School excursionSpecial Offer
Venture to the falls at Dorrigo
Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Geography, Dorrigo National Park
Venture to the falls with your NPWS guide on this Stage 3 (Years 5-6) geography excursion in Dorrigo National Park. Together we’ll explore the important geographical concepts of place, environment, interconnection and sustainability.
Read more about Venture to the falls at Dorrigo
Starting at the spectacular canopy-top Skywalk lookout, students will gain an appreciation of the geological landforms of the Great Eastern Escarpment. We’ll sight the Ebor volcano before delving deep into the World-Heritage-listed Dorrigo rainforest.
Here we’ll use fieldwork techniques to observe how plants and animals have evolved curious and wonderful strategies to maximise their survival. Making our way to Crystal Shower Falls we’ll stop at various observation points for exploration and discussion.
Students will learn about the Gumbaynggirr People, the traditional custodians of this land. We’ll discuss how they live and interact with their Country now and over millenia. We’ll explore the changing human values and management practices affecting the rainforest over time.
This excursion is designed to support the K-10 geography 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)|
|Key learning area||Geography|
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
$275 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 2309
- 02 6657 2145
- 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.