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Culture & Community

The Coffs Coast is Gumbaynggir country and we offer plenty of opportunities to learn about the ancient culture of this land. 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.

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? Errol Gray 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 Gumbaynggir 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 Gumbaynggir people.  A Gumbaynggir elder can be present to welcome your class to our very special region.

Offsite Activities

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.

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 Gumbaynggir People, as well as the fascinating life cycle of the wedge-tailed shearwaters (muttonbirds).

Giingan Gumbaynggir Cultural Experience: Korora Lookout

Wajanna Yaam Adventure Tours leads an exploration of the 400m walking track to Korora Lookout. Developed as a collaboration between Gumbaynggir 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.

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 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.

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.


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226 Bonville Station Rd, Bonville NSW
02 6653 5311

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I recently had the pleasure to attend the Coffs Adventure Centre with my school for a few days.  I came as an assistant but personally had the most rewarding few days.  I tried things I never would have, stepped out of my comfort zone and achieved things I didn’t think were possible.  By doing this it encouraged the children to push themselves that little bit further and I got the privilege to witness the children I didn’t think would involve themselves in activities just shine. To see them so happy and working as a team was also very rewarding.  The staff were all so fantastic and enthusiastic which also made our stay that much more enjoyable.  Thank you for the experience.


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