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Having achieved Ecotourism Certification in 2010, Gwinganna Lifestyle Luxury Retreat has continued its pathway to success by winning multiple awards. Along with excellence in their product offering, these awards recognise Gwinganna’s ecological achievements and commitment to sustainable practices and conservation. Gwinganna offers itself as a green alternative when competing in international awards competitions. In 2016, the resort won the International Spa Innovate Award in the Experiences category, the Eco-Spa of the year award with AsiaSpa awards and was the best the luxury destination spa in Australia with World Luxury Spa Awards.
We would like to acknowledge the efforts of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, an Ecotourism Certified operator, in contributing to conservation breeding programs aimed at reintroducing endangered species into the wild.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has always been a favorite stop for domestic and international tourists visiting New South Wales and they were recently recognised as the state’s top tourist attraction at the New South Wales Tourism Awards, making them a major draw card for visitors to the region. In addition, the recently opened African Savannah exhibit, allowing nature-lovers to experience an African safari-style experience without leaving New South Wales, is the talk of the town!
Where do you find a secluded, 4.5 star architect-designed beach house that offers seclusion and simple elegance by the sea - just for you? Yondah!
Conservationists across Africa have a new tool to aid their efforts to save some of the planet’s most magnificent creatures. For over 200 years, if not longer, these animals have been hunted remorselessly. First as trophies to be stuffed and mounted, then for their horns, their ivory, pelts, and for pseudo-medicinal purposes in the far east. Still more are taken as cubs in the case of big cats, and sold to the middle east and other parts as pets.
We are proud to announce that Ecotourism Australia board member and leading ecotourism industry spokesman, Peter Cochrane, has been elected to represent Oceania for a four-year term on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Governing Council.
Guest news story, courtesy of Jenny Lawrence at Gippsland High Country Tours.
As part of our commitment to Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism, Gippsland High Country Tours believes that our tour experiences should give something back to local communities and most importantly to the environments we visit.