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Investigating rainforests at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

Stage 3 (Years 5-6), HSIE, Budderoo 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.

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Investigating rainforests is a school excursion in Budderoo National Park for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students focusing on HSIE. Experience a true rainforest with buttressed trees, strangler figs, hanging vines, epiphytic orchids and ferns and learn about the animals and other living things that depend on the forest.

Read more about Investigating rainforests at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

Explore and investigate what makes a rainforest special and the connections to other rainforest, environments and people.

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

Stage Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

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


Students will:

  • Take a guided walk through a rainforest
  • Reflect on what a rainforest is
  • Collect information for geographical enquiry about the rainforest
  • Observe and identify some of the plants and animals living in the rainforest, and the relationships between them
  • Discuss the benefits of preserving the rainforest
  • Observe human impact on the rainforest, and how this can be managed

Excursion details


Weekdays during school terms.

Guided. Available on request.
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Budderoo National Park
1hr 45min
Easy. Classroom presentation and guided walk through the rainforest.

Minimum $300 per group for up to 25 students, $12 per student (includes GST)

Meeting point
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre.
Yes. Worksheet masters, pre and post-activity resources, and additional references will be provided on booking.
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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 only in the Minnamurra Rainforest area. Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

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