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The World Whale Conference is taking place in October this year, toward the tail end of the whale watching season, and aims to bring together researchers, conservation groups, artists and tourism operators to create a united community around whales. With this year’s theme being “Journeys That Inspire Change,” now is a great time to go whale watching with an Ecotourism Australia certified operator to make sure your next journey is making a positive change with sustainable whale watching.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Yuraygir Walking Experiences and congratulate them on achieving Advanced Ecotourism certification on four of their tours!
Australian tourism is known for its sun, surf and sand. What is often overlooked are the fantastic underground experiences that can be found throughout Australia. Whether you are an adventurous traveller seeking a deep dive into the heart of the earth or just seeking a memorable event venue, this guide has something for everyone looking for a different underground Australian experience.
In case you hadn’t realised, the seasons have changed and we’re now officially in autumn in Australia. Whilst in some parts of the country the summer weather is slow to disappear and it may not be too late to get your beach fix, in other parts the cooler days will have you already dreaming of your next summer’s beach escapes. To help you with the dreaming, we thought we’d give you our top five Australian islands you may not have heard about. On each one, you’ll have the chance to enjoy an ECO certified experience (or more), meaning that you can soak up the sun, discover something new and know that your visit is not going to cost the earth… or stop you from returning to your new favourite island in years to come.
We are excited to welcome our newest certified operator, Cape Tribulation Horse Rides, who have just achieved Ecotourism Certification for their horse rides, Polaris UTV Afternoon Tour, Polaris Electric UTV Night Adventure and Quad Bike Eco Walk.
Where mountains, blanketed in the spectacular rainforests of Far North Queensland, meet the ocean of the Coral Sea and splendour of the Great Barrier Reef, there lies a stunning national treasure. Thala Beach Nature Reserve is an isolated eco-resort, perfectly positioned on a secluded stretch of coastline, giving guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the surrounding natural grandeur and abundance of nature-based activities on offer.
When giving has always been an ingrained family value, it’s only natural that it’s incorporated into the way you do business – especially if your business has been family owned for over 7 decades.
When delegates of Global Eco Conference 2017 walked through Adelaide Zoo and heard – as if orchestrated – a zoo keeper asking a group of children "Does anyone know what I mean when I say reduce, reuse, recycle?” it was obvious the conference organisers had got the venue right.
Congratulations to Whitsunday Bliss for achieving Ecotourism Certification. We’re thrilled to have you on board!
[CORRECTION: This article originally stated that Professor Ross Dowling OAM received his Honorary Life Membership in 2015. This has been changed to the correct year of 2013.]