Fraser Island EDUCATIONAL
One of the select few companies licensed to deliver eco-tours throughout the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, Discovery Fraser has won numerous awards for our passionate and informative experiences.
TAILOR-MADE TOURS FraSER iSLAND eDUCATIONAL cHARTERS
Have you ever delivered a lesson on a perched dune lake? Next to a ship wreck nearly 100 years-old? Or whilst bathing in natural pools that sparkle and fizz like champagne? It’s time to see what you’ve been missing and join one of our unforgettable Educational Experiences.
Our educational charters focus on observing and informing students of the island’s hugely diverse flora and fauna, sharing the rich history and culture of the traditional owners, improving team-building and confidence through fun, physical activities as well as giving pupils the time to sit back and appreciate the beauty of the sun setting over the glistening Coral Sea.
Discovery Fraser ensures all its educational charter guides have the following certifications as a minimum:
First Aid certification
State-regulated safety requirements
In-house approved basic mechanics
With a 16-year-old in-house training program that covers:
Astronomy and Geology
European and First Peoples of Australia history
Flora and Fauna (identification and context)
Our guides have the confidence to deliver safe and educationally enriching experiences.
SAMPLE fRASER iSLAND Educational Charter ITINERARY
Depart Rainbow Beach after breakfast for your short trip down to the barge transfer to Fraser Island. Once you arrive on the island, it becomes your own adventure! Itineraries are tidal dependant, however the first day generally includes exploration of the inland rainforests and the Southern Lakes Circuit.
The tour can include some of the island's most famous locations including Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, the SS Maheno shipwreck, Lake Wabby and the Champagne Pools. Experience a classroom that is out of this world!
Around 3pm, we drive up the beach to our campsite, uniquely situated on sacred Indigenous land for dreamtime stories by the fire with dinner.
Arise in the morning for a quick breakfast before we continue our exploration of Fraser Island! The first point of call (depending on tidal conditions of the day) is Indian Head, the island's highest point with a sombre history. From here, you may be lucky enough to see whales and sharks in the ocean before we travel to Champagne Pools for a dip. After the Pools, we head to Eli Creek, a beautifully clear creek perfect for a swim. We continue to Maheno Shipwreck for a history lesson on this famous Fraser icon.
Our alternate route, if Indian Heads and Champagne Pools prove inaccessible, is to drive to the start of the Lake Wabby walk where we stride through the dunes to a tropical paradise observing and discussing the rich biodiversity of the island.
After the day's activities, it's time to drive back down the beach to the barge and return to mainland comfort and dinner at Freedom Rainbow Beach.
On the last day, you'll have a choice of activities for your group. Lunch is served at Freedom Rainbow Beach prior to departure.
Freedom Rainbow Beach is the ideal accommodation for school and university groups. The large resort- style nature of this property allows for private and secure accommodation.
Located just a 1-minute walk from the main street, and a 2-minute walk to the beach, there are many aspects to discover in this unique and vibrant coastal town.
Arrive at Freedom Rainbow Beach, check-in to accommodation ahead of your early afternoon adventure! You’ll be picked up and driven past the famous coloured sands to Double Island Point, where your guide will get you kitted out for your Dolphin Kayaking Adventure!
Large Bottlenose dolphin pods, Humpback whales (June – November) and six of the world’s seven marine turtle species can be found here as well as manta rays, sting rays, soldier crabs in their thousands and a variety of spectacular local and migrating bird species.
After kayaking, you’ll head back to Freedom Rainbow Beach for a change of clothes before a guided walk to Carlo Sandblow for an afternoon of sandboarding, sunset and stargazing. Carlo Sandblow is a unique "moonscape" sand mass covering over 15 hectares that overlooks the towering coloured sands and the coastline from Double Island Point to Inskip Peninsula.
After sunset, students will return to Freedom Rainbow Beach for a catered dinner.
First Nations Experiences
Integrate First Nations Experiences into itineraries and discover the Butchulla's paradise. We currently work with 10 independent and 100% owned First People businesses in our FIT programs
Range of accommodation options available from 1 star (ie sleeping in swags), 2 star (ie permanent tents with beds/linen), 3-5 star (hotel accommodation)
Flight & Tour Packages
Fly in and fly out itineraries with all the on-ground requirements managed by Discovery Adventure Group
Capacity to accommodate up to 100 students
Knowledge and support to create student-appropriate itineraries