Congratulation to Wolgan Valley Eco Tours for achieving Advanced Ecotourism certification!
Congratulation to Wolgan Valley Eco Tours for achieving Advanced Ecotourism certification for their tours- Petries Gully Nature Walk, Wollemi Twilight Wildlife Tours, Glow Worm Tunnel Hike, Donkey Mountain Hike and Newnes Shale Oil Refinery Ruins Walking Tour in the Wolgan Valley, NSW.
Wolgan Valley Eco Tours (WVET) offers a collection of premium guided walks and hikes ranging in length from 1.5 hours, to half days and full day. From Petries Gully’s cultural wonders to the panoramic views on the Glow Worm Tunnel Hike, or the historic ruins of the Newnes Shale Oil Refinery contrasting to Wolgan Valley’s most iconic landmark Donkey Mountain, these walks offer a unique way to experience Wolgan Valley’s varied landscapes.
With an emphasis on small tour group sizes (maximum six people), WVET provides guests with a more personal experience, which allows for greater interaction between guest and guide, whilst ensuring minimal impact on the environment.
WVET believe that with knowledge comes understanding. They demonstrate and implement this philosophy throughout their operations by providing educational and relevant information to guests on minimal impact activities, encourage guests to make a meaningful and emotional connection to the areas visited which can create increased awareness and appreciation of the unique natural environmental and signification cultural heritage.
WVET conduct conservation monitoring and research which includes regular wildlife research on the Wollemi Twilight Wildlife Tour. This research is then submitted via WomSAT and Birdlife Australia with flora and fauna (identified under the Threatened Species Act) that are sighted on tours.
A Waste Management Plan has been developed and implement which includes involvement in a regional recycling scheme, limiting the amount of materials, such as plastics used which reduces the amount of waste produced. WVET also calculate and record their carbon emissions and carbon footprint to ensure that impacts from the business are monitored and reduced where possible.