Schools Education Program

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Down Under Cruise and Dive & Billy Tea Safaris offer a wide range of tours for School Groups looking for an educational program in Cairns and North Queensland region.

We are a local family-owned and operated business in Tropical North Queensland that can offer unique educational custom-designed school programs combining the best the region has to offer including Great Barrier Reef Tours with Marine Biologist Programs, 4WD Tours with a local eco-accredited guide to the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Track, the Atherton Tablelands and the Australian Outback.

Sustainability is not just something we do. It’s who we are. And our goal is simple: to protect our backyard for years to come. But we can’t do it alone… So, grab your backpack because we are going on an environmental travel adventure!

Eco-friendly educational tours for school groups

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the oldest Rainforest in the world, the Cairns Tablelands and the iconic Aussie Outback. With easy access to these UNESCO World Heritage sites on our doorstep, the Cairns region is the perfect one stop destination for domestic and international students and groups who want to learn, contribute and make a positive environmental impact on the world.

"I can’t speak more highly of your marine biologists. I joined the guided tour with my students with your Marine Biologist Alistair. He is a rock star, very knowledgeable and engaging."
- Mr Matthew Finster, Science Department, Trinity Bay High School

Customise your educational tour:

As a multi-product tour operator, we provide a unique opportunity to be able to package as many major environmental sites of the region as you wish. Let us know what you had in mind and we can create a custom package for you. We also have a range of pre-prepared itineraries that we can share with you ready to go!

  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • The Australian Outback
  • The Ancient Rainforest
  • The Natural Tablelands

We also offer the opportunity to stay overnight in any of our locations for an extended experience.

Who is suited for the edu-tours program?

The program has been developed alongside the current Australian and International Baccalaureate Curriculum and caters for students and groups of all ages including:

  • Primary School Students
  • High School Students
  • University Students
  • Research Groups
  • And Leisure Groups that want to add an extra touch to their normal holiday by making a positive environmental impact!

Upon completion, all participants will receive a certificate of participation to recognise their involvement in the program.

Who will be your host for the day?

You will experience the beauty and vulnerability of nature and learn from our marine biologist and Wet Tropics accredited tour guide.

  • Reef tour: Our team of dedicated Marine Biologists are actively engaged in conservation work on the Great Barrier Reef and will share information throughout the day on the reef ecosystem including how it came to be and how we can work together to protect the Great Barrier Reef for generations to come.

  • Rainforest, Tablelands & Outback tour: All our drivers are local accredited Wet Tropics guides which means they have years of local knowledge and experience specialising knowledge of history, local aboriginal culture, all aspects of flora and fauna and in-depth knowledge of our wonderful World Heritage Rainforest and Outback, Tablelands.

Educational Components:

Each of our tour options contains multiple educational components that will make your experience unique and by the end of the day the participants will walk away having learnt more about our natural ecosystem. Links to the current Australian and International Baccalaureate Curriculum will be sent through upon enquiry.

Group Size:

Minimum 10

How to book:

All prices are subject to group numbers, availability and itinerary. Contact our friendly sales team to discuss your Edu-Tours program today: Ph: (07) 4032 0077 or Email:

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