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The Paluma Environmental Education Centre is nestled amongst the lush, tropical rainforests of the Paluma Range National Park in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.  Situated approximately 80km north of Townsville, the Centre is the perfect base for an exposure to one of nature's most delicate and diverse ecosystems. 

The Centre is located on the grounds of the original Paluma State School, and can  house up to 70 people (usually up to 56 students and up to 14 adults) in bunk-style accommodation.  

Excursions can be tailored to meet the needs of each class group, with curriculum-based learning experiences available in Science, History and Geography. Students and their supervising adults are guided through their rainforest experience by expert teachers and support staff who are familiar with the Paluma area and its history.  The Cerntre is also the ideal base for participating in adventure and challenge activities at Lake Paluma e.g. kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, raft building.

Teaching staff from the Paluma Environmental Education Centre may also be available to assist with the development and delivery of curriculum based activities on-site at schools. Specialist equipment is also available for hire e.g. water quality testing kits, insect traps, library resources, etc.  Check the link to our resources catalogue on our home page.