On lands occupied by the Nywaigi Aboriginal people for more than 45,000 years, Mungalla Aboriginal Tours shares the history of the area around Ingham, Tropical North Queensland from pre-contact days through to the recent return of the land to the traditional owners. Tours showcase Mungalla Station’s mixed Aboriginal, South Sea Islander and European heritage, providing modern insights into Indigenous culture through powerful, tragic and inspiring stories.
Par Avion is no stranger to ecotourism, having earned its Nature Certification more than four years ago. It operates breathtaking scenic tours throughout eastern, southern and western Tasmania where visitors are offered an exclusive birds-eye-view of the radical Tasmanian landscape.
On 8th August, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary launched a new Kids on Conservation Trail, designed to educate kids about some of Australia’s endangered wildlife. This interactive experience aims to enhance young visitors’ knowledge of bilbies, brush-tailed rock wallabies, the Kroombit tinker frog and other species while exposing them to the Sanctuary’s conservation programs.
Congratulations to Mandigalbay Yidinji Eco Cultural Tours (MYECT) in achieving Nature and Respecting our Culture (ROC) Certifications!
EcoTreasures is helping to clean up critical penguin habitat in the Sydney Harbour catchment area by removing plastic from the beach. Since 2014 the Sydney-based tour company has incorporated voluntary marine debris clean-ups into their Manly Coastal Walks, helping keep plastic and other materials out of an environment that is important for threatened populations of little penguins.
Media release: Ecotourism Australia and the South Australian Tourism Industry Council partner to grow sustainable tourism in South Australia
The South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) and Ecotourism Australia (EA) have signed a new partnership agreement to drive the growth of sustainable tourism in South Australia.
The 24th annual Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference will bring together world leaders on ecotourism, sustainability and responsible tourism from 21-23 November in Hobart, Tasmania. As the longest running ecotourism conference in the world, Global Eco attracts tourism operators, protected area managers, tourism organisations, Indigenous bodies, destination developers, marketers and researchers from across Australia and around the world to further develop the ecotourism industry.
Congratulations to Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari for achieving Ecotourism certification!
Congratulations to Palm Bay Resort for achieving ECO certification! The resort is now certified at the Ecotourism level, our middle tier certification. Ecotourism certification means that the operator’s nature-based tourism offering consistently delivers a quality tourism experience that follows sustainable practices, with an exceptional commitment to protecting the environment.
Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and the effects of global warming are a fact. A large portion of industries contribute to these emissions, some more than others, and likewise, some are affected more than others. Tourism is both.