Sustainability Tours

NOTICE
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, all eco-catchment tours have been suspended until further notice, with the exception of classroom visits.  We encourage you to take advantage of our Virtual Tours available below. Should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of our educators on 13 48 10.

Townsville City Council offers free Eco-Catchment Education Tours to schools, TAFE, university groups, businesses and the community. The tours provide a chance to follow the water cycle from creek to coral, including essential infrastructure that integrates with the local natural environment. Discover the hidden world of energy flows in Townsville as well as the wonders of our biodiversity hot spots. In addition to tours, we also offer classroom visits and curriculum-linked educational resources.

Presentations and Tours

Choose from a range of presentations and tours to suit your needs. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Business groups and community groups wishing to book a visit with one of our education officers, please contact customer service on 13 48 10.

Virtual Tours

Our virtual tours have been optimised for Google Chrome and some features may not be available in other browsers.

How to use the water virtual tours

  • Use the bottom left navigation bar to change the viewing angle of the site
    • Floor plan allows you to click anywhere in the site
  • Explore the site, swiping up, down, left and right:
    • For desktop or laptop computer, use the mouse or keypad (left, right, bottom and top arrow keys)
    • For ipad or tablet, swipe, drag and tap your screen on each scan
    • Click on the scans (white circles) to move through the site. If you cannot see a scan, you may not be able to access that location, alternatively, click ahead of the camera to move to a different location.
  • Hover over the blue icons to view information about the site or listen to audio

How to use the waste virtual tours

  • Use the navigation panel on the left-hand side of the screen to select an area of the site to tour.
  • If visible, use the white flashing arrows to navigate around each area.
  • Click and hold your mouse down while moving it up, down, left or right to further swivel and navigate around each site.
  • Click on either the blue information or question icons to open them and display more information or images.
    • Some information and question icons may not be displayed until you move to the next white flashing arrow.
    • Be sure to click on each arrow before you finish the tour to ensure you have not missed anything.

Water Education

Education Resources

Education Resource Feedback

Townsville City Council is always looking to improve our resources for teachers and community groups. We would love to hear your feedback on ways to help you bring education to life. Please leave your feedback using our Teacher Feedback Form.

All elements of our Eco-catchment Education Tours tie in with Queensland State Government education curriculum Key Learning Outcomes.

Our Eco Catchment Tours are certified by Tourism Australia.

Ecotourism, adopted by Ecotourism Australia is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that foster environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.

ECO Certified Advanced Eco Tourism