Parks resources for schools

School talks and trips

Parks community engagement officers can give nature-based talks at your school or join you on your school trip to a park or reserve.

To request a booking, fill in a school activity request form PDF (266.5 KB) and return it by email or mail to a community engagement officer near you.

An officer will contact you to discuss your request.

To book a free talk on crocodile safety, read Be Crocwise learning materials and talks.

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Your school group can use an NT park as an outdoor classroom for a day excursion or overnight camp.

All of the parks listed below have camping facilities for school and university groups.

For more information or to book a campsite, contact the ranger station at the park.

Litchfield National Park

School groups can use the environmental education camp at Litchfield National Park near Darwin.

Find out more in the Litchfield National Park education campground handbook PDF (1.9 MB).

To check availability or make a booking, call Parks and Wildlife on 08 8999 3947.

Nitmiluk National Park

Schools, youth groups and other community organisations can use the Gurriluk youth group area in Nitmiluk National Park near Katherine.

You need to book by calling 08 8973 8821 or emailing parks.desk@nt.gov.au.

To find out more, get the Gurriluk youth group area information sheet PDF (486.0 KB).

Alice Springs Telegraph Station

Alice on the Line is a heritage education program for primary aged students in the Northern Territory.

This program is located at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

Overnight stays in the Heritage Precinct as part of the program require a permit and are preferred on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

For more information about this program, email communityengagementpw@nt.gov.au or call the Alice Springs Telegraph Station on 08 8951 1013 and request a copy of the teachers' handbook.

Use these guides to plan your next school trip.

Darwin

Excursion guide - Casuarina Coastal Reserve PDF (6.2 MB)
Excursion guide - Casuarina Coastal Reserve DOCX (5.5 MB)

Excursion guide - Charles Darwin National Park PDF (7.4 MB)
Excursion guide - Charles Darwin National Park DOCX (7.3 MB)

Elsey National Park

Excursion guide - Elsey National Park DOCX (13.8 MB)
Excursion guide - Elsey National Park PDF (10.6 MB)

Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park

Excursion guide - Ormiston Gorge - Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park PDF (6.7 MB)
Excursion guide - Ormiston Gorge - Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park DOCX (5.9 MB)

Excursion guide - Simpsons Gap - Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park PDF (6.3 MB)
Excursion guide - Simpsons Gap - Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park DOCX (5.4 MB)

Excursion guide - Simpsons Gap bike path - Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park PDF (3.0 MB)
Excursion guide - Simpsons Gap bike path - Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park DOCX (2.8 MB)

Trephina Gorge Nature Park

Excursion guide - Trephina Gorge Nature Park PDF (5.5 MB)
Excursion guide - Trephina Gorge Nature Park DOCX (4.8 MB)

Watarrka National Park

Excursion guide - Watarrka National Park PDF (3.4 MB)
Excursion guide - Watarrka National Park DOCX (3.0 MB)

Nitmiluk National Park

Excursion guide - Katherine Gorge - Nitmiluk National Park PDF (4.0 MB)
Excursion guide - Katherine Gorge - Nitmiluk National Park DOCX (8.3 MB)

Excursion guide - Leliyn / Edith Falls - Nitmiluk National Park PDF (4.0 MB)
Excursion guide - Leliyn / Edith Falls - Nitmiluk National Park DOCX (8.4 MB)

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Last updated: 15 January 2021

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