Australia – Queensland

Earth & environmental science
7 days

The protection and sustainability of our planet is the focus of this week-long tour which packs in hands-on learning in some of the most astounding landscapes on the planet. It begins and ends in Cairns, where students will become marine biologists for a day as they study the ecology, health and conservation issues affecting the world’s largest coral reef. Heading inland they will venture into the astounding Atherton Tablelands, Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation to see first-hand how the landscape is being conserved. Rainforest tours as well as trips to a wind farm, syntropic farm and an ocean plastic clean-up barely scratch the surface of the experiences awaiting students on this carefully-designed and highly rewarding tour.

  • Program Highlights
  • Included
    • Cairns – Tour James Cook University (JCU), home to the world class EduQuarium. Not only will you get up close to astounding ocean creatures, but meet filmmakers and scientists who use this state-of-the-art facility for research and creating natural history documentaries.
    • Atherton Tablelands – Discover the vast highland region which is a swirl of rainforest, wetlands, and savannahs, and discover how man and nature can coexist.
    • Wind Farm – Learn how the 53 wind turbines produce power for 75,000 homes.
    • Cape Tribulation – Discover a remote UNESCO World Heritage headland in the world’s oldest rainforest of Daintree.
    • Crocodile Cruise – Meet some salt water crocodiles and study estuarine habitat connections.
    • Great Barrier Reef – Guided by marine experts, learn about reef ecology, climate change, marine life identification and predators on the Great Barrier Reef.
    • Return economy class airfare
    • 3 nights Cairns (Hostel), 2 nights Atherton Tablelands (Eco Lodge), 1 night Cape Tribulation (3 star resort)
    • Breakfast daily, 5 x lunch and 4 x dinner
    • All relevant transfers and transportation in private coach
    • Interactive tours
    • Experiential learning activities
    • Tours in Cairns, Atherton Tablelands and Cape Tribulation with local guides
  • Contact us for a detailed inclusions list and itinerary

Cross Curriculum opportunity