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Minnamurra Rainforest - an Ecosystem at Risk

Stage 6 (Years 11-12), Geography, 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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Conduct a geographical investigation of Minnamurra Rainforest, a case study of an ecosystem at risk. Exploring its functioning, management and protection.

HSC Geography: Ecosystems at Risk.

Read more about Minnamurra Rainforest - an Ecosystem at Risk

This location offers visitors a rare opportunity to view rainforest that once covered vast areas of the Illawarra region. Minnamurra Rainforest is particularly special because of its diversity of rainforests types, and the range of wildlife that exists within a relatively small area.

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

Stage Stage 6 (Years 11-12)
Learning area Geography

Students will:

  • identify the key features of the rainforest as an ecosystem at risk
  • explore the geographical processes that form and transform the rainforest
  • gain an understanding of the vulnerability of this ecosystem to natural stress and to external and internal human impacts
  • explain the factors that place this ecosystem at risk
  • recognise the importance of protecting and managing this ecosystem
  • identify current management strategies and explain how these contribute to ecological sustainability.

Excursion details

1 hr 45 min, includes a presentation, guided walk of the Rainforest Loop walk.
Guided. Available on request. Available on request with prior notification and subject to staff availability.
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Budderoo National Park
Easy. Presentation and guided walk through the rainforest
Meeting point
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre.
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 only in the Minnamurra Rainforest area. Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

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