Having achieved Ecotourism Certification in 2010, Gwinganna Lifestyle Luxury Retreat has continued its pathway to success by winning multiple awards. Along with excellence in their product offering, these awards recognise Gwinganna’s ecological achievements and commitment to sustainable practices and conservation. Gwinganna offers itself as a green alternative when competing in international awards competitions. In 2016, the resort won the International Spa Innovate Award in the Experiences category, the Eco-Spa of the year award with AsiaSpa awards and was the best the luxury destination spa in Australia with World Luxury Spa Awards.
Nomads Fraser Island Tours has exciting and captivating 4WD tours on the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island. These tours are 3 days and 2 nights or 2 days and 1 night, which are essentially guided tours of Fraser Island led by experienced, local guides that show the different aspects of the island whilst providing information on the cultural and natural history. You can cruise around 75 Mile Beach, which is the island's official road! Enjoy bush walks, refreshing swims at Eli Creek, Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby and much more.
In the lead up to National Sorry Day 26th May and National Reconciliation Week 27th-3rd June, Ecotourism Australia would like to highlight our valued operators who hold Respecting Our Culture certification. Ecotourism Australia and our Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certified operators recognise the integral relationship between our remarkable Australian landscapes and Indigenous peoples.
A warm welcome to our newest Business Member Deep Blue Digital.
Sourcing environmentally friendly products and adopting sustainable supply chain practices can reduce your environmental impact and encourage environmentally friendly habits. Some of our Business Members have developed products and services designed to reduce costs, waste and carbon emissions – all from the comfort of the kitchen. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight a few of these initiatives aimed at contributing to a sustainable food system and demonstrating responsible environmental practices.
Ecotourism Australia would like to congratulate Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay for achieving Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certification!
We would like to acknowledge the efforts of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, an Ecotourism Certified operator, in contributing to conservation breeding programs aimed at reintroducing endangered species into the wild.
Financing options are available for clean energy projects in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment area through The Clean Energy Finance Corporation's (CEFC) Reef Funding Program. The $1 billion investment program makes finance options available for projects which support the delivery of the Government's Reef 2050 plan, with an aim to bring benefits to support the long-term health of the Great Barrier Reef.
It is that time of year again - nominations are opening for State Tourism Awards across the country!
If you’re nominating for awards this year, be sure to keep an eye on the key dates in your State and take advantage of any workshops and resources available to you.