It takes dedication and passion to pave the way for a sustainable future. By beginning their ECO Certification journey, tourism operators can ensure they are putting in place effective and ethical sustainability practices for the longevity of their operation and the conservation of the natural environment. Here are the tourism operators who completed their criteria and achieved certification in October 2021!
North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens (NSW)
A family favourite in Coffs Harbour, North Coast Regional Botanic Garden achieved Ecotourism Certification to ensure the longevity of its subtropical garden paradise. Boasting 20 hectares of Crown Land, the gardens are bound by the glassy Coffs Creek making for a tranquil visit.
The North Coast Regional Botanic Garden hosts a wide range of subtropical plants ranging from rainforest species, to international species, and even safeguarding a selection of rare and endangered Australian species for visitors to appreciate.
With 5 kilometres of boardwalks and paths, most of these pathways are wheelchair accessible for a relaxing weekend activity. Why not try the Sensory Garden to experience the flourishing flora with all of your senses? Find our what else they have in store on Facebook!
Coffs Coast Mountain Retreat (NSW)
Our new Nature Tourism certified eco-stay Coffs Coast Mountain Retreat is the private nature getaway we all need. Tucked into the tranquil subtropical and bushland surroundings of Lowanna, New South Wales, this eco-friendly accommodation prides itself on the five acres of untouched, natural environment that surrounds their two beautiful properties available to book.
Coffs Coast Mountain Retreat recognise that the natural environment is their home and they do everything they can to minimise their impact. Their solar panels and energy-efficient light-bulbs cut CO2 emissions, while food and paper products are composted to feed their gardens. They hope they inspire you to be wise about your carbon footprint too!