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 February 2022!
Ellwood Motorcycle Tours (Cairns, Tropical North Queensland Region, QLD)
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Explore, escape to, and discover the wonders of some of Australia’s most iconic landscapes with recently ECO certified Nature Tourism Ellwood Motorcycle Tours.
Ellwood Motorcycle Tours run small group motorcycle adventure tours in a range of destinations from the lakes and alpine forests of the Victorian High Country to the tropics of Far-North Queensland to the cattle stations and natural springs of the Northern Territory.
With an emphasis on exploring iconic Australian sites, visitors are provided the opportunity to admire the beauty of the landscape whilst learning how to care for it. Environmental education, waste minimisation and commitment to local culture are at the core of their business ethos.
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Wild Cave Tours (Mole Creek, Launceston and the North Region, TAS)
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Tasmania’s Wild Cave Tours are carving out their place in the ecotourism industry.
Having just achieved Ecotourism certification, Wild Cave Tours offer ‘mild’ and ‘wild’ tours to Mole Creek’s World Heritage listed caves. Tours are restricted to small groups, giving visitors the chance to personalise their experience; with options ranging from easy walking passages to climbing and squeezy caving and inclusions such as cave photography, glow-worms and adventure challenges.
Environmental and cultural interpretation are at the core of Wild Cave Tours’ caving experiences and provide visitors with the opportunity to actively collaborate in conservation efforts. Wild Cave Tours aim to reduce their environmental impact through continuous innovation and by caring for the surrounding land to increase its resilience.
Don’t miss out on visiting this unique World Heritage site – book a tour now!
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See Victoria like never before with Explore Australia Tours who recently achieved Nature Tourism Certification for their range of southern Victorian tours. With a wide range of options available, you can explore the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas on their sightseeing tours, enjoy a dip in the Peninsula Hot Springs or waddle along with the little Penguins on their French and Philip Islands tour. Alternatively, if wining and dining is more to your taste, you can indulge in one of their food and wine tours or take part in their High Tea on the Sea experience.
Explore Australia Tours has partnered with Greenfleet to offset their carbon emissions through a native reforestation program. Additionally, environmentally friendly practices, such as minimising paper usage and recycling, are encouraged for their visitors and staff and tour group sizes are limited to ensure their environmental impact is reduced.
Cover photo: Explore Australia Tours