Emu Gully was founded in 1995 by Barry Rodgers OAM, an experienced educator with a passion for our national heritage and helping young people become all they can be.

Emu Gully has established a reputation for delivering the highest quality leadership and team building programs. For many of our clients these have become crucial elements for enhancing culture, developing teamwork and training leaders.

Now employing over 30 staff, and catering for over 15,000 participants each year, we host school groups, sporting and social groups and corporates from across Australia at our campus located near Toowoomba in Southeast Queensland.


At Emu Gully we believe in young people and understand the significance of history. We shape great Australians by challenging the status quo, enlarging capacity, uniting groups and providing opportunities for enhanced personal and team performance. By focusing on the core national values of Courage, Mateship, Sacrifice and Perseverance, our programs provide a hands on history lesson that will shape the future. 

Our core values of Character, Respect, Walk the Talk, Safety and a Can Do Attitude are central to every aspect of our organisation. They enable us to challenge, inspire and empower every person attending to demonstrate character, by delivering quality adventure education programs with stories, values and shared experiences.