Culture & Community

The Coffs Coast is Gumbaynggir country and we offer plenty of opportunities for students to learn about the ancient culture of this land during their school camp. Listen to Dreamtime Stories or our local Bush Balladeer around the campfire. Explore Aboriginal story and artworks on the Sealy Lookout walk. Learn about Aboriginal heritage or our local rainforests with an Aboriginal National Parks Ranger.

Below you’ll find a wide variety of traditional Australian and Aboriginal cultural programs and experiences to choose from.

Onsite Activities

Campfire with Bush Balladeer

What better way to learn and experience Australian culture and history than with the songs of a bush balladeer? Our bush balladeer brings along his acoustic guitar, stompbox, harmonica and distinctly Australian sense of humour for a fun evening by the campfire.

Campfire with Dreamtime Stories

Let students discover a different kind of history. Our Gumbaynggirr elders will tell the dreamtime stories of this region. Learn about the cycles of creation and the connection all living things have to one another and to the earth.

Welcome to Country

Welcome to Country shows respect for the traditional custodians of a particular area – in the case of the Coffs Coast this is the Gumbaynggirr people.  A Gumbaynggirr elder can be present to welcome your class to our very special region.

Offsite Activities

Aboriginal Heritage Tour

Join the Discovery Rangers on an exploration of Aboriginal history, heritage and stories. Visit the ancient fish traps and Arrawarra Headland and discover the earliest history of this region.

Aboriginal SUP

Aboriginal SUP Bush Tucker Tour

Wajanna Yaam Adventure Tours takes students on a 2.5 hour adventure paddle in Coffs Harbour’s Solitary Islands Marine Park. Connect to the land and to the sea through stories and language. Collect and taste seasonal bush tucker. No previous SUP experience required.

Bongil Bongil Bush Tucker Tour

Join a National Parks Aboriginal Discovery Ranger for an easy stroll along Bonville Creek to investigate the rich diversity of plants and animals in the park.

Korora Lookout

Giingan Gumbaynggirr Cultural Experience: Korora Lookout

Wajanna Yaam Adventure Tours leads an exploration of the 400m walking track to Korora Lookout. Developed as a collaboration between Gumbaynggirr Elders, local artists and designers this series of public art sculptures shares a local story that has been passed down through generations of people using these forests.

Muttonbird Island: Giidany Miirlarl

The National Parks Aboriginal Discovery Ranger leads students on a tour of Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Students discover the cultural significance of Giidany Miirlarl (moon sacred place) the Gumbaynggirr People, as well as the fascinating life cycle of the wedge-tailed shearwaters (muttonbirds).

Sensing the Rainforest

A National Parks Ranger leads this excursion in Dorrigo National Park. Students explore the wonders of the rainforest: observing, listening, touching, smelling and searching to discover the wonders of this special environment.

World of Bananas Theatre and Plantation Tour

Step back in time via the spectacular multi-media experience where you will unlock the secrets of the banana. Take the tour and see the inner sanctum of a working banana plantation.

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