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Issues in Australian rainforests- Minnamurra

Stage 5 (Years 9-10), Geography, Budderoo National Park


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Issues in Australian rainforests is a school excursion for Stage 5 (Years 9-10) students in Budderoo National Park focusing on geography. Students will investigate a range of geographical issues relating to Minnamurra Rainforest, such as land and water management, biodiversity and tourism; and explore how these issues are managed.

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

Stage Stage 5 (Years 9-10)
Key learning area Geography
Student outcomes

GE5-2. Explains processes and influences that form and transform places and environments

GE5-4. Accounts for perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues

GE5-5. Assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability

GE5-7. Acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using appropriate and relevant geographical tools for inquiry


Students will:

  • Take a guided walk through the rainforest
  • Collect and record geographical data from the rainforest, using a variety of techniques
  • Identify a range of geographical issues relating to the rainforest, including land and water management, biodiversity and tourism
  • Explain the interaction of the physical and human elements of the rainforest
  • Understand why and how rainforest issues are managed
  • Recognise the responsibility of government to manage the rainforest

Excursion details


Weekdays during school terms.

Guided. Available on request.
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Budderoo National Park
1hr 45min
Easy. 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, Budderoo National Park.
Yes. Worksheet masters, pre and post-activity resources, and additional references will be provided on booking.
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.
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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 (Minnamurra Rainforest area only). Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

    Buy annual pass
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Minnamurra Rainforest, Budderoo National Park. Photo: David Finnegan