DOWN UNDER DISCOVERIES ACHIEVES ECOTOURISM CERTIFICATION
Operating from Porongurup in Western Australia, Down Under Discoveries is a family owned tour company that offers a range of immersive tours and experiences within the Perth and Albany region. Their tours include hiking activities, photography, wine tasting, camel riding, sand boarding, snorkeling, caving and much more.
Down Under Discoveries now boast four certified eco tours, from full day tours through one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world to nature immersion experiences that aim to create connection, awareness and an understanding of nature and self. Certified tours include:
- Discover Porongurup Range (full day) – for granite domes, breathtaking views and wineries
- Torndirrup National Park and Bay Highlights (full day) – for rugged coastlines, natural attractions, wind farms and history
- Walpole Wilderness to the Highlights of Denmark (full day) – for wilderness, cliffs, trees and delicious treats
- Nature Immersion – for wellness, mindfulness, sensory activities and rejuvenation
Prior to achieving ECO certification with Ecotourism Australia, Down Under Discoveries had already developed a commendable commitment to sustainability. The company has formed extensive partnerships with local sustainable suppliers, community and conservation groups to develop their tourism products and promote a sustainable industry and community.
Additionally, Down Under Discoveries engages in several sustainable initiatives such as measuring their carbon footprint, citizen science projects, the development of sustainable travel guidelines and a partnership with GreenFleet that sees $2 from every tour purchased go into carbon offsets, showing their continued commitment to sustainability and improvement as an ecotourism operator.
We are very happy to welcome Down Under Discoveries to the Ecotourism Australia community and congratulate them again on achieving Ecotourism Certification!
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