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School tours

About our school tour program

When are the tours held?

First Wednesday of the month. School tours are offered all year-round.

Who can attend?

Our tours are open to students of all ages!

Where do we go?

GAWB currently runs tours of the Awoonga Dam Wall and Pump Station and Gladstone Water Treatment Plant.

Our new fish hatchery is currently under construction, with the facility due for completion later this year. Once operational, we will be running specialised tours for primary and high school students.

What will we learn?

Tours can be tailored to the needs of your school, but our program is suitable for students learning about water quality, the water cycle, marine studies, science and other STEM based subjects.

Some of the subjects we’ve covered before include water treatment and testing, the water cycle, dam operations, blue green algae, aquaculture, environmental management and fisheries.

Can’t make it out of the classroom?

That’s okay! We can also come to you. From time to time, GAWB can deliver classroom presentations on topics such as water quality, catchment management, aquaculture and much more. To discuss further, please contact us directly at

How long do tours take?

Tours typically take about 90 minutes.

How do you book?

Simply email your tour request to outlining your requested date, location and the number of students participating. We require a minimum of four weeks’ notice.


Events at Awoonga Dam

Whether you or your Club would like to hold an event at the Recreation Area, or on or around the lake itself, GAWB is happy to discuss your options.

Please complete an Application to Hold Event at Lake Awoonga and submit it to GAWB at least 3 months before your planned event.

Please note that if your event is an Aquatic Event, application must also be made to Maritime Safety Queensland:

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) Main Website    |    MSQ Information regarding Aquatic Event Applications 

     |     MSQ Information regarding COVID-19 Checklists and Protocols