Great Barrier Reef School Excursions and Camps

Whitsunday Discovery Tours offers memorable school excursions and camps to the Great Barrier Reef for Year 5 to Year 12. Each excursion offers exciting outdoor educational experiences that can complement your school’s curriculum in environmental science, geography, biology, marine studies and other subjects.

Direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane

Great Barrier Reef school excursions and school camps organised by Whitsunday Discovery Tours use direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane to Whitsunday Coast Airport in Proserpine, which means that you are just a few hours away from the magic of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands.

Master Guides to Enhance Your Experience

A Master Guide will accompany you at each stage of your excursion with Whitsunday Discovery Tours. Master Guides are knowledgeable experts in their subject area who enjoy sharing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday region with others.

They are effective communicators who can explain ideas clearly to non-scientific audiences, and who can adjust their presentations and discussions to suit your group. Some Master Guides have connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and can help to raise awareness of cultural issues in an engaging way.

Request a Quote

Great Barrier Reef school excursion prices vary depending on the duration of the excursion, selected activities, airfares and accommodation. Please contact Whitsunday Discovery Tours to discuss your specific requirements or complete our online form to request a free quote.

School Excursion Inclusions

Each school excursion with Whitsunday Discovery Tours includes:

  • Private charter for all field trips (except shared charter for outer Great Barrier Reef Adventure)
  • Direct return flights from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane to Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine)
  • All accommodation, meals and transfers whilst in the Whitsundays
  • Educational tutorials and materials
  • Field trips with local tour operators and a knowledgeable guide at each experience
  • Risk assessments for activities and field trips

School Excursion Duration

Each school excursion includes two travel days: an arrival day and a departure day. The arrival day includes introductory tutorials and activities. Days following the arrival day include field trips that expand on the concepts covered. Click the links below for detailed descriptions of sample excursions.

School Excursion Group Size

Whitsunday Discovery Tours endeavors to provide exciting and enriching experiences for school children visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Group sizes are typically between 15 and 45 participants, including both students and teachers. Group sizes within this range permit private charter arrangements with tour operators and flexibility regarding fieldwork activities. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements or request a free quote by completing our online form.