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Wildlife & Wilderness

You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful part of the world for students to learn about our precious ecosystem. We offer a range of outdoor education experiences that teach students on school camps about our nature and wildlife. Without leaving the site, students can learn survival skills like how to a lean-to in Man vs Wild or discover the wonders of snakes with Reptile World. Offsite, they can learn about the effects of humans on our ecosystem with a National Parks Ranger, discover shore birds, try bush tucker or watch the whale migration.

Onsite Activities

Man Vs Wild

In the wilds surrounding our 30-acre property, students learn about the great outdoors and how to survive in the bush. Skills include fire lighting, lean-too building and more.

Reptile World

Steve McEwan from Reptile World brings some of his reptilian friends along for a fun and fascinating session on reptiles and natural history.

Nature Walk

You can become one with nature whilst learning about some of Australia’s amazing creatures. You’ll see and experience a wealth of things within the bounds of our 30 acre property. This activity can be done during the day or at night with head torches and is ideal for the budget conscious.

Offsite Activities

Botanical Gardens

The North Coast Regional Botanic Garden sprawls over 20 hectares and is bounded on three sides by Coffs Creek. A representative from the Botanical Garden Society will guide students through the Mangrove, Paperbark or Rainforest Boardwalks. Learn about the plants that were important to the native Gumbaynggirr people on the Garlambirla Creek Walk. Entry is free.

Whale Watching

The migrating Humpback Whales play in the shallow waters off the Coffs Harbour coastline on their travels north and against as they return south with their calves. This makes for continuous whale watching opportunities from early June to late October.

WilderQuest Wild Tracker

Join a National Parks Ranger on a WilderQuest excursion exploring the flooded gums and blue quandongs in the reserve at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area. Students engage with the local environment and learn about life cycles and species interdependence.

WilderQuest Wild Things

Join a National Parks Ranger on a WilderQuest excursion in the World Heritage listed rainforests of Dorrigo National Park.  Students engage with the plants and animals in the park and learn about the role played by NSW National Parks staff in protecting the environment.

Ecosystems at Risk

A National Parks Ranger leads this excursion in Dorrigo National Park. Students observe a highly diverse rainforest ecosystem and learn about the effects of human impacts and contemporary management practices.

Muttonbirds by Moonlight

A National Parks Ranger leads a guided walk across Muttonbird Island as evening falls. This is a unique opportunity to witness the daily return of thousands of wedge-tail shearwaters (muttonbirds) to their nesting burrows, where hungry partners and chicks await.

Muttonbird Island: Rookery Roundabout

A National Parks Ranger leads a guided tour of Muttonbird Island where students learn about the role of the reserve in protecting a breeding rookery for the wedge-tail shearwater (muttonbird). Seasonal availability.

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.

Venture to the Falls

Venture into Dorrigo National Park with a National Parks Ranger as your guide. Starting with the spectacular Skywalk over the rainforest canopy, students go on to explore this subtropical rainforest on a graded downhill wall to the suspension bridge at Crystal Shower Falls.

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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.

Michelle

Our daughter stayed this week with her school and just LOVED everything!!!!!

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