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Sensing the rainforest

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), Geography, Iluka Nature Reserve


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Sensing the Rainforest is a Stage 2 (Years 3–4) school excursion in Iluka Nature Reserve, focusing on Geography. Students examine features and characteristics of places and environments through guided, sensory activities and nature observation in the rainforest environment.

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Join us and explore the rainforest in this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) geography excursion in Iluka Nature Reserve. 

Through guided, sensory activities such as silent sit spots, blindfolded games and nature observation, students examine features and characteristics of a coastal rainforest environment.

Students examine differing perceptions about the management of places and environments through a lens of current National Park and Wildlife Service Management and discuss the way people, place and environments interact in Iluka Nature Reserve.

Students acquire and communicate geographical information using a map to identify location, direction, distance, map, references, spatial distributions and patterns.

This excursion is designed to support the geography K-10 syllabus topic The Earths Environment.

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

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


Students will:

  • visit a rich natural environment
  • experience the World Heritage rainforests of Iluka Nature Reserve
  • engage with the environment using all their senses
  • practice care and trust in team activities.

Excursion details

Weekdays during school terms
Easy. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels.
$260 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups with more than 30 students, conditions apply.
Meeting point
Long Street carpark, at the south end of Iluka Nature Reserve.
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