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Protecting a rainforest environment - Minnamurra

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Budderoo National Park


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Protecting a rainforest environment – Minnamurra is a Stage 2 (Years 3–4) school excursion in Budderoo National Park, focusing on HSIE Geography outcomes. Students experience the wonders of the rainforest, use maps and collect fieldwork data.

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This excursion in Minnamurra Rainforest supports the study of The Earths’ Environment and Places are Similar and Different. This time spent in nature and learning outdoors gives primary school students a rich, immersive and positive experience. It develops students' skills and creates lifelong connections and memories for them.

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

Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Key learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

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

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

GE2-4. Acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry


Students will:

  • Investigate Minnamurra Rainforest’s vegetation and animal habitats
  • Discover ways Minnamurra Rainforest supports the lives of living things
  • Experience the wonders of the rainforest through sensory activities
  • Examine the features of Minnamurra Rainforest
  • Encounter some of the animals that live at Minnamurra Rainforest
  • Consider the value of Minnamurra Rainforest and how we can sustainably protect it in the future.

Excursion details


Week days during school terms

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Budderoo National Park
2hrs 30min
Easy. Students progress along a path and board walk. Activities are along the walk, in picnic areas and the edges of the forest.
Minimum $300 per group for up to 25 students, $12 per student (includes GST)
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 (Minnamurra Rainforest area only). Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

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