School excursions on the NSW North Coast
The NSW North Coast is a place of exceptional beauty and diverse environments. Stretching from Newcastle to Byron Bay, there’s plenty for students to see and do in the national parks in this area.
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What’s on offer on the NSW North Coast
Schools will be spoilt for choice when exploring North Coast national parks in NSW. There are spectacular walking tracks to discover, top spots to study whales and other marine life, and World Heritage-listed sites to visit, like the ancient Gondwana rainforest at Dorrigo National Park. The NSW North Coast also houses a rich heritage of Aboriginal culture and remnants of early European settlement, a must-see for students visiting the national parks in this area.
Highlights for schools
- Journey back in time to the 1870s where gold was discovered near Copeland Tops State Conservation Area.
- Explore the culturally significant Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve with a local Elder of the Gumbaynggirr People.
- Investigate European cultural heritage and hear stories of prisoners’ crimes and punishment at Trial Bay Gaol in Arakoon National Park.
- Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest at Dorrigo National Park.
- Learn about whale ecology in the award-winning education programs at Cape Byron State Conservation Area.
- Go on a WilderQuest excursion to Dorrigo National Park, Sherwood Nature Reserve and Glenrock State Conservation Area, where students have an immersive nature experience.