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We are very pleased to announce that 63 of our members and operators have won at least one award in the 2016 State Tourism Awards. Over the last couple of weeks each state has hosted their 2016 National Tourism awards night, selecting one gold winner and in some cases silver and bronze medallists in an array of different categories such as Major Tourist Attractions, Cultural Tourism, Adventure Tourism and last but not least, Ecotourism.
Congratulations to Palace Adventures on Achieving Ecotourism Certification!
Guest news story, courtesy of Sheila Brunskill at Billabong Sanctuary.
Billabong Sanctuary is delighted to announce the opening of a stunning new semi-arid desert display. The star attraction is a pair of greater bilbies-- giving visitors a rare glimpse into the lives of these endangered marsupials.
Affordable Yacht Charters (AYC) have achieved Ecotourism Certification for Townsville Whale Watching (TWW) and their outstanding commitment to marine tourism in the Palm Islands.
Overnight sailing tour Whitehaven Adventures has achieved our highest ECO certification - Advanced Ecotourism - for their commitment to nature conservation and interpretation in the Whitsunday Islands.
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.
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!
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.