Stage 5 (Years 9-10), Geography, Bongil Bongil National Park
Bush tucker is a school excursion in Bongil Bongil National Park for Stage 5 (Years 9-10) students focusing on geography as a KLA. Join our Aboriginal Discovery rangers for an easy stroll along the forested banks of Bonville Creek to investigate the rich diversity of plants and animals in the park.
Read more about Bush tucker
Learn about the fascinating bush tucker and useful natural medicines that have made the estuarine environments of Bongil Bongil National Park a significant resource for local Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal people. Students will also learn about the cultural practices of 'Caring for Country'.
Geography: Issues in Australian Environments
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
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- Guided. Available on request.
- Bongil Bongil National Park
$275 per group (includes GST). Maximum 30 students per group. Maximum 2 groups.
- Meeting point
- Bongil Bongil picnic area, 15 minutes south of Coffs Harbour via Williams 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.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/stage-5-geography-bush-tucker-bongil-bongil-national-park/local-alerts
- School excursion inquiries - North Coast
- 02 6657 5935
- in Bongil Bongil National Park in the North Coast region
Bongil Bongil National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Info for teachers
All the practical information you need to know about Bush tucker.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
What to bring
Please wear fully enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, wet weather gear, and lunch which should be low waste with a refillable water bottle. Students should bring gear in a backpack or similar (not plastic bags).
Maps and downloads
Risk assessment and risk benefits
Our rangers and guides have the technical skill and experience to assess the risks and the benefits of a variety of activities delivered as part of our learning programs.
We believe in including opportunities that allow students to learn and experience for themselves through exploration in the natural environment.
Please make your own risk assessment based on the information provided. Detailed potential risks and controls are provided for the site to assist teachers in risk management planning. Teachers and carers should be aware of, and consider the needs, abilities and medical conditions of students when visiting this site. The supervision of students remains the responsibility of the teacher. The school must ensure an adequate number of adult supervisors are present.
Disability access level - easy
Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so that we can plan accordingly.