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Exploring the rainforest: Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), Geography, Budderoo National Park


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Join us as we explore the natural and human features of the rainforest on this Stage 1 (Years 1-2) geography excursion at Minnamurra Rainforest. Students will go on a rainforest walk and reflect on how people care for this place.

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Students will experience the wonders of the rainforest on a guided rainforest walk in Budderoo National Park. They'll complete sensory activities that allow them to connect with and investigate the environment. Students will develop mapping skills by creating symbols for natural features and a nature map using natural materials.

This excursion has been designed to support the K-10 Features of Places geography syllabus.

For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers

Stage Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Learning area Geography
Student outcomes

GE1-1. Describes features of places and the connections people have with places

GE1-2. Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places

GE1-3. Communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry


Students will:

  • Take a guided walk through a rainforest
  • Observe and identify some of the plants and animals living in the rainforest and the relationships between them
  • Compare human and natural features
  • Discuss the weather and seasons and how they affect places and activities
  • Investigate the activities that take place in the park
  • Discover who looks after the rainforest

Key inquiry questions:

  • How can we care for the rainforest?
  • How do people use Minnamurra Rainforest?
  • What are the natural features of Minnamurra Rainforest?
  • What makes Minnamurra Rainforest special?

Excursion details


Weekdays during school terms.

Guided. Available on request.
2hrs 30min
Easy. Classroom presentation and guided walk through the rainforest.

Minimum $350 per group for up to 25 students, $14 per student (includes GST)

No wheelchair access
Meeting point
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
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Park info

  • in Budderoo National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Budderoo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. The park gates at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre open at 9am and close at 5pm every day.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day only in the Minnamurra Rainforest area. Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

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