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Holloways Beach Environmental Education Centre

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Where is the Holloways Beach Environmental Education Centre?

Holloways Beach is a suburb of Cairns approximately 13 km north of the city centre. The Holloways Beach Environmental Education Centre (established in 1990) is located at the northern end of Holloways Beach and is within five minutes of local estuarine creeks and rivers.

Facilities

The centre's facilities include an air-conditioned administration block with conference room, a fully established kitchen and four air-conditioned cabins with shower and toilet, each capable of accommodating 11 persons and an additional donga capable of sleeping an extra 9 persons

What does the Holloways Beach Environmental Education Centre provide?

This unique location enables students' easy access to mangrove, estuarine, beach and urban environments. Boating, water quality testing, aquariums, crab tagging, mangroves, beach and urban programs are offered to students from Year 5 to Year 12 on overnight camps and, day excursions.

The close proximity of rainforests and freshwater creeks also enables the centre to work with local primary and secondary schools in developing water quality projects, historical trails, recreational studies and Aboriginal cultural programs. Personal development programs involving leadership, group cooperation, trust, initiative and problem-solving activities are used to promote active informed citizenship in groups camping at the centre.

The centre also offers outdoor education experiences with its high ropes course on location and close proximity to abseiling/rock climbing, canoeing/kayaking and expedition venues in the Cairns region.

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