The Minnamurra Rainforest

On Tuesday 19th February, Five White and Five Green went to the Minnamurra Rainforest as they are learning about rainforests this term. Minnamurra Rainforest is part of Budderoo National Park, located on the New South Wales South Coast. Year five left school at approximately 7:30am and arrived at approximately 9:15am. It was then time for recess and a presentation by a guide about interesting information about Minnamurra Rainforest and other rainforests around the world.

Five White and Five Green then split up as the guides took them on a tour of the rainforest. They pointed out interesting trees and plants and shared more of their valuable knowledge about the rainforest and the animals that live there. The guides then left year five to continue the walk to the amazing waterfall. Miss Azzopardi is really proud of Five White’s enthusiasm and motivation to get to the top! It was a very challenging and highly rewarding walk!

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Thank you to our lovely parent helpers – Sonya, Dolly and Alexandra. We really appreciate your support!

What was your favourite part of the excursion?

What did you learn about rainforests and/or the Minnamurra Rainforest?

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56 responses to “The Minnamurra Rainforest

  1. Alicia

    Dear: Five White & Miss.Azzopardi

    The part I liked the most was seeing one direction and waving to a plant that waves back at you. What I learnt about… back in the days people use to cut a tree called red gold and they took monthes to cut the tree, they left one at the Minnamurra rainforest.

    Sincerely,
    Alicia

    • Andrea

      Dear Alicia,

      I also liked seeing the one direction tree and that cool plant that waves to you. That plant was really friendly! I also learnt that people used to cut down those red gold trees Alicia! I really learnt a lot of things.

      KInd regards,
      Andrea

    • Isabella.n

      Dear Alicia,

      I liked seeing the one direction tree to and the really cool plant that waves back to you.I also learnt about the red Golden tree and how they cut them down. I also learnt about a sugar glider and how they can glide up to 50m in one glide and i think that is really impressive.

      Yours truly,
      Isabella.n

  2. Andrea

    Dear 5 White & Miss Azzopardi,

    Wow it was a great time at the rainforest i loved it! My favourite part was when we saw the waterful. It was beautiful! I learnt a lot about the rainforest, I learnt about the canopy, about the animals and much more. Wow the exursion to the rainforest really helped me learn about it!

    Kind regards,
    Andrea

    • Jennifer.A

      Dear Andrea,

      It was a great time at Minnamurra Rainforest and good girl it sounds like you learnt a lot of things. The rainforest did give us a lot of information.

      Sincerley
      Jennifer.A

    • Cecilia

      Dear Andrea,

      I loved going to the rainforest too! Well it’s pretty obvious the waterfall is the best part, it was really beautiful. I hope we can go to Minnamurra Rainforest again!

      With all good wishes,
      Cecilia

  3. Bella

    Dear Five White,

    We all had an amazing time at the Rainforest and I think we can all agree. My favourite time at the Rainforest was when we saw the waterfall, I was so jealous of all the little fish swimming! I also learnt a lot of things , like there was a tree that had big leaves that were the shape of a love heart and could give you a harmful sting! , I also learnt that there was a rock that had been here when the dinosaurs were alive!, plus many more things about animals, types of plants and tribes of people that lived in Rain forests all around the world . Can you name one or more of the animals of the Rainforest ?

    Yours truly,
    Bella

    • Jennifer.A

      Dear Bella,

      Looks like you learnt a lot of things and some animals in the rainforest are
      *Sugar glider
      *Snake

      Yours truly,
      Jennifer.A

    • Alicia

      Dear: Bella,

      The Minnamurra Rainforest was an amazing time. The killer tree looked nice but it is very harmful we were even standing on one when we were walking. Do you remember the fungi at the rainforest.
      Well a can name lots of animals in the rainforest:
      * Snake
      * Water Dragon Lizard
      * Suger Glider

      Your Sincerely,
      Alicia

    • Grace

      Dear Bella,
      Im pretty sure everybody had lots of fun and my favorite part was the waterfall to.
      sincerly,
      Grace

  4. Jennifer.A

    Dear Five White,

    We had a really fun time and the walk was really long but very fun.
    My favouritre part of the excursion was when the tour guide left us on the path and we had to walk to the waterfall and seeing the waterfall.
    I learnt it took a long time just to cut a tall tree and i heard the there is a new Karate kid in town , oh and One direction

    Sincerley,
    Jennifer.A

    • Andrea

      Dear Jennifer.a,

      Jennifer the path was a really long walk but it was worth it. We did see a lot of trees my favorite was the one direction tree.

      Kind regards,
      Andrea

    • josephine

      Dear Jennifer A,

      i had a great time aswell and it was sad to see the tour guide leave us.

