Rainforest Explorer

Rainforest teaching resources 

Rainforest Explorer contains a whole range of resources and activities about the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and its plants and animals.


It is suitable for both teachers and students. It contains a library full of videos, fact sheets, pictures, clip art and activitiy sheets.
These resources are integrated into three school curricula:

  • Preparatory to Year 3
  • Year 4 to Year 7
  • Year 8 to Year 9

If you spend some time browsing through Rainforest Explorer you can learn about World Heritage rainforests and other vegetation communities, plants and animals, the history of the World Heritage Area, and what different people in the community think about the this incredible landscape.

Rainforest Explorer is also an excellent resource for residents of the wet tropics region and for visitors who would like to enrich their experiences when visiting the many attractions in the World Heritage Area. 

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News and Events

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News and Events

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Wet Tropics Ministerial Forum meet in Sydney

Wet Tropics Ministerial Forum meet in Sydney

World Heritage listed rainforests of the Wet Tropics were the subject of discussion when the Wet Tropics Ministerial Forum held its 26th meeting ... READ MORE

Revival of Rainforest Aboriginal News

Revival of Rainforest Aboriginal News

In collaboration with Terrain NRM, the Authority has revamped the Rainforest Aboriginal News. Check out the new first edition.... READ MORE

Conservation success stories: updating the Red List

Conservation success stories: updating the Red List

Some good news stories coming out of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress... READ MORE