Congratulations To Wakarla Glass Gorge Tours

Congratulations to Wakarla Glass Gorge Tours for achieving Nature Tourism Certification for their Camping Accommodation and Tag Along Tours.

Situated just five hours north of Adelaide in the Flinders Ranges, Wakarla Glass Gorge Tours offer guests the opportunity to explore the spectacular landscape and learn about the fascinating Indigenous history attached to the area, led by local Adnyamathanha guides, Reg and Auntie Enice.

Discover authentic Indigenous arts, history and culture while listening to Reg and Auntie Enice share the Dreaming Stories of their ancestors. Guests on tour have private access to the historic Oratunga Station in the Northern Flinders Ranges, and enjoy the opportunity to see ancient rock engravings, not assessable to the general public. Also available are Bush Camping or Shearers Quarters accommodation for the ultimate outback experience; join Reg and Auntie Enice around the camp fire as they share their stories and knowledge of the Flinders Ranges.

Wakarla Glass Gorge Tours operate with the principle aim to avoid environmental harm and minimise their impact, while maximising care for the environment and guest experience. They strive to continually improve their environmental performance, and regularly support local communities and organisations with established environmental programs and policies, like land management and catchment groups. The in depth interpretation offered on their tours educate guests to develop an appreciation and understanding of the Flinders Ranges and reduce their environmental footprint in sensitive bush areas.

Discover your adventurous spirit on popular walking trails around Wilpena Pound, watch as eagles soar overhead and spot the rare and threatened yellow footed rock wallabies hidden in rocky outcrops.

To find out more about Wakarla Glass Gorge Tours, visit their website.

Skytrek Willow Springs Station Achieve Nature Tourism Certification

Nature Tourism CertifiedCongratulations to Skytrek Willow Springs Station for achieving Nature Tourism certification!

Willow Springs Station is a typical working sheep station in the Flinders Ranges that offers true bush hospitality and quiet, secluded settings. They offer private and comfortable accommodation for small or large groups, and bush campsites with amenities. In addition to their accommodation offering, Willow Springs also offer 4WDing on the popular Skytrek, Guided 4WD tours on and off the property, and marked walking trails.

The Reynolds family have been operating the Station, and now the ecotourism destination, since the mid-1900’s. They strive to educate their guests on sustainability, and encourage them to reduce their carbon footprint, while offering a unique and genuine bush experience. The Reynolds family also work closely with the Ecosystems Management Understanding Program (EMU), a South Australian initiative to gain greater awareness of ecosystem components and linkages, and take a holistic approach to property management beyond the property boundary, that is improving production, environmental and social outcomes. Check out the video below, which highlights their efforts with the EMU program.

Find out more about Skytrek Willow Springs Station here.

Find out more about ECO certification here.