Bathurst was Australia's first inland settlement and the Gold Region of NSW. The Blue Mountains offers over one million hectares of World Heritage Wilderness. Combined, this area is one of the most popular choices for school excursions.
The Blue Mountains, along with a Bathurst Gold experience can maximise both the learning experience and the fun value of your excursion.
Gain valuable insight into the NSW Gold Rush and acquire hands on experience in gold panning and more, from a variety of attractions & programs. Bathurst Goldfields, Hill End, and History Hill are all attractions with a huge variety of gold focussed programs designed and built around links to the departmental syllabus, allowing school children to gain maximum benefit from an excursion beyond the school gate.
National Parks and Wildlife Discovery guided walks are fantastic guided interpretive bushwalks, with hands on activities to address curriculum requirements for particular units of work. Along with lookouts, walks, the NPWS Heritage Centre, Scenic railways, the Jenolan Caves and more, make the Blue Mountains a great place to visit, full of learning experiences.