School Groups

School group accommodation with a perfect score

At the gateway of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef our Airlie Beach location makes the perfect base for school excursions and camps. We can plan amazing itineraries for discovery, character building and learning while providing a fun ‘base camp’ that’s full of great activities to engage and entertain students after a busy day. Our school group accommodation options span camping to dorms all set in a stunningly beautiful, safe, self-contained environment. Download your School Group Brochure for further details.

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No-one’s more dedicated to creating brilliant school excursions

Hi, I’m Jackie Goodwin, the Groups and Sales Executive at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort. I have many years of experience in both admin and the travel industry and even more as a happy Whitsunday local. I like the big ideas and the small details, and look forward to helping you book the most seamless and memorable school excursion!

EMAIL JACKIE download a school group enquiry form

It all adds up to great school group accommodation

From camping to the modern ‘Bunk House’ dormitory style accommodation which offers purpose-built configurations for school groups and features its own dining/entertainment area, kitchen and bathroom amenities, while offering full access to resort facilities, our range of school group accommodation adds up to your best school trip ever. There’s room for everyone from singles to twins and quad share. Check out our options then have a chat with Jackie about what you need for your budget to be as totally comfortable as your accommodation will be.

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Let us help keep those tummies full!

When it comes to meal time, enjoy the freedom of self catering or we will happily take care of your breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or morning and afternoon tea catering requirements, tailored to suit all tastes and budgets.

whitsunday school excursions

Learn and have fun at the same time!

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort offers a base where students can learn and have fun at the same time! Stay onsite and enjoy hours of endless entertainment or venture out to experience some of the Whitsundays’ best destinations, including Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort offers an extensive range of onsite activities including our big, huge, mega waterslide park, Airlie Beach’s largest resort pool (heated in winter), 18 hole mini golf, tennis and basketball courts, outdoor movies and much more. We can also organise a range of fun group activities!

Reef Seeker

Become a Marine Biologist for the day!

Ocean Rafting Reef Seeker – Full Day
Multi award-winning Ocean Rafting offers school groups the opportunity to become a Marine Biologist
for the day with their Reef Seeker educational adventure. With a focus on education, learning and an
interactive question and answer session, this inspiring and hands-on tour is perfect for any reef
enthusiast to enjoy being a Marine Biologist and Eco-Warrior for the day!
• A fun, high energy day trip with interpretive talks and epic marine life encounters.
• Small group guided snorkels with tuition and assistance with collecting citizen science data.
• A structured 90 minute snorkel amongst the beautiful fringing reefs of the Whitsunday Islands.
• A comprehensive water safety brief and snorkel tuition, including use of flotation devices.
• An introduction to Eye on the Reef and Rapid Monitoring.
• Educational reef brief on key indicator species and their significance.
• A scenic bush walk to the famous Hill Inlet Lookout.
• A guided beach and mangrove walk exploring the different ecosystems and their inhabitants.
• Up to an hour and a half to relax on the tranquil Whitehaven Beach.
• Fresh tropical lunch.

Other Exciting Whitsunday Experiences

Wildlife Whitsundays Creature Combo Program – 2 Hours
Brought to you by the passionate Wildlife Whitsundays team, students enjoy a captivating
educational adventure into the fascinating world of Australian Wildlife, meticulously designed to
align with your curriculum.
• A two hour immersive adventure and educational session, providing the unique opportunity to
interact with, and learn about, a diverse collection of Australian snakes, lizards and insects.
• Enhance your program with a choice of additional one hour modules, including:
• Habitat Heroes – Young explorers delve into the fascinating realm of animal habitats.
• Creature Creative – Express, learn and conserve, combining painting and creativity with
wildlife preservation.
• Conservation Challenge – Engage in the world of conservation and advocacy with
interactive and dynamic wildlife-themed debates and quizzes.
• Mini Monsters FBI – Equipped with magnifying glasses and observation tools, students
will become insect FBI!

Be sure to remember the Queensland Government’s subsidy of up to $150 for eligible students to visit the Great Barrier Reef….perfect to package with accommodation with us in order to access the subsidy!  All primary and secondary Queensland schools can apply, applicable for bookings until December 2024. For more details visit

sensory room

Time out is always available

Did you know that we offer our very special ‘Reilly Room’, an onsite sensory room, which caters to children on the autism spectrum and available free of charge for students to access at any time during their stay.

For students who would like access to ‘The Reilly Room’ during their stay, it is accessible with a key which you may keep for the duration of your stay to use as needed. The facility is set up for use by one student/teacher at a time for the comfort and benefit of the user. An ‘occupied’ sign highlights when the room is being used so whoever is ‘settling’ will not be interrupted.