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Bush tucker

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Bongil Bongil National Park


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Bush tucker in Bongil Bongil National Park is a school excursion for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) students with a focus on Geography and History. 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.

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By examining the features and characteristics of this estuarine environment, students will learn about the fascinating bush tucker and useful natural medicines that have made the places at Bongil Bongil National Park a significant resource for local Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal People. Students will learn about the cultural practices of 'Caring for Country' and how this has changed over time in this place.

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Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Learning area Geography
Student outcomes

GE2-1. Examines features and characteristics of places and environments

GE2-2. Describes the ways people, places and environments interact

HT2-2. Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

HT2-3. Describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects


Students will:

  • Be welcomed to Country in language
  • Explore the diversity of plants and animals of this estuarine environment with an Aboriginal guide
  • Learn about how this place has been used traditionally for food, medicine and tools
  • Understand how the use of this area has changed over time.

Excursion details

Guided. Available on request.

$305 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. Maximum 2 groups.

Meeting point
Bongil Bongil picnic area, 15 minutes south of Coffs Harbour via Williams Road.
If you would like to organise a NPWS school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
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