Does your school offer Bathurst school camps to years 4 or 5? Have you considered adding a Strand of Australian Colonial History to your travel to Bathurst? After all, without the road across the Blue Mountains, the Gold would never have been discovered in 1851.
Mountains Tales provides a history-based tour though the Blue Mountains following in the footsteps of the Three Explorers, this exploration led to the small Sydney colony, expanding west past the Blue Mountains.
Our tours cover the arrival in Sydney Cove in 1788, and the early attempts to cross the mountains. Why were Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth successful in 1813, what did they do differently? In 1814 Surveyor George Evans drew the map to Bathurst, followed by William Cox and his 30 convicts building the road across the mountains in only six months. The conclusion to this story is the “Journey of Discovery” by Governor Macquarie in 1815.
Mountains Tales meets your coach at Glenbrook Information Centre at the base of the Blue Mountains, and travel with you to your desired destination. A sample itinerary might conclude in Katoomba, the home of the Three Sisters, just in time for lunch or continue on to Mt York where we see primary evidence of the convict built road.
Mountains Tales brings colonial history to life through storytelling and interactive activities, we can also provide teacher resources and worksheets inline with the school objectives and curriculum.
If you wish to know more about how Mountains Tales can assist you with your school excursion here in the Blue Mountains please call Sue on 0410600224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
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