The Great Barrier Reef is a listed World Heritage Area and easily accessible for high quality tourism experiences. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is the Australian Government agency responsible for management of the Marine Park so it is protected for the future.

GBRMPA encourage tourism operations to adopt high standards for protection, presentation and partnership within the Marine Park. They do this in partnership with Ecotourism Australia, through a recognised ECO certification program which manages and audits these high standards. ECO Certified operators go ‘above and beyond’ for the Reef and their actions and leadership make them a High Standard Tourism operator. GBRMPA strongly recommends High Standard Tourism operators for their commitment to minimal impacts on the environment and quality presentation of the Reef’s World Heritage values.


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