Your Experienced Hosts

Whitsunday Discovery Tours delivers and coordinates school excursions, study tours and other educational programs for school groups visiting the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef and surrounding region. We specialise in organising excursions for schools in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Whitsunday Discovery Tours staff and associates have many years of experience organising school excursions and study tours in areas such as biology, marine studies and environmental science. Facilitators are experienced and highly regarded in their fields of expertise, with a broad knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday region. View our Facilitators page for more information about our team.

Whitsunday Discovery Tours works closely with a number of quality tour operators and accommodation providers to deliver a first class experience for your school. Our network of providers are dedicated to the sustainability and protection of the Great Barrier Reef, its marine life and eco-systems through environmental education.


Your Spectacular Destination

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia, the Whitsunday Islands are a remarkable natural wonder with crystal blue waterways, fringing coral reefs, and an abundance of marine animals and bird life. This unique and breathtakingly beautiful environment is the perfect setting for a memorable learning experience.

The Whitsundays is internationally recognised as a tourist paradise and caters to a diverse range of visitors – from the adventurous to those seeking ultimate relaxation. Local attractions include hundreds of deserted beaches, prestigious snorkelling locations, and world-famous Whitehaven Beach. Lesser known locations are the hidden gems on the Whitsunday Coastline, including lush sub-tropical rainforest, waterfalls and the wetland eco-systems.



“We’ve had five fantastic summer classes in the Whitsundays! The interplay of field and classroom activities has brought our lessons in marine ecology and conservation to life. The volunteer work for GBRMPA, Reef Check, and OUCH have been student favorites. The cruises to the Islands and the Barrier Reef have amazed us all. The ability to teach about the connections between land and sea by visiting the nearby watershed and estuary as well as the coastal zone has been a real highlight for me as a Professor. What an incredible teaching and learning opportunity! This would not have been possible without Whitsunday Training. Thanks so much for all things, both big and small, that you’ve done to make our educational trips so rewarding!”
– Dr Philip Pepe, Maricopa College, Phoenix, Arizona