Educational Experiences at Tangalooma Island Resort

Children on excursion looking at items in the sand

So close to Brisbane yet seemingly a world away and host to a myriad of Educational programs, Tangalooma offers your students an unforgettable experience (and not bad for teachers either!). Set on the stunning white sands of Moreton Island, Tangalooma is the perfect backdrop for environmental learning as well as marine education and conservation – truly where nature meets adventure!

Aerial photo of coastline of Moreton Island with wrecks in the water

Tangalooma Island Resort helps you meet your curriculum goals…

Tangalooma offers a variety of day cruise and overnight options, with your choice of educational tours and presentations designed to fit your curriculum goals, as well as a whole variety of fun and engaging adventure activities. With everything from 4WD Island tours and Wild Dolphin Feeding to Snorkelling the Wrecks and sand tobogganing, a Tangalooma Day Cruise is ideal for encouraging leadership, team building or personal development.  

Group of children standing in the water with paddles and a kayak

Your day across the Bay

Take the 8am or 10am boat across the Bay for an action-packed day out at Tangalooma! Meeting both educational outcomes as well as team-building objectives, it’s time to get your students out of the classroom on one of Tangalooma’s Day Trip excursions!

Jump on an Island Explorer Tour

Join an Eco Ranger on a guided bushwalk into the adjacent National Park to learn about the flora and fauna of Moreton Island, as well as the history of the Island’s indigenous people.

Get your students passionate about looking after our coastal environment

Moreton Bay has an incredibly diverse ecosystem (home to over 800 dugongs, 2 species of dolphins, 4 species of marine turtles and over 200 species of fish). Find out why it is so important to protect Moreton Bay and what your students can do to help save the environment! Students can also get hands-on to help fight erosion by planting coastal plants along the beachfront.

Desert Safari Tour with Sand Tobogganing – yes please!

Take your students on a thrilling journey to the scenic Tangalooma Desert aboard Tangalooma Island Resort’s purpose-built 4WD buses. Learn about the coloured sands in this area before experiencing the exhilarating sport of sand tobogganing – it’s definitely worth the climb!

Children in the water snorkelling

Looking for a career in hospitality?

For High School students, Tangalooma’s Hospitality & Tourism Tour will give students an in-depth look at some of the main skills and qualifications required to enter the industry. This will get your students dreaming about living and working on a secluded island!

Discover the World of Dolphins right on Brisbane’s doorstep

Students staying overnight or on select day trips can learn more about Tangalooma Island Resort’s dolphins’ personalities, characteristics, family groups and behaviour in an engaging, interactive presentation before hand-feeding one of the wild dolphins that visit Tangalooma each evening.

With numerous options and presentations, Tangalooma Island Resort has the Day Cruise for you!

Check out what’s on offer for yourself on a Teacher Familiarisation Day!

Join Tangalooma’s school camp & excursion Teacher Familiarisation day to experience Tangalooma for yourself. This guided day tour will take you through the Resort, meal venues and accommodation, and gives you the opportunity to talk to the Eco Rangers and tour guides. Spaces are limited, so make an enquiry today to find out more.

Dolphin underwater


Bulimba State School students in Year 4 returned to Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort for the 4th year in a row, as part of a 3 day 2 night camp to begin our EcoMarine Program. Once again the experience we had will keep us coming back year after year! The accommodation was spacious and comfortable and the kids loved bunking in with their friends. The food was delicious and the breakfast buffet was a firm favourite. The staff were helpful and friendly and provided us with a flexible, safe environment in which our children could learn. The presentations and activities were engaging and linked back to what we were learning at school. They encouraged the children to think and reflect on how their behaviours affect the world around them and we integrate what we learn at Tangalooma into our Science, Geography and History curriculums back at school. The Wild Dolphin Feeding was the highlight of the camp as the children engaged in this once in a lifetime experience. All of this with the beautiful backdrop of Moreton Bay lend itself to being one of the most exciting, relevant camps available for primary school children. Our students came back relaxed, happy, full of knowledge and ready to become Eco Marines and save this precious resource which is in their backyard! Thank you Tangalooma – We will return!” – Head of Curriculum, Bulimba State School

We highly recommend Tangalooma for a Tourism or Geography field trip. Prior to the trip the team was accommodating and patient with our requests and fluctuating students numbers right up until the day of departure. Upon arrival the staff were welcoming and well organised. Tour guides were passionate, knowledgeable and great with 30 teenagers. For three days they managed each session to embed the Geography and Tourism topics we were there to investigate. This was the most pleasing factor. Our group was very busy for the three days. Students were very happy and requested a return visit next year. Thanks Tangalooma! We’ll be back!” – Humanities Head of Department, Miami State High School

For more information on creating your perfectly tailored itinerary for your upcoming Tangalooma Island Resort school camps & excursions, and to check out their special student pricing, make an enquiry today! But be quick – 2021 dates are filling fast!

Please note, Tangalooma Island Resort is operating under a strict COVID-Safe plan and have been awarded a certificate for Excellence in COVID-19 Guest Safety, having been certified as 100% compliant with COVID-19 safety best practices for guests and staff.

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