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Sensing the rainforest

Stage 3 (Years 5-6), HSIE, Iluka Nature Reserve


School excursions in NSW national parks

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Sensing the Rainforest is a school excursion in Iluka Nature Reserve for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) students focusing on HSIE Geography outcomes. Ranger-guided activities encourage students to experience the rainforest environment through their senses.

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Students will investigate Iluka Nature Reserve as a local land use case study. This excursion can support their study of the 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)
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:

  • 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.
Iluka Nature Reserve in North Coast
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
Meet at Long Street carpark, at the south end of Iluka Nature Reserve.
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