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North Coast school excursions

Transform student learning with syllabus-aligned, immersive educational experiences on the NSW Central Coast and North Coast. Treat your students to a ranger-guided journey through the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest in Dorrigo National Park. Or discover Cape Byron State Conservation Area in Byron Bay. Students explore the lighthouse, learn about whales and how this special place is protected.

NSW National Parks Aboriginal rangers can also interpret these ancient lands to help students understand about caring for Country.

Dorrigo Skywalk, Dorrigo National Park, 2019. Photo: Dan Parsons c/- Caravel © DPIE

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A ranger speaking to students on a Venture to the falls school excursion. Photo: And the Trees Photography © DPIE

Venture to the falls

Venture to the falls is a school excursion in Dorrigo National Park for Stage 4 (Years 7-8) students focusing on geography as a KLA. Starting at the spectacular Skywalk over the canopy, this activity explores subtropical rainforest on a graded downhill walk to the suspension bridge at Crystal Shower Falls.

Stage
Stage 4 (Years 7-8)
Learning area
Geography
Where
Dorrigo National Park in North Coast
A ranger illuminated by torchlight on a Muttonbirds by moonlight school excursion at Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Photo: And the Trees Photography © DPIE

Muttonbirds by moonlight

Muttonbirds by moonlight is a Stage 6 (Years 11-12) school excursion at Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, which covers geography as a KLA. Experience a guided walk across the island as evening falls, to observe the daily return of thousands of wedge-tail shearwaters (muttonbirds) to their nesting burrows, where hungry partners or chicks await.

Stage
Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
Learning area
Geography
When

By arrangement. Only available between August and April when the shearwaters are present on the island.

Where
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve in North Coast
Rainforest setting. Photo:Rob Cleary