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QUANDAMOOKA COAST ACHIEVES ECO AND ROC CERTIFICATION

20 October 2020 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Quandamooka Coast for achieving ECO and ROC Certifications for its Yalingbila Whale Tours and Cultural Guided Land Based Walks. Quandamooka Coast is the tourism arm of QYAC (Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation) who also operate ECO certified Redlands Kayak Tours and ECO, ROC and Climate Action certified Minjerribah Camping.

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BAREFOOT TOURS ACHIEVES A HAT TRICK OF CERTIFICATION

9 June 2020 | 0 Comments

You know an operator is committed to the principles of ecotourism when they achieve Advanced Ecotourism, Climate Action Business and Respecting our Culture (ROC) certification all on their first attempt. We are very proud to welcome Cairns-based Barefoot Tours to the Ecotourism Australia family!

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10 UNEXPECTED INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCES TO ADD TO YOUR BUCKET LIST

3 June 2020 | 0 Comments

In Australia, we’re lucky to have the world’s oldest living culture in our very own backyard. This culture is as rich in its diversity as it is deep in its spirituality, full of colourful characters, engrossing stories and life lessons passed down from generations. For many travellers in Australia, things like seeing Indigenous dance or music performances, visiting rock art sites or going on bush tucker tours are common experiences. But if you think they are the only ways you can get an insight into Indigenous culture, think again!

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THE JOY OF RUNNING A BUSINESS SUSTAINABLY

11 November 2019 | 0 Comments

When you speak to Toni Brennan, CEO of multi-award-winning tour company Fun Over Fifty, a few things strike you about her simultaneously: her dedication to excellence, her undeniable commitment to sustainable tourism and her humour.

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WELCOME TO OUR HOME

15 July 2019 | 0 Comments

Just Cruisin 4WD Tours understands that you haven’t experienced Australia if you haven’t seen it through Indigenous eyes. Ranging from 5-day to 13-day tours, guests are given the opportunity to see Australia in the most authentic, raw way possible on Just Cruisin’s Aboriginal Cultural Tours.

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INPUT AND RECOGNITION EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

9 July 2019 | 0 Comments

Respecting Our Culture certified, cultivated by a passionate team and managed by the Indigenous community, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation Nature Park provides a platform for Indigenous culture to come alive.

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AN IMMERSIVE ISLAND EXPERIENCE

28 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Yura! David Thelander of Straddie Kingfisher Tours tells us this is one of his favourite Indigenous words. It means welcome, and it originates from the local community of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island).  Welcome is exactly how Dave (commonly known as Barefoot Dave by the locals) aims for all of his guests to feel when they step foot onto the beautiful, culturally rich and nature abundant island of Minjerribah. Straddie Kingfisher Tours is an Indigenous-owned company that has set out to not only showcase the copious amounts of wildlife residing on the island but also to provide a uniquely authentic Indigenous immersive experience. 

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AN HONOURABLE MISSION

25 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Passion is contagious and the team at Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours’ passion is second to none. This team oozes positivity, a love for what they do, but most of all a deep pride in their roots. Wajaana Yaam is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated. This not only provides direct employment for local community members but also creates an authentic experience for the guests who participate in their stand-up paddle board tours and walks.

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INDIGENOUS TOURISM: BEST PRACTICE EXAMPLES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

12 June 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages, and to celebrate, we’re delving into the world of Indigenous tourism and how this can support the preservation of cultures and languages. Whether or not you’ve already read our introductory piece on this topic, we thought we’d set the scene by sharing some best practice examples of successful Indigenous tourism projects from around the world. We’ll then be sharing some of our favourite Indigenous ecotourism stories from our own backyard through the Ecotourism: Celebrating Language and Culture series. For more information on any of the below projects, check out their websites.

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INDIGENOUS TOURISM, A WAY TO BE IMMERSED IN THE CULTURE AND NATURE OF A COUNTRY.

18 March 2019 | 0 Comments

WHAT IS INDIGENOUS TOURISM AND HOW CAN WE WORK WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE?

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