Whitsunday Training delivers and coordinates school excursions and other educational programs for groups visiting the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef and surrounding region.

Whitsunday Training offers exciting educational experiences tailored to your needs in areas such as biology, marine studies and environmental science.

Education programs are offered between February and November each year, including weekends and holidays.

Excursion Sites

Excursions are led by highly qualified and experienced guides, and take in spectacular natural ecosystems from the rainforest to the reef. Available sites include Conway National Park, Conway State Forest, the Great Barrier Reef Marine National park, Whitsunday Islands National Parks, mangrove and seagrass habitats, reef platforms and shoreline.

Activities For All Levels

Our field study activities have been designed to align with the Queensland Senior Biology sylllabus, but these activities can be adapted to suit primary, secondary and tertiary students.

What's Included

Once you arrive in the Whitsundays we will have everything organised for your student activities. Whitsunday Training's education programs include:

- support before, during and after excursions;

- risk assessment and detailed activity program outlines;

- an instructor to assist the teacher on request;

- all necessary equipment for the activity.

Program Options


Choice of classroom interactive

- Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef

- Life on the reef: corals to clownfish

- The reef system: the blue highway

Choice of outdoor activities

- Mangrove treasure hunt

- Reef protection program

- Snorkelling training and games

- Reef cruise activity (tour)

- Fringing reef and island habitat (tour)


Choice of classroom interactive

- Food web activity

- Community Project

Choice of outdoor activities

- Introduction to snorkelling (pool)

- Forest study

- Mangrove habitat study

- Reef cruise activity (tour)

- Reef walk

- Seagrass monitoring

- Crocodile Safari (tour)


Lecturers and professors accompany their students to undertake studies in the field.

Whitsunday Training provides local knowledge, support, guide, facilitator, equipment, field guides, resources and references.

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