School excursionSpecial Offer
Sensing the rainforest at Dorrigo National Park
Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Geography, Dorrigo 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.
Join us and explore the rainforest in this Stage 3 (Years 5-6) geography excursion in Dorrigo National Park. Students will examine the wonders of the Gondwana Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.
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Through guided, sensory activities such as silent sit spots, blindfolded games and nature observation, students become immersed in the rainforest.
Geographical concepts of place, space, environment and interconnection are explored, and fieldwork observation is put into practice.
Through fun activities, students will connect deeply with their environment and learn of its significance within a broad geographical context.
This excursion is designed to support the geography K-10 syllabus topic – Factors that Shape Places.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 3 (Years 5-6)|
GE3-1. Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments
GE3-2. Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments
GE3-3. Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments
GE3-4. Acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
- Guided. Available on request.
- Dorrigo National Park in North Coast
$260 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. For groups over 30 conditions apply.
- No wheelchair access
- Meeting point
- Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, via Waterfall Way and Dome 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.
- School excursion inquiries - North Coast
- 02 6657 5935
- in Dorrigo National Park in the North Coast region
Dorrigo National Park is open daily (except Christmas Day) 9am to 4.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.