About Ecotourism Australia

Ecotourism Australia is the peak national body for the ecotourism industry. It was formed in 1991 as a not-for-profit organisation and has significantly contributed to long term environmental sustainability on a national and global level through its ground breaking and world class ECO, EcoGuide, ROC and Climate Action Certification programs.

Our Vision

“To inspire environmentally sustainable and culturally responsible tourism”

What is green travel?

Green travel, ecotourism, sustainable tourism and responsible travel are all names that are used to explain travel which helps protect the natural and cultural environment of the places visited.

The potential negative effects of tourism are both local and global and taking a green approach to travel is an easy way to protect the amazing places visited, while also providing a more rewarding, authentic travel experience, inspiring greater connections with people and places.

Contrary to common belief, you don’t necessarily have to pay more in order to travel green.

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Congratulations To Ocean Park Aquarium

Congratulations to Ocean Park Aquarium for achieving Ecotourism certification for their Aquarium Tours and 4WD Adventure Tours.

Ocean Park is an award-winning, Eco-friendly aquarium located on the shores of the Shark Bay Marine Park in Western Australia. Guests may explore the wonders of the marine park with a marine scientist on a fun, highly educational guided tour of the aquarium. In the company of a marine scientists, guests are guaranteed a fun and highly educational experience, as they watch shark feeding, meet rescued sea turtles, and see venomous sea snakes and stonefish. Alternatively, guests can take a 4WD tour exploring the rugged terrain of the World Heritage listed Shark Bay, Steep Point, and Francois Person National Park on a fully guided eco tour.

Ocean Park Aquarium has a comprehensive Environmental Policy to ensure they operate in the most sustainable way possible. The Ocean Park is powered by one of the largest private solar installations in Western Australia, generating 273 kilowatt hours each day. The installation powers the parks lighting and pump systems, as well as a reverse osmosis desalination unit for generating fresh water. The educational guided tours of Ocean Park Aquarium engage the public in sustainable thinking by promoting ecosystem understanding. They also look out for the environment in which they operate by contributing to the conservation objectives of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Shark Bay Marine Park, Francois Peron National Park and Edel Land. The Ocean Park is also a rehabilitation centre for injured marine reptiles, working with the WA Department of Parks and Wildlife to care for injured marine life and release them back into the wild.

To find out more about Ocean Park Aquarium, please visit their website.

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