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Bush tucker. Photo: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust/Jaime Plaza

Bush tucker in Bongil Bongil National Park

Share the bush secrets of the traditional Gumbaynggirr People in Bush tucker – a Stage 3 (Years 5-6) excursion in Bongil Bongil National Park. Aboriginal guides will reveal their special connection to Country and their secrets for health, wellness and survival.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Learning area
Geography
Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/bongil-bongil-national-park">Bongil Bongil National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/north-coast">North Coast</a> in North Coast
A ranger speaking to students on a Venture to the falls school excursion. Photo: And the Trees Photography &copy; 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
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/dorrigo-national-park">Dorrigo National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/north-coast">North Coast</a> in North Coast
Aboriginal ranger, Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Photo: Rob Cleary/Seen Australia

Giidany Miirlarl: A special site

Join your Aboriginal guide on Muttonbird Island for Giidany Miirlarl, a Stage 3 (Years 5-6) science excursion. Students will discover the cultural significance of this special place, meaning ‘moon sacred place’ in local Gumbaynggirr language.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Learning area
Science and Technology
Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/muttonbird-island-nature-reserve">Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/north-coast">North Coast</a> in North Coast
People on the New England Wilderness Walk, New England National Park. Photo: Barbara Webster

Journey to an ancient world

Journey to an ancient world is a school excursion in New England National Park for Stage 4 (Years 7-8) students focusing on geography as a KLA. Journey back in time to the ancient rainforests of the Gondwana super-continent.

Stage
Stage 4 (Years 7-8)
Learning area
Geography
When

By arrangement.

Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/new-england-national-park">New England National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/north-coast">North Coast</a>, <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/country-nsw">Country NSW</a> in North Coast, Country NSW
A ranger illuminated by torchlight on a Muttonbirds by moonlight school excursion at Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Photo: And the Trees Photography &copy; 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
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/muttonbird-island-nature-reserve">Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/north-coast">North Coast</a> in North Coast
Students running down a hill on The rookery roundabout school excursion on Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Photo: And the Trees Photography &copy; DPIE

The rookery roundabout at Muttonbird Island

Explore Muttonbird Island on The rookery roundabout, a Stage 1 (Years 1-2) science and technology excursion. Students will see an active nesting rookery for thousands of wedge-tailed shearwaters (muttonbirds) and learn about their fascinating lifecycle. 

Stage
Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Learning area
Science and Technology
When

By arrangement.

Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/muttonbird-island-nature-reserve">Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/north-coast">North Coast</a> in North Coast
Students using touch to discover the trees of the rainforest on a Sensing the rainforest school excursion in Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Remy Brand &copy; DPIE

Sensing the rainforest at Dorrigo National Park

Join us and explore the rainforest in this Stage 3 (Years 5-6) geography excursion in Dorrigo National Park. Students will examine the wonders of the Gondwana Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.

Stage
Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Learning area
Geography
Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/dorrigo-national-park">Dorrigo National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/north-coast">North Coast</a> in North Coast
Bush tucker. Photo: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust/Jaime Plaza

Bush tucker

Bush tucker is a school excursion in Bongil Bongil National Park for Stage 5 (Years 9-10) students focusing on geography as a KLA. Join our Aboriginal Discovery rangers for an easy stroll along the forested banks of Bonville Creek to investigate the rich diversity of plants and animals in the park.

Stage
Stage 5 (Years 9-10)
Learning area
Geography
Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/bongil-bongil-national-park">Bongil Bongil National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/north-coast">North Coast</a> in North Coast