      Yours Truly,
      Josephine

  5. Moufid

    Dear 5 white & mis azzopardi
    I really liked the exersion when we went to the rainforest,
    I learnt a lot of things like how far the sugar glider can glide and how people used to cut down red golden trees and how it took months to cut down.

    kind regards moufid

  6. Karen (Moufids' mum)

    Dear 5 White & Miss Azzopardi

    Wow it looks like your class had a wonderful day. I’m interested in taking my whole family there one day. Moufid had a great time but was so exhausted when he got back home. I loved looking at all the photos. I have never been to the Minnamurra Rainforest before but I learnt many things about it now by reading what each student wrote like about the one direction tree & about the plants that wave to you – very intersting.

    Kind regards,
    Karen
    (Moufids’ mum)

    • Jennifer.A

      Dear Karen,

      It sounds like Moufid told you everything about the excursion and we got to see many animals but it was very exhausting.It is nice you read our comments and i bet you will have a great time there if you go.

      Sincerley,
      Jennifer.A

  7. Brenda

    Dear five white and Miss Azzopardi,

    I loved the rainforest so much because we saw so much awsome plants like a plant that waves back to you, a plant they named after one direction and we saw a tree that a sugar glider glidded on it.

    sincerly,
    Brenda

    • Andrea

      Dear Brenda,

      Yes Brenda we got to see soo manny things! Too me it was like a adventure. I loved all the plants we saw they were so cool.

      Yours truly,
      Andrea

    • Jennifer.A

      Dear Brenda,

      I liked the plants that waved back at you and the one direction tree.

      Sincerley,
      Jennifer.A

    • Grace

      Dear Brenda,
      The plant that waved back to us was really cool and I liked the one direction tree all though to bad it didn’t sing.

  8. Isabella.n

    Dear five white and Miss Azzopardi,

    I loved going to the rainforest because I got to see so many diffrent trees such as Figg trees,One direction and the Red golden trees.I also learnt that Sugar gliders can glider up to fifty meters in one glide. My favorit part was when we walked up to the waterfall.

    kind regards,
    Isabella.n

    • Andrea

      Dear Isabella.N,

      This exertion was really useful because we learnt so many things about the rainforests!

      Yours truly,
      Andrea

    • Jennifer.A

      Dear Isabella,

      We did learn about a lot of trees and animals and my favourite part was also seeing the waterfall.

      Kind regards
      Jennifer.A

  9. josephine

    Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,

    i had heaps of fun visiting to the Rainforest i learnt that Minnamurra means ‘plenty of fish’. The most exhausting part was walking up the mountain to see the waterfall.In the Rainforest there are lots of trees like the one direction trees and the Red golden trees.i learnt that sugar gliders can fly up to fifty meters in one glide.

    See you tomorrow,
    Josephine

    • Andrea

      Dear Joesphine,

      Yeah i found walking up the mountain was sooo exhausting but going down the mountain wasn’t as bad. But I have to say it was totally worth it!

      Yours truly,
      Andrea

    • Bella

      Dear Josephine,

      It was heaps of fun at the rainforest,It was interesting what Minnamurra meant. The walk was really long and when we saw the waterfall I was jealous of the fish swimming because, I was so hot but all together we had an amzing time.

    • Grace

      Dear Josephine,
      I tottaly agree that walking up the mountain was really exhausting and the the waterfall was really pretty to.
      Kind regards Grace

  10. Kevin

    Dear 5 White and Miss Azzopardi

    I loved the rainforest excursion because i learnt a lot of thing about the rainforest. My favourite part was seeing the waterfall and when the guide left us so we can go back to the meeting spot.

    Kind Regards,
    Kevin

    • Jennifer.A

      Dera Kevin,

      I liked when the guide left us too becaus eit gave us a time to find out things on our own and seeing the waterfall, AMAZING.

      Kind regards,
      Jennifer.A

  11. Anthony

    Dear Five white and Miss Azzopardi,

    I have learnt a lot about the minnamurra rainforest like the red gold tree, the one direction tree and the waving palm. It was an amazing journey. I would go there again. Would you go to the minnamurra rainfoest again?

    Sincerly
    Anthony

    • Andrea

      Dear Anthony,

      It sure was an amazing journey, because we discovered sooo many new things! I would always love to go to the Minnamurra Rain forest because it was sooo exciting.

      Kind regards,
      Andrea

    • Isabella.n

      Dear Anthony,

      YES i would go to the rainforest again but i would be glad to see the waterfall again but just miss out on the walk!!!It was VERY EXHAUSTING. BUt it was an amazing journey and a great learning experience.

      Kind regards,
      Isabella.n

  12. Amy

    Dear 5 White and Miss Azzopardi,

    The Minnamurra Rainforest was exiting. There were lots of tall trees which covered the sky.I specially like the one direction tree and the waterfall.

