Study Tours

Townsville study tours combine education, study and tourism to create unique programs to suit your needs.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (the Reef Authority) is Australia’s lead management agency for the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most iconic natural areas. The Reef Authority, and its National Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef, Reef HQ Aquarium, offer a range of educational initiatives including Edu Tourism, the Reef Guardian Schools program and Virtual Learning Experiences. We also offer an extensive range of curriculum-linked educational resources for all year levels, from early learning to tertiary and beyond.

To find out more about the Reef Authority’s education programs click here.

To access curriculum linked educational resources click here.

Image: Photographer B Ferguson, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia (GBRMPA)



The Townsville North Queensland region enjoys a unique, safe, tropical environment that offers the perfect setting to learn. Gateway to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands, wet tropics rainforests, national parks, wetlands and historical, military and outback experiences, the region is also home to some of the best education experiences available in the world. The Townsville North Queensland EduTourism Consortium brings together learning outcomes and exceptional experiences to deliver world-class study aboard and educational tourism programs in Townsville North Queensland. With members including the Australian Government’s national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef, the region’s economic and tourism body, local Government, educators, tourism operators and non-profits, the Consortium is a collaborative partnership which enables product diversity in the delivery of transformative educational experiences.