Tallebudgera Beach School

Tallebudgera Beach School is located in a unique aquatic environment rich in indigenous history.  The Yugambeh people, traditional owners of the land, gathered at Tallebudgera Creek, estuary, surf beach and Burleigh Hill in an annual celebration steeped in traditional and customs.

This site was also used as a wartime rest and recreation facility for armed service personnel, and then Beach Camps for bush school children commenced in the 1950s.  It has developed into Queensland’s premier recreational and outdoor education venue.

Since 1966, children from all over Queensland have participated in the Tallebudgera Beach School’s traditional camp program.  Over 8,000 students attend 5 day camps each year at what is the best aquatic adventure site in Australia.

Aquatic Adventure, Surf Safety, Personal Development, Problem Solving, Team Building, Leadership and Indigenous Culture activities dominate the “Beach School” program.

Tallebudgera Beach School, an Education Queensland Outdoor Education Centre, is the largest Surf Education School in Australia.


Did You Know?

  • As well as Surf Awareness Residential Camp Programs our organisation also delivers Day Programs, Currumbin Farm Campus Programs, and is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
  • All on site catering services, including related learning activities for residential clients, are provided by Beach School Staff.
  • Over 17,000 students attend our range of programs each year, supported by over 50 school staff.
  • As of 2011, the Beach School has educated approximately 100 000 primary school students throughout Queensland in surf awareness and aquatic safety.