School excursionSpecial Offer
Exploring the rainforest
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Booti Booti National Park
School excursions in NSW national parks
We are currently taking bookings for school excursions. Not all excursions are being delivered as per the usual program due to rules outlined by NSW Health. Alternative learning options with NPWS include online digital resources or incursions delivered at your school. Please contact your National Parks education contact or the relevant local park office for more information.
Explore the diverse rainforest environment of Booti Booti National Park on a geography school excursion for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) students. You’ll go on a guided rainforest walk, collect field data and participate in a bug survey.
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Students will be guided through the park and introduced to different coastal and rainforest ecosystems. They’ll discover what a rainforest is, determine why they’re such special places and how we can conserve them.
As they explore, students will identify sustainable practices while considering the significance of the rainforest. They’ll take part in activities along the way including rainforest art, data collection, bug survey, nature observation and sensory awareness.
Starting from The Ruins campground, students will venture out to stunning Seven Mile Beach before taking a short walk south to Booti Hill. During winter, they may be lucky enough to see whales as they ascend through twisted eucalyptus. Students can take in the view before heading off to investigate the unique rainforest area.
As they explore, students will uncover the mysterious wildlife that call this special place home, including brush-tailed possums and white-bellied sea eagles.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 2 (Years 3-4)|
GE2-1. Examines features and characteristics of places and environments
GE2-2. Describes the ways people, places and environments interact
GE2-3. Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
GE2-4. Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
Key inquiry questions:
Weekdays during school terms.
- Guided. Available on request.
- Booti Booti National Park
- Medium. Guided tour and activities along an unsealed walking path including sand, grassed area and stairs.
$380 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
- Meeting point
- The Ruins campground carpark
- 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.
- School excursion inquiries - Newcastle Hunter
- 02 4927 3267
- 02 4946 4150
- Hunter Wetland Centre, Sandgate Road, Shortland NSW
- in Booti Booti National Park in the North Coast region
Booti Booti National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centre, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.Buy annual pass