Educational programs for Secondary / University students and tailor made tours for groups
Uncle Brian’s and our sister company On the Wallaby have been running tours to the Atherton Tablelands and Cape Tribulation for over 20 years. We specialise in tropical rainforests, crater lakes, waterfalls and wildlife. Over the past 10 years we have expanding our range of tourism ventures to include educational high school and university groups and can tailor make packages including transport, meals and guides to suit your groups specific curriculum needs.
Below is a list of some of the services we can offer..
- Tailored Tours – Atherton Tablelands, Outback, Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest
- Community Service Projects
- Sustainability and Ecology Studies
- Agriculture and Agronomy Studies
- Reef and Marine Studies
- Team Building / Wildlife /Adventure
- Group transportation
Please note that all group tours are tailor made to suit your budget and requirements. Our prices are very competitive and any specific needs can be met! Please don’t hesitate to ask.
For further details please contact [email protected]
What we offer
We have day, overnight and extended tours of the Atherton Tablelands and Cape Tribulation featuring all the highlights that these pristine areas in North Queensland have to offer. Walk with us through the world’s oldest living history museum, explore tropical rainforests, and swim in volcanic crater lakes, beaches and spectacular waterfalls! We also provide tours to the Outback!
On the Wallaby Eco Lodge in the heart of the Atherton Tablelands is a perfect base for groups and also offers a unique night wildlife canoeing tour through the rainforest looking for local wildlife such as endemic possums and tree kangaroos!
We try to get the right mix of work and pleasure for our students. By doing this we increase the impact and quality of work the students produce. We play games, listen to music, sing…. It’s about enjoying the area but also the journey through it. There is a way to mix work and pleasure.
Being able to study out in the field as opposed to in the class room is a far superior method of teaching as it includes the ability to touch, smell and see what we are trying to teach. It gives the students first hand contact and increases their awareness of the wider world, something that travelling can easily provide.
Group Tours Example Itinerary
Rainforests + Waterfalls + Wildlife + Outback + Indigenous Culture + Beaches
3 day / 2 night Guided Tour – Cape Tribulation and the Atherton Tablelands
Day 1 – Cairns – Cape Tribulation (L)
Port Douglas… Here we’ll stop for a walk and swim at the famous 4 mile beach
Crocs… next you’ll go looking for the famous and scary saltwater crocodiles in the wild!
Then we cross over the Daintree river on the ferry and drive through the oldest rainforests in the world while looking for Cassowaries along the way.
Emmagen Creek swim and Rainforest Walk … enjoy an informative rainforest walk and swim in a freshwater tropical stream!!! A Rainforest Night Walk : The rainforest comes alive at night!
Overnight – Cape Tribulation Beach House
Day 2 – Cape Tribulation – Atherton Tablelands (B,D)
Free time to enjoy the beautiful beaches or join an optional activity like Jungle Surfing or Horseback riding
Late morning you will journey from Ancient Rainforests through savannah country to visit Granite Gorge, where you will hand feed a colony of wild rock wallabies and walk around the wondrous rock landscapes and boulders on the edge of the Outback
Indigenous Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony –Interact and learn from a local Indigenous group and partake in a traditional smoking ceremony
Platypus spotting… go looking for this very cute Australian creature. Dinner
Overnight – On the Wallaby Eco Lodge – Yungaburra
Day 3 – Atherton Tablelands – Cairns (B)
A value packed day exploring Highland Rainforest, Giant Fig Trees, Volcanic Crater Lakes and swimming at spectacular Waterfalls of the cool Tropical Tablelands. Be on alert to spot the unique wildlife that inhabit this region!
Tour finishes in Cairns late afternoon
What you get
- Informative guides
- Daintree Rainforest walks
- Port Douglas and 4 Mile Beach
- Swimming in rainforest creeks, volcanic crater lakes and waterfalls
- Beautiful lookouts and beaches
- Rainforest night Walk
- Granite Gorge & Rock Wallabies
- Indigenous Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony
- Platypus spotting
- All park fees
- 2 nights accommodation (multi-share)
- 2 breakfasts
- 2 dinners
- 2 lunch (1 lunch own expense)
Cost (per person)
15+ people $456
*Includes 2 nights accommodation (multi share), 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 lunches, transport and activities as indicated. *leaders 1 per 10 Free
Optional Extras (per person)
Jungle Surfing $105
Cape Tribulation Horse Riding $110
Night Wildlife Canoeing Tour $40
Cape Tribulation Reef Trip $145
This tour can be run in reverse or tailored made to suit your groups particular needs. It can be educational and fun! Just let us know what you need and we’ll arrange it for you!
For bookings or enquiries please email – [email protected]
“MacKillop College has been using the ecotourism services of On the Wallaby Adventures for four years. We use this business to provide our HSC students with invaluable firsthand experiences in Far North QLD as part of our senior geography program. Using On the Wallaby is so easy. All aspects of the tour from accommodation, food, transport and education are provided as part of the package. The tour is specifically tailored to our educational requirements, and all staff provide an exceptional level of service starting from administration through to the tour guides. The educational information and experiences provided throughout the tour are exceptional and provides our students with invaluable information that cannot be gained elsewhere. As part of our tour we use “On the Wallaby Lodge”. This venue is highly suited to student groups, providing comfortable accommodation and excellent meals at a very affordable price. The design of the facility ensures a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and encourages cohesiveness amongst the students. We highly recommend On the Wallaby as a tour and accommodation provider and will continue to use their services for many years to come.” Katrina Hayes -Senior Geography Teacher – MacKillop College Port Macquarie NSW