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Rainforest interactions

Stage 6 (Years 11-12), Geography, Budderoo National Park


School excursions in NSW national parks

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Rainforest interactions is a Stage 6 (Years 11-12) school excursion in Budderoo National Park which focuses on geography as a KLA. You'll undertake a geographical investigation of biophysical processes and their interactions at Minnamurra Rainforest. Students learn how an understanding of these factors is needed for sustainable management.

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Geography: Biophysical interactions.

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

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

P2. Describes the interactions between the four components which define the biophysical environment.

P3. Explains how a specific environment functions in terms of biophysical factors.

P9. Uses maps, graphs and statistics, photographs and fieldwork to conduct geographical inquiries.


Students will:

  • Observe and identify unique features of the rainforest, through guided exploration
  • Identify biophysical processes and their interactions at Minnamurra Rainforest
  • Use field techniques to measure and collect biophysical data
  • Describe the geographical processes that form and transform the rainforest
  • Explain how current management strategies are contributing to the sustainable use of the rainforest.

Excursion details


Weekdays during school terms. Different length programs are available on consultation.

Guided. Available on request.
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Budderoo National Park
2-5 hr
Easy. Fieldwork beside river along the rainforest path.

From $500 per group for up to 25 students, $20 per student (includes GST)

Meeting point
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre.
Yes. Worksheet masters, pre-activity and post-activity resources. 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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