Following its induction into the SA Tourism Awards Hall of Fame last year, Yondah Beach House was named Australia's Best Deluxe Accommodation (for the second time!) at the 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin. Ecotourism Australia would like to acknowledge and congratulate the efforts of its owners, Michele Bain and Nick Cureton, for conducting their business in an environmentally responsible manner.
We would like to extend warm congratulations to Gang Gang Tours for achieving Nature Tourism Certification for three of their products: Customised Private Group Tour, the 6 Day/5 Night Altitude to Sea Level Tour and the 4 Day/3 Night Snowy Mountains Hydro Majestic Tour!
Whale Watch Western Australia is a family owned business running since 1985. They started in pearling on the remote Pilbara & Kimberly coastlines and recently became involved in Whale Watching & Eco Tourism ventures throughout Western Australia, having also been certified with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program.
In a time when estimates are that one in three new small businesses in Australia fail in their first year of operation, two out of four by the end of the second year, and three out of four by the fifth-year certified ecotourism businesses seem to bucking the trend. A third of ecotourism Australia members have reached the milestone of at least ten years of continuous certification!
Congratulation to All Seasons Houseboats for achieving Nature Tourism certification for their vessel Ruby Luxury.
A very warm welcome to our newest certified operator, Tanja Lagoon Camp (TLC), who have achieved Ecotourism certification for their luxury safari tents; a quintessential ecotourism experience.
We would like to welcome our newest certified operator, Talkabout Tours, having just achieved Ecotourism certification for 3 of their cultural immersion tours; the Bush Tucker and Aussie foods Tour, 40 million years ago to NOW, and Pinnacles Day trip/Camping in the Bush (Moore River, Mundaring).
Ecotourism Australia is excited to announce that the official Regional Tourism Organisation for the Red Centre region in the Northern Territory, Tourism Central Australia, has just achieved Climate Action Business certification!
We would like to welcome our newest certified operator, Margaret River Surf School, for achieving Nature Ecotourism certification for their 2-hour Surf Lessons!