Dorrigo Kids’ Nature Play: 5 to 12 years

  • $10

Looking for something for the kids to do these school holidays?

Join us for a fun tour in Dorrigo National Park, near Coffs Harbour. Kids aged 5 to 12 years can reconnect with nature through play. Bring the kids to enjoy a 1.5 hour ranger-guided tour of seasonally varied discovery, learning and play in the World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest at Dorrigo National Park.

Parents or carers are welcome to join in, or take some time for yourself in the rainforest. Explore an exhibition in the Rainforest Centre, enjoy an uninterrupted cuppa in the cafe, or browse in the shop.

This activity includes:
– fun nature games
– guided sensory rainforest exploration
– learning and hands-on activities.
All materials are provided and may include viewing pots, magnifying glasses, binoculars, reference books, drawing materials and modelling clay.

The theme of the day can be:
– exploring the hidden world of fungi
– discovering the secret lives of reptiles
– finding and identifying insects
– or learning the language of birds.

This tour encourages kids to be curious and to care more about our environment.

Kids should wear clothes that are sun-safe and okay to get dirty. We recommend long pants, long-sleeved tops to prevent bites and scratches, and sturdy enclosed shoes. Kids should also bring a raincoat, hat and sunscreen.

When: Wednesday 17 January and 24 January 2024, 10am to 11.30am.
Where: Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dorrigo National Park
Age: Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years (adults not required to attend). Children under 5 are welcome with an attending parent or carer.
Price: $10 per child (accompanying adults free)
Meeting point: Meet by the 2 giant leech installations at the entrance to the Rainforest Centre. Activities take place in the Pademelon picnic area and adjacent forest areas.
What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, drinking water, snacks, raincoat

Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online. It’s best to book ahead to secure your ticket, but you can book at the Rainforest Centre Information desk on the day.

Please note: These tours run in all weather. The rainforest is the place to be in the rain, so come prepared.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info at

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.