COVID-19: Nearer to Nature has a COVID-19 Safety Plan covering a range of measures including a contact register, mask wearing and physical distancing where required, and cleaning. In addition, most activities are conducted out-of-doors and our staff are all up-to-date with current vaccination requirements.

Nearer to Nature excursions are available and schools can also book incursions dependant on their school policies. We continue to offer our usual range of school holiday activities.

We will respond to State Government directives and health advice, and adapt the measures we have in place to provide COVID-safe venues. We will also work with teachers to meet school requirements, and change bookings if needed, to ensure students can benefit from hands-on learning in the environment.

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Nearer to Nature Schools program offers:

  • Excursions or camp activities based at a variety of locations across Perth and Dwellingup
  • Incursions at your school - Perth metro area
  • Excursions and camp activities at locations in the South West
  • Incursions at your school - South West area

Outcomes of the program support the department’s objective to ensure that the nature of Western Australia is protected and conserved, for its intrinsic values and to enrich people’s lives.

Our excursions and incursions cover a range of themes including:

  • Fire
  • Aboriginal culture
  • Forest/Bush
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Conservation


Years Kindy to 6

PERTH METRO incursions/excursions

pdf2023 N2N Kindy - Year 6 Summary table.pdf455.95 KB

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CANNING RIVER incursions/excursions/professional development

pdf2023 N2N CREEC Years Kindy-12 program summary table.pdf421.06 KB


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SOUTH WEST incursions/excursions

pdfN2N South West Schools Programs2.00 MB

pdfN2N South West 2022 - Years K-12 program summary table323.17 KB

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Or book via Nearer to Nature South West email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Years 7 to 12

PERTH METRO incursions/excursions

pdf2023 Schools program Year 7 - 12 PDF517.68 KB

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CANNING RIVER incursions/excursions/professional development

 pdf2023 N2N CREEC Years Kindy-12 program summary table.pdf421.06 KB

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Excursions at Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk

pdfNearer to Nature Schools Tree Top Walk 20193.12 MB


To book Nearer to Nature Tree Top Walk email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Essential information for teachers:

Risk management information for excursion venues

Emergency response plans

The Centres have an Emergency Response and Fire Evacuation Plan. Our Nearer to Nature Officers, in collaboration with other delegated departmental staff are responsible for implementing the plan. In the event that an evacuation is required all school staff, students and assistants must take directions from our Nearer to Nature Officers. They can be recognised by their uniform.

All Nearer to Nature officers carry either a hand-held VHF radio or a mobile phone for emergency contact.

The Nearer to Nature Coordinators of the Centres have records of when and where all activities are taking place. Student and adult numbers are recorded at the Centre prior to departure for activities in the forest.

Activity details


Excursions, unless otherwise indicated, run for four hours (from 10am to 2pm) including breaks for morning tea and lunch.


Costs vary according to excursion and venue, see the relevant brochure above for the costs of your chosen program. All prices include 10% GST.

As all programs and activities are curriculum linked the GST component can be reclaimed.

The minimum payment is for 20 students; except for Nearer to Nature South West excursions, where there are no set minimum numbers. Your school will be invoiced after the excursion, with the final cost determined by the actual number of students attending.

Cheques are payable to: Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Our ABN is: 38 052 249 024


A confirmation letter will be forwarded to you on finalizing your booking. We request that you reconfirm one week prior to your excursion.


Please confirm any cancellation in writing at least one week Before your visit, otherwise we request a cancellation fee.

Parks and Wildlife Service reserve the right to cancel excursions at short notice in the event of adverse environmental conditions.

Overseas and interstate bookings

Separate charges may apply for overseas and interstate students.

Please contact us for more information.

More information 

Curriculum documents

Contact details for excursion bookings

Professional associations




Nearer to Nature Schools receives sponsorship from a number of organisations to assist in the delivery of high quality environmental education to school groups.

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