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NAIDOC Orientateering Incursion

EcoWalks Tours

First Australians and Orienteering Activities

EcoWalks Tours provide children with an adventure navigating through an orienteering course whilst learning about the Gai-mariagal People of Sydney.

EcoWalks Tours will bring the historians and geographers out of the children as they use navigation skills to uncover the past and learn about our First Nations People.

Children work together to learn how to navigate using a compass around an orienteering course set up at your school or centre.

By the end of their incursion, the childre would have uncovered and learnt about traditional life of the Gai-mariagal People and sound navigation skills.


  • Learn about the Borogegal and Cammeraygal Clans of the Gai-mariagal People
  • Discover what everyday life was like for our First Australians of Sydney
  • Develop skills in navigation

What's Included?

  • A great learning experience with fun and knowledgeable guides
  • Games, factsheets and puzzles
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

For Schools

  • Suitable for years 3 – 4.
  • Workshop can be structured to align with your school timetable.


Stage 2:

Significance of Environments

  • Investigate the importance of natural vegetation and natural resources to the environment, animals and people, for example: (ACHGK021, ACHGK022, ACHGK024).
  • Explanation of the importance of natural vegetation to animals and the functioning of the environment

Stage 3:

Factors that change environments

  • Investigate the ways people change the natural environment in Australia, for example: (ACHGK026, ACHGK027).


Stage 2:

Life cycles of living things

  • Identify that living things have life cycles (ACSSU072).

Stage 2:

Classification of living things

  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044).

Stage 3:

Survival of living things

  • Describe how living things depend on each other and the environment to survive, for example: (ACSSU073).

Facilitator Profile

Alan is an accredited NSW Parks Eco Pass tour operator and founder of EcoWalks Tours in Sydney Harbour National Park.

Alan has a professional background as a geography teacher, adventure tourism operator and as a return from active service veteran.  Alan shares his passion for the great outdoors and encourage children to go WILD about nature.

Rated 5 out of 5
The NAIDOC incursion was really enjoyable for the children, a good mix of sit down instructions/learning and active games to run around. Visual elements were really good!"
Epping North

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