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Exploring the rainforest

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


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Explore the rainforest of Booti Booti National Park on Exploring the Rainforest Geography excursion.  Stage 2 (Years 3-4) will discover the characteristics and features of this rainforest by the sea.

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Students will be guided through the park and introduced to a coastal rainforest ecosystem. They’ll discover what a rainforest is, determine why they’re such special places and how we can conserve them.

Starting from The Ruins campground, students will venture out to stunning Seven Mile Beach before taking a short walk south to Booti Hill. As students ascend through the twisted eucalyptus, they can take in the magnificent coastal view. During winter, they might even spot a whale.

To explore the rainforest, students will take part in hands on activities including rainforest art, data collection, bug survey, nature observation and sensory awareness. Through these activities they will examine the features of a rainforest, learn the different species interactions that occur in this unique ecosystem and ways in which this place has and is being looked after.

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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

GE2-3. Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments

GE2-4. Acquires and communicates geographical information using 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
  • Identify sustainable practices
  • Investigate the way people value national parks
  • Discuss who organises and manages places like Booti Booti National Park and why national parks are so important
  • Observe the human impact on the rainforest and how this can be managed.

Excursion details


Weekdays during school terms.

Guided. Available on request.
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
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Park info

  • 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, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.

    Buy annual pass
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