With the right technologies and a deep understanding of the landscape, nature and agriculture can flourish together, and students will get a first-hand insight into how this is being done with huge success in northern Queensland on this 8-day tour. They will get the opportunity to tour farms in the lush fertile region of Atherton Tablelands, visiting farms from syntropic eco-farms, to wind farms, environmentally conscious banana plantations and biodynamic dairy farms. The region is also rich in native history, and students will also get the opportunity to learn how aboriginal communities have lived in symbiosis with the landscape for centuries as they attend traditional ceremonies and undertake guided rainforest walks. From vibrant Cairns to the beautiful Daintree National Park, where the Great Barrier Reef awaits, this is a trip where compassion for the landscape is combined with modern innovation and ancient traditions.
- Cairns – meet the Bama Indigenous rainforest people and be treated to an authentic corroboree (Australian Aboriginal dance ceremony).
- Atherton Tablelands – Discover the vast highland region which is a swirl of rainforest, wetlands, and savannahs, and we will study how agriculture, agronomy and the natural landscape can work together.
- Mungalli Biodynamic dairy farm – Learn how the once conventional dairy farm adapted to use organic practices and create a symbiotic relationship with the landscape.
- Windy Hill Wind Farm – Explore the largest wind farm in Queensland, where a presentation will explain how the farm’s 20 windmills can produce enough power for 3,500 houses.
- Rainforest Walk – Get connected with the region’s indigenous history. A local guide will reveal the ancient hunter gatherer practices of this nomadic community, sharing cooking and crafting techniques and how they lived in harmony with the rainforest.
- Cape Tribulation – Discover a remote UNESCO World Heritage headland in the world’s oldest rainforest of Daintree.
- Great Barrier Reef – Dive in to experience the thrumming life beneath the waves, where turtles, eagle rays, giant clams and all manner of tropical fish thrive.
- Return economy class airfare
- 2 nights hostel accommodation, 3 nights eco lodge and 2 nights 3 star resort
- 2 nights Cairns, 3 nights Atherton Tablelands, 2 nights Cape Tribulation
- Breakfast daily, 6 x lunch and 6 x dinner
- All relevant transfers and transportation in private coach
- Interactive tours
- Experiential learning activities
- Guided tours in Atherton Tablelands and Cape Tribulation with local guides
Contact us for a detailed inclusions list and itinerary
Cross Curriculum opportunity
Earth & environmental science