DPI Launch Paddock | Alstonville & Wollongbar

DPI Launch Paddock | Alstonville & Wollongbar

The DPI Launch Paddock excursion program will provide a sequential, engaging curriculum-based learning experience that explores Australia’s food and fibre primary industries through access to interactive, hands on activities involving agricultural science, livestock and horticultural enterprises.
Just 20 minutes from Ballina on the NSW North Coast, your students will have a behind the scenes experience of a research facility that focuses on horticulture, livestock and other agricultural sciences. The value of the DPI excursion experience will be embedded into four key components of each excursion which will be facilitated by a trained school teacher. An extensive excursion portfolio is available to cover multiple stages of the NESA curriculum and syllabuses and matched to the research and enterprises onsite.

Farm Visit Information

  • Region: North Coast
  • Industry: Research station for agricultural science, livestock and horticultural enterprises
  • Price: $20. Please note Kids to Farms funding does not cover entry fees to DPI sites
  • Group size: DPI can host most group sizes, as well as multiple smaller groups
  • Visiting times: You can visit the DPI Launch Paddock any time during the year.
  • Farm activities: Learn about current research projects including fruit crops, bees, and bush foods, and meet agricultural scientists. Students will get to try their hand at some activities and experiments. There are a huge range of excursion options to help match what students are learning in the classroom, in both the horticulture and livestock space.
  • Amenities: Bus access, toilets, signposted, wheelchair access, meets safety requirements

Student Safety

  • Risk assessment is available here

  • DPI Launch Paddock has public liability insurance

  • All supervising staff at DPI Launch Paddock have Working with Children Checks


Contact Information:


1243 Bruxner Hwy, Wollongbar NSW 2477