Students from four Plateau primary schools were joined by teachers, NSW National Parks & Wildlife staff, Indigenous Elders and parents to celebrate an "inside" NAIDOC Day at Dorrigo.
Steady rain curtailed some of the activities but none of the enthusiasm as students experienced the widest range of Indigenous culture, from bush tucker to song, dance and traditional skills.
Dorrigo Public School hosted the celebrations.
Relieving Principal, Leah Keough, said the day was an outstanding success.
"I was especially impressed by the large number of National Parks staff and elders who gave up their day to pass on to our children a remarkable selection of skills, culture and traditions," Ms Keough said.
"To these vital custodians and to the many teachers and family members who supported us, I extend our very sincere thanks.
"It was the best of days."