Following the announcement of the 2017 State Election, Ecotourism Australia is encouraging candidates and voters to put tourism, and specifically nature based tourism, at the top of their agenda.
Australia’s most accessible wilderness destination, the Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales (NSW), has joined the ranks of Ecotourism Australia’s Certified Destinations, showcasing its commitment to best practice sustainable tourism in protected areas.
Congratulations to 1770 Reef for Achieving Advanced Ecotourism Certification for Tours- Lady Musgrave, Pancake Creek, and Fitzroy Lagoon!
Based in the town of 1770, 1770 Reef provide nature based day trips to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, including Lady Musgrave Island, Pancake Creek and Fitzroy Lagoon. 1770 Reef’s high-speed catamaran, Emelie, will take guests to world class snorkel and dive locations. Visiting Lady Musgrave Island, a 14 hectares coral cay, guests are invited to view the local marina life, including turtles and manta rays, in the pristine water of the coral fringed Lady Musgrave Lagoon. This is the perfect location to explore Australia’s Southern Great Barrier Reef first hand.
EcoNorfolk Foundation is a non-profit organisation based on Norfolk Island, which is dedicated to promoting ecologically sustainable development on Norfolk Island.
The 4th of October 2017 is World Animal Day and we would like to acknowledge and celebrate a few of our certificated operators who contribute and support this year’s mission- ‘To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe’.
Best of Queensland Experiences – A world-first marketing initiative to show the very best of Queensland’s Tourism Experiences
From diving on the Great Barrier Reef to exploring the breathtaking beaches of the Whitsunday Islands or walking in the footsteps of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors – Queensland offers some of the best tourism experiences in the world.
The My Green Butler project has been acknowledged by the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) as a worthy sustainable tourism project and has been featured in their annual magazine. Ecotourism Australia has been supporting the project and is happy to celebrate its success.