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About us

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North Keppel Island Environmental Education Centre is situated eleven kilometres off Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast in Central Queensland. It is the only Environmental Education Centre on a national park island surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

There are no other developments on the island that can only be accessed by boat.

The centre is operated by the Dept of Education (DoE) and the day to day operations are often conducted with key island management partners such as Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services (QPWS).

Visitors to the centre can experience a rich diversity of real life experiences such as:

  • snorkelling over coral reefs
  • investigating sustainability living practices
  • kayaking
  • outrigging
  • marine studies
  • indigenous history
  • sustainable fishing
  • coral and mangrove studies
  • drone flying
  • macro invertabrates

Your imagination is the only limiting factor.

The highly experienced teaching team at the centre support the planning and implementation of visiting group's programs. Resources such as 'Gundoo Spirit', the centre's purpose built boat, are available to make camps fantastic learning experiences.

North Keppel Island Environmental Education Centre acknowledges the Traditional Custodians the Woppaburra of the country in which this centre is located and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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'Gundoo Spirit', the centre's purpose built boat
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Last reviewed 15 April 2019
Last updated 15 April 2019