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Tanned skin, at least in Western cultures, has long been considered a sign of beauty and wealth. On the other hand, Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with two out of three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer at some point throughout their life. Many people use sunscreen in their everyday life, and it has been proven that long-term use of sun protection will help to prevent skin cancer.
Australia’s east coast is a bucket list destination for nature lovers and adventurers from afar, however many travellers embark on the backpacker budget itinerary with little thought for the environment. Here are our suggestions for a backpacker itinerary of the east coast where you can not only pack light but also tread light by selecting ECO certified products and tours.
Congratulations to our newest certified operator, Surf Sessions, for achieving Ecotourism certification for their surfing lessons.
Congratulations to Reefstar Cruises for achieving Ecotourism Certification for their Relax and Explore Cruise and the Ultimate Experience Cruise!
With the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef on one side and Ningaloo Reef on the other, Australia is a top destination for exploring the underwater world. But Queensland and Western Australia are not the only destinations where you can see beautiful corals in Australia.
The tourism industry is constantly evolving and whilst we recognise the need for operators to implement responsible practices, it is also important for travellers to minimise their carbon footprint and to travel responsibly. The packing and planning process of a holiday is an exciting time, but sustainability considerations are often not front of mind. By implementing a few of these easy ideas, you’ll be able to travel more cheaply, more easily and with less of an impact on the places you visit.
Congratulations to Epic Ocean Adventures on achieving Nature Tourism certification for their Kayaking Tours, Stand up Paddle Lessons, Surf Lessons and Kitesurfing lessons!
The obvious activities that come into mind for a trip to the reef are snorkelling and scuba diving. But not everyone wants to swim, and tourism operators know that. Here’s a selection of activities that will let you experience the reef without putting your fins on or even getting wet.