    Kind Regards,
    Amy

    • Andrea

      Dear Amy,

      I have to agree with you there was soo much trees it covered the whole sky! But some parts of the rain forest were sunny.

      Yours truly,
      Andrea

    • Jennifer.A

      Dear Amy,

      It was very exciting to see everything and i liked the one direction tree and the waterfall too.

      Yours truly
      Jennifer.A

    • Isabella.n

      Dear Amy,

      I can also say that the Minnamurra rainforest was very exciting too. My favorite part was the plant that waves back to you and the One direction tree. But my all time favorite was the waterfall.I thought it was very sad that people wanted to cut down the trees.

      Yours truly,
      Isabella.n

  13. Isabelle

    Dear 5 White and Miss Azzopardi,

    The Minnamurra Rainforest was exciting. There were lots of tall trees which covered the sky.I loved the one direction tree and i loved the waterfall and it was so fun at the minnamurra rainforest.

    • Bella

      Dear Isabelle,

      I agree the rainforest was exiting,They were many trees and plants there.
      I think all the girls liked the one direction tree and everyone love the pretty waterfalls.

      Kind regards,
      Bella

      • Jennifer.A

        Dear Bella,

        The rainforest was very exciting and i love the waterfalls too and the one direction tree.

        Kind regards,
        Jennifer.A

    • Isabella.n

      Dear Isabelle,

      I also liked seeing the One direction tree and i can say for a fact that we all enjoyed the waterfall. I can also say that ALL of the trees were very tall that you very rarely got to see the sky.

      From,
      Isabella.n

      • Jennifer.A

        Dear Isabella,

        I liked seeing the one direction tree too and the trees were very tall and i could never see the sky.

        Jennifer.A

  14. Jamie

    Dear 5 White and Miss Azzopardi,

    I had lots of fun at the rainforest and I really want to visit again to show my family all the wonderful things I have learnt!!!!!!! My favourite part was the waterfall and the One Direction tree that was so fun.

    Kind regards,
    Jamie:)

  15. Dear 5 White & Miss Azzopardi,

    The excursion was fantastic and i really learnt many things at the excursion.

    Kind Regards,
    James

  16. David

    Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,
    My favourite part was that long walk to the waterfall. It was tiring and a hard job, the trees were really tall and thin but some trees were a great sight.

    Sincerely,
    David

  17. Andrea

    Dear Moufid,

    It sounds like you really liked going to the rainforest! You probbly learned a lot of the thngs see. Well I ddnt really like walking up but it was worth seeing the waterfull it wasnt as hard going down as it was going up!

    See you tommorow,
    Andrea

  18. Cecilia

    Dear 5 White and Miss Azzopardi,

    I really loved the flowing Waterfall, It felt so calm just by looking at it! But It was a super long and steep walk. It was totally worth it!

    Yours most sincerely,
    Cecilia

  19. Grace

    Dear 5 White,
    Going to the rainforest with you was really fun and very exausting I learnt that the rainforest had lots of old trees and rocks ,My fravorite part of the excursion was when we arrived to the waterfall and got to have a brake from that long walk.

    From Grace

  20. Kong

    Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,

    i really enjoyed the excursion, i really liked the part that we got to see the waterfall it was beautiful!The tree that i was interested was the One Direction tree it looked fascinating.

    Kind Regards,
    Kong

  21. Nathan

    Dear 5 White and Miss Azzopardi,

    I’m sure everybody (almost everybody) enjoyed out visit to the Minnamurra rainforest, the walk to. The waterfall was so……..EXHAUSTING!!! Besides that, I really enjoyed the excursion, thanks teachers!

    Sincerely,
    Nathan

  22. aswin.bastola

    Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi
    It was quite tiring to walk all the way up the hill. But it was worth walking all the way up the hill to see the very beautiful waterfall. I learnt about many types of different things which were in the Minnamurra rainforest like the big rock when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the Water Dragon, The story, the people who lived here a long time ago and also that lyrebirds imitate other birds sound. I would have been very happy to see a real lyrebird in the bushes.

    Sicerely
    Aswin

    • Dear Aswin,

      It started to get really interesting when the tourist said that huge rock use to be crowded by DINOSAURS! It was a fun and long trip.

      Bye!
      Cecilia

  23. Lyn

    Dear 5 White,

    It looked like you had a wonderful time at the rainforest! You must have been tired walking up to see the waterfall! What part did you like?

    • Dear Lyn,

      My favourite part of the rainforest was obviously the waterfall. You do not understand how long it took to just go up a waterfall! It was totally worth it though.

      Kind Regards,
      Cecilia

  24. Dear Miss Azzopardi & Five White,

    At Minnamurra Rainforest, I learnt about how the big rock was as old as a Dinosaur.

    Sincerely,
    Cecilia

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