When the world’s largest adventure travel company gets all of its Australian tours Ecotourism certified, there’s a sense of excitement in the air: ecotourism is big, and it’s changing the way tourism operates. Together, we are making a difference for our planet, and for the people who live on it - through adventure, exploration and travel that doesn’t cost the earth.
Tourism Noosa is the official tourism organisation for the Noosa Council region on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, covering Noosa Heads and Noosaville, Sunshine and Peregian Beaches and Tewantin; as well as the hinterland towns of Boreen Point, Cooroy, Pomona, Cooran and Kin.
This Saturday night at 8.30pm, cities all around the world will turn their lights off for one hour and turn their attention to planet Earth. Beginning in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has rapidly become a global movement where hundreds of millions of people across the globe come together to demand greater action on climate change. Since its introduction 11 years ago, the event had grown to unite over 7,000 cities and towns across 187 countries and territories making Earth Hour, a staple of environmental awareness for the future of our planet.
Easter: the wonderful time of year when all diets go out the window and the temptation to eat twice your body weight in chocolate is almost unavoidable.
THE BUCKET LIST FILES | VOL 3 REGION X, NEW SOUTH WALES [Advanced Ecotourism, Respecting our Culture & Climate Action Business Certified]
THE EXPERIENCE | DID YOU SAY KAYAKING WITH WHALES?
THE BUCKET LIST FILES | VOL. 2 CALYPSO STAR CHARTERS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA [Advanced Ecotourism Certified & Climate Action Leader]
THE EXPERIENCE | TURNING FEAR INTO FASCINATION
This week, people all around the country took part in Clean Up Australia Day activities. It’s a day that has become Australia’s biggest community-based environmental event, based on the vision of one “average Australian bloke”. Ian Kiernan began the event after being a solo yachtsman and being shocked and appalled by the increasing amount of rubbish discarded in our precious oceans. This motivated Ian to take a stand by organising Clean Up Sydney Harbour Day in 1989. The event received a massive response from the public that one year later the event became nationwide with over 288,000 tonnes rubbish collected over the past 27 years.
If Ecotourism Australia were a state, it would have come second in Friday night’s 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards tally in Perth, proving that ecotourism is more than just a niche industry in Australia.