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South Coast school excursions

Immerse students in the magic of Minnamurra Rainforest in Budderoo National Park. Navigating elevated walkways, students learn directly from NPWS rangers at these award-winning facilities. This helps them build lifelong connections with nature.

Or plan a syllabus-aligned excursion to Ben Boyd National Park. Students can research the whaling industry and discover the culture of Koori Aboriginal people. Students love hearing tales of cooperation between man and mammal and learning about the area’s traditional custodians.

Boardwalk, Minnamurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan © DPIE

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Rainforest seeds and fruits. Photo: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust/Simone Cottrell

Investigating rainforests at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

Investigating rainforests is a school excursion in Budderoo National Park for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students focusing on HSIE. Experience a true rainforest with buttressed trees, strangler figs, hanging vines, epiphytic orchids and ferns and learn about the animals and other living things that depend on the forest.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Learning area
HSIE
When

Weekdays during school terms.

Where
Budderoo National Park in South Coast, Country NSW
Exploring Minnamurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Rainforest interactions

Rainforest interactions is a Stage 6 (Years 11-12) school excursion in Budderoo National Park which focuses on geography as a KLA. You'll undertake a geographical investigation of biophysical processes and their interactions at Minnamurra Rainforest. Students learn how an understanding of these factors is needed for sustainable management.

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

Weekdays during school terms. Different length programs are available on consultation.

Where
Budderoo National Park in South Coast, Country NSW
Rainforest loop walk, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Issues in Australian rainforests- Minnamurra

Issues in Australian rainforests is a school excursion for Stage 5 (Years 9-10) students in Budderoo National Park focusing on geography. Students will investigate a range of geographical issues relating to Minnamurra Rainforest, such as land and water management, biodiversity and tourism; and explore how these issues are managed.

Stage
Stage 5 (Years 9-10)
Learning area
Geography
When

Weekdays during school terms.

Where
Budderoo National Park in South Coast, Country NSW
Tree ferns near Nellies Glen picnic area, Budderoo National Park. Photo credit: Andrew Richards © Andrew Richards