School Camps: Lessons in the Daintree Rainforest

The Cape Tribulation Beach House is the perfect venue to mix a holiday and an educational workshop for school camps and university students.

Situated in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest the Beach House is the perfect place to explore the rainforest and understand the many facets of sustainable tourism at our destination.

Cape Trib Outdoor Lessons - School Camp Venue

You may be surprised to discover that Cape Tribulation has no mains power, no sewage pipes and no mobile phone coverage. This means that our resort, like many others in the Daintree Rainforest, is basically “off the grid”. Not only do we produce our own power, treat our sewage and dispose of our refuse, but we also protect our guests from any potential impact from the wildlife that surrounds us.

All this can be challenging, but when managed correctly it contributes to an incredible experience for anyone looking to come to a pristine location like the Daintree Rainforest.

School groups visit us from all over the world. They have the option of taking part in a free informative chat with our fearless leader about living virtually off grid, and how the Cape Tribulation Beach House manages this in an environmentally sensitive way.

For example, we have just undertaken the major task of changing our lighting to LED in all cabins to increase our energy efficiency. We have also changed the way we break down our sewage, which means we have 30% less solid waste to remove. Yes this sounds yuck, but to us it’s pretty cool, and kids love to hear about it too!

Educational groups can also enjoy a guided tour of our facilities, and may finish with a Q&A session where they’re encouraged to ask as many questions as they like. This has proven really successful with many international universities.

There are always questions to be asked about the delicate balance between business and conservation, particularly when the business is located in an ecologically sensitive area such as the Daintree Rainforest. We at the Cape Tribulation Beach House are very proud of what we have achieved in achieving that balance, especially the removal of non-native vegetation from the property and our monthly clear-up of Cape Tribulation Beach.

Students are incredulous when we explain that much of the garbage washed up on our beach comes from South East Asian countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia, brought across by the strong currents. It’s amazing how far plastics can travel and where they end up!

If you are considering an excursion for your school group, give us a call to discuss what you’d like your group to get out of visiting Cape Tribulation, so that we can tailor your trip to your needs. You may be surprised by what we can pull together – Daintree Rainforest folks are pretty resourceful!

Find out about our School Camps:

Cape Tribulation Education & School Camp Groups

Where the Reef meets the Rainforest