Degree of difficulty
- Mobile phone reception is available around the centre and along Bungoona Path, with variable strength and quality
- A landline phone is available at the Environmental Education Centre
The Bungoona Path starts across the carpark from the environmental education centre. The area has a variety of environments, including eucalypt woodland. Activities generally begin at or near the environmental education centre.
The path is concrete and wheelchair accessible. It is an easy 0.5 km walk to the lookout; a 1 km return walk.
Students are in close proximity to plants, rocks and a cliff. It is recommended that sturdy footwear, wind/rain proof jackets be carried. Sun safety practices should be encouraged, especially in summer.
The greatest hazard at this site is a steep cliff at the Bungoona Lookout (fenced). Extra vigilance and supervision is required at the lookout to ensure students do not climb or go around any fences or guard rails.
Other risks include loose edges/uneven surfaces, collision with cyclists (especially if accessing the adjacent Florence Parade), access via the carpark, tree fall in high winds and snake bite. Large goannas may be active in area, especially in spring. It is important not to crowd or surround goannas, and allow them access to trees, due to their sharp claws. It is important that students keep to tracks. Vigilance is required from all participants.
The group is very likely to encounter members of the public. The path is shared by other bushwalkers and joggers. Cyclists occasionally access the Bungoona Path. Supervising teachers need to be aware of where students are at all times. Child protection measures and supervision will be required when students access public toilets.
Once your booking is confirmed, we will email you a draft risk assessment and management plan to use in the preparation of your own plan. This plan details risks on excursion and controls to minimise them on the day.