Kids can learn about the Great Barrier Reef during a stay at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort - School groups accommodation
Looking for a school excursion with a difference this year? With accommodation ranging from camping to cabins — and dorms coming soon — BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort makes an ideal “base camp” for educational experiences on the Great Barrier Reef. The resort offers a safe, self-contained environment for school groups, with an extensive range of onsite activities, including a huge waterslide park, Airlie Beach’s largest resort pool, an 18-hole mini golf course and an outdoor cinema.
School groups can also take advantage of the Queensland Government’s subsidy for eligible students to visit the Great Barrier Reef under the GBR Education Experience Program. Aligning with the Australian school curriculum and operating until June 2024, the program provides up to $150 per student towards travel, accommodation and experiences on the participating reef excursion.
Educational focus on the Great Barrier Reef
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort can offer a variety of options, including multi award-winning Ocean Rafting’s Reef Seeker educational adventure. It includes personalised guided snorkelling tours and education about key species, reef threats and the diversity of the Great Barrier Reef, with the opportunity to collect data to contribute to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park authority’s monitoring program, ‘Eye on the Reef’. With visits to the magnificent Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, Reef Seeker provides a focus on education and learning, making this inspiring and hands-on tour the perfect way to experience a real taste of being a marine biologist and eco-warrior for the day.
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is proudly accredited as a COVID Clean Practicing Business. Special school group rates start from $15 per student per night for camping and $30 per student for cabins.