for you to distribute in soft and/or hard copy to your students depending on your preference.

Booklet content will have students:

  • Defining landscapes and landforms
  • Identifying differences between different types of landscapes and landforms
  • Describing cultural, spiritual, aesthetic and economic values of landscapes and landforms
  • Assessing human impacts on landscapes and landforms
  • Analysing management plans on landscapes and landforms Interpreting a case study of a geomorphic hazard within the Sydney National Park
  • Making field sketches
  • Analysing photographs
  • Map reading
  • Interpreting graphs and statistics
  • Visual representations
  • Spatial technologies
  • Mind maps


The Gap Lookout – Sydney Harbour National Park

Our Landscapes & Landforms excursion is also available at Bundeena Coast Track – Royal National Park which is our favourite location for this excursion!


All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.
+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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Would you like our help with transport?

Please note this will be an additional cost to the excursion price and a separate quote will be provided to you. This quote will be from an external transport company who will invoice you directly.

Please note this is a tentative booking. After your booking request is submitted, we will be in touch via email to confirm the requested date and arrange the final details for the booking.

Title Address Description
The Gap Lookout - Sydney Harbour National Park
27 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW 2030, Australia