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Paluma Environmental Education Centre

Welcome to the official website of the Paluma Environmental Education Centre.

Paluma EEC is the only Education Queensland (State Government) Environmental Education Centre in the huge North Queensland Region.  

Our capacity is now 70 (56 students), following construction of an additional accommodation block and a dedicated classroom space.  Paluma is now be able to host two classes at a time.

Our unique range of curriculum services makes your excursion planning easy! 

  • residential or day trip excursions
  • expert teaching and ancillary staff
  • excellent facilities
  • located in Wet Tropics World Heritage rainforests
  • Lake Paluma adventure and challenge activities - great for leadership and personal development
  • Magnetic Island day trip programs - useful for schools staying at Apex Holiday Camp, Picnic Bay
  • curriculum-based programs in the rainforest for Science, History and Geography
  • specialised teaching resources including field workbook copy masters
  • pre-excursion and post-excursion in-school support
  • assistance for Independent Public Schools (IPS) in developing an outdoor and environmental education program as a 'point of difference' 


Our excursion programs are also available to non-State schools through:

  • collaboration with Gumburu Catholic Environmental Education Centre to host groups too large for one Centre to accommodate
  • day trip programs for non-State schools staying at Gumburu or Picnic Bay 

Centre facilities may also be hired as a venue for community group events and workshops. 

Please peruse our website for further details or contact us for further information.




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