Onsite Activities


Undercover area
Safe (confined area) with two targets.
Easy to conduct- assistance available.
New equipment- securely stored.
Quick improvement by students after correct instruction.
Introduce FUN challenges such as individual & small group competitions e.g. popping balloons.

Low Ropes Course

11 elements
Challenging & fun
Professionally built by Outdoor Initiatives.
Safety briefing & instructions provided.
Helps develop confidence, cooperation, self esteem & team work.
Good for motor skill refinement.
Ropes Course Plan on display at camp.

Eagle’s Nest Environment Walk

Wedge Tailed Eagle's Nest (Eyrie) located on the property - fascinating & huge.
Easy to follow self-guided walk with environmental points of interest along the way.
Laminated Teachers / Leaders notes provided.
Designed to fit in as a rotational activity or a single group activity. Perfect upon arrival!
Sketch, write, discuss & observe. A wonderful teaching opportunity.
Keep an eye out for the Eagle during your stay.


Challenging, fun & educational.
Easy to lead - Coastal Forest Lodge staff will brief your teachers.
Variety of courses for different year levels - all set up & ready to go.
Master sheets provided in Teacher Kit (pre camp).
Students can work individually or in pairs.
Develops observational & map reading skills.

Bush Walks

Enjoy the properties natural beauty for bushwalks including the Boundary Rider, Eagle's Nest & East-West Treks. Plus an amazing NIGHT WALK!

Across the road from Coastal Forest Lodge is the National Heritage Heathland area & the Forest Road Flora Reserve.

Anglesea Bushwalk - enjoy the hike from the Coastal Forest Lodge to Coogooarah Park in Anglesea (6km).

Have a picnic lunch (CFL supplied) & then stroll along the riverbank to the main beach for fun & games.

Also available surfing with Go Ride a Wave, environmental activities with Eco Logic & mountain bike riding with GORATS.

Coastal Forest Lodge provides a guide to lead the Anglesea Bushwalk & a free bus trip back to camp at end of day! (Only for catered school group bookings).

Friendly Petting Paddock

Educational: learn to care for farm animals & the enviroment!

Friendly ponies, sheep, cattle & beautiful alpacas.

CFL staff lead.

Feed, brush & pat our friendly farm animals plus play on the safe ROUND HAY BALES! A big winner!!!

Learn how animals communicate.

Safe, fun & very reawarding for those who have had little interaction with farm animals.

Initiative Activities

Challenging, small group problem solving activities -Spiders web, Magic Hoop, All Aboard & Pole Shuffle.
Briefing & laminated teachers notes provided.
Develops confidence, cooperation, teamwork & thinking skills.

Arts & Craft

Use natural materials from the camps environment or a combination of natural & artificial materials to create:

Nutty creatures, Rock Monsters, Mobiles, Collages, Leaf bookmarks, Drawings and sketches, Aboriginal dot paintings & Kites - plenty of space to fly.

Schools must provide art materials required.


Fire preperation, safety, food preparation & cooking.

Bush Cooking: make yummy damper twists with butter & jam!

Helps develop fire & safety awareness, environmental awareness & cooperative skills.

A popular & enjoyable activity (available as per Fire Season Declaration & weather conditions).

Mini Golf

PAR 20 - 9 hole course - undercover.

Challenging, colourful & enjoyable.

Equipment provided.

Use as a single rotational activity or with archery. Also available as an extra after dinner activity (must be supervised).

Award a certificate to the Coastal Forest Lodge Mini Golf Champ!

Bush Shelters

Construction of shelters using natural materials.

Challenging & enjoyable.

Helps develop teamwork & cooperation.

Promotes awareness of the natural environment - no damage/ destruction policy- use only fallen timber or leaves etc.

Current issues- discuss the diversity of how a variety of people live & survive around the world.

Set the water test and see who has built the most waterproof shelter.


Photo Trail

Fantastic camp navigation & familiarisation

Challenging & fun
All set up & ready to go - easy to lead
Safety briefing & instructions provided.

Students can work individually or in pairs.

Has been revised & extended.