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Ecotourism Australia

Ecotourism Australia is the peak national body for the ecotourism industry. Ecotourism Australia (EA) is a non-profit organisation, focused on inspiring environmentally sustainable and culturally responsible tourism. Ecotourism Australia (EA) believes that education is important for increasing awareness about the plight of the planet’s environment and the role ecotourism can play in achieving sustainability.

 

 

We benchmarked the Ecotourism Australia label against the GSTC standard

Ecotourism Australia is compliant with following hearts of the staygreencheck:

 

Ecotourism Australia standard performed almost perfect, according to the our staygreencheck methodology. All the accommodations certified by Ecotourism Australia will have the 3 heart staygreencheck. You can recognize them as follows:

 

Eco-certification

Ecotourism Australia (EA) product development tool ‐ ECO certification is a world‐recognized program with a Memorandum of Cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and winner of the ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ Award issued by the World Travel & Tourism Council. Ecotourism Australia’s ECO Certification is awarded to tours, accommodation, and attractions offered by nature-based tourism operators in Australia.

The ECO Certification program assures travelers that certified products are backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences. The ECO Certification Program is divided into three levels: Nature Tourism, Ecotourism, and Advanced Ecotourism.

 

  • The certificate is valid for 3 years.
  • The Ecotourism Australia auditing process is done by independent environmental auditors and executed by  Conservation Volunteers Australia.
  • See the Ecotourism Australia standards here
  • Do you want to know more about Ecotourism Australia click here

 

Best practices

As a certification provider for over 1,500 tourism products, EA delivers and promotes ecologically sound practices at the forefront of the tourism industry.

For Example, The Coodlie Park Farm Retreat is one accommodation which is eco certified by Eco Tourism Australia. The farm is a 100% carbon neutral business, they plant around 1.2 hectares of native vegetation on the property each year! They also hold a native seed collection, which are collected from the property and seeded back into it when needed.

Aquila Eco Lodges

Located at 110 acres of restored land.

Aquila lodges are architect designed eco accommodation, with 4 comfortable bedrooms. Certified as a “Green Travel Leader” by Ecotourism Australia. Aquila Eco Lodges are nestled in 100 acres of virgin bushland, bordered by the Grampians National Park and the Grampians Golf Course. Located 6 kilometers from Dunkeld in the Southern Grampians, the lodges are truly spectacular, and their private setting.

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Crystal Creek Meadows

Located at 1655 Kangaroo Valley Road, Kangaroo Valley, Australia.

Crystal Creek is an eco-accommodation, with 4 comfortable bedrooms. winner of the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism. Crystal Creek Meadows Luxury Cottages are a 3-minute drive from Kangaroo Valley’s shops, restaurants and cafes. It is a 15-minute drive to Berry and Fitzroy Falls.

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Ramada Resort by Wyndham Eco Beach Broome

Located at Lot 323 Yardoogarra, Great Northern Highway, Broome, Australia.

  The accommodation includes 25 beautifully appointed, self-sustaining Eco Villas interlinked by over 1km of elevated wooden boardwalks, and 30 luxurious safari-style Eco Tents. Certified as Nature Tourism, Tourism in natural areas that leaves minimal impact on the environment. Directly located on the beach our resort offers something for everyone.  Stay with family and friends in one of our Eco Villas or spend a couple of nights in an Eco Tents to get close to nature.

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Heron Island Resort

Located at Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island, Australia.

The 109 rooms at the Heron Island Resort feature bright living areas, which open onto balconies or terraces with forest or sea views. Heron Island has been awarded an Advanced Eco-Certification by Ecotourism Australia. Fitness Room/Gym, Swimming pool, Massage / Beauty Centre, Tennis Courts, Private beach, Garden, Scuba Diving, Water Activities, Fishing, Massage, Spa & Wellness Centre, Body Treatments, Pool Outdoor.

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