Ecotourism and ROC certification achieved by Kingfisher Tours

Congratulations to Kingfisher Tours our latest tourism operator to be awarded ECO Certification at the Ecotourism level as well as ROC certification.

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Kingfisher Tours is a proudly locally owned and operated scenic flight specialist located in Kununurra. Their range of tours are designed to showcase the very best of Australia’s spectacular landscape, history and cultural heritage.

The following products are certified:

Bungle Bungle Explorer Tours

Explore the world famous Bungle Bungles as well as some other unique highlights along the way. Lake Argyle, the Argyle Diamond Mine, Cockburn Ranges, Wyndham and the Cambridge Gulf are all showcased making these flights a most spectacular and memorable experience.

Coastal Explorer Tours

Coastal flights that offer a truly panoramic experience of our rugged north, with its mighty river systems, majestic waterfalls and stunning coastline and beaches. Ground tours are included at Kalumburu community and Mitchell Plateau airfield along with refreshments.

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To find out more about Kingfisher Tours visit their website here.

For more information on Ecotourism Australia’s certification and certified operators visit our website.

T-QUAL launches the Q-Factor Campaign

T-QUAL Accreditation is celebrating the people and the passion that represent Australia’s symbol of tourism quality, the T-QUAL Tick, through its ‘Q-Factor’ campaign launched today. The campaign puts the spotlight on quality tourism by showcasing some of the unique personalities at the heart of the tourism industry.

The T-QUAL Tick helps consumers to make more informed choices by being able to readily identify Australia’s quality tourism products and services.

Tourism businesses that carry the T-QUAL Tick have undergone rigorous assessment to ensure they deliver a quality experience. These businesses are members of quality assurance schemes, such as ECO and ROC certification programs, that have met the requirements of T-QUAL Accreditation.

Some of Ecotourism Australia’s certified operators will be featured in the campaign:

Full media release available here.

Coodlie Park achieves Advanced Ecotourism and ROC certification

PagePictures_Attraction02Congratulations to Coodlie Park for achieving Advanced Ecotourism and Respecting Our Culture (ROC) certification for Coodlie Park Farm Retreat, and for their ‘Australian Wildlife Adventures’ tours; Nullarbor Traveller, Great Australian Bight Safaris and Xplore Eyre.

images Situated on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Coodlie Park Farm Retreat offers three unique accommodation types; private cottages, budget dormitories and bush camping, all with access to a private beach and peaceful bush environment. There is also plenty of Aussie wildlife that call the Coodlie surrounds home and are regularly sighted nearby.

ROC LogoCoodlie Park is also a member of YHA, making it a part of the worldwide network of accredited International Hostels, and a registered Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF) Host Farm.

Australian Wildlife Adventures offer experiences for all types. Nullarbor Traveller tours operate wildlife camping adventures between Adelaide and Perth for budget travellers, ranging from three to ten days in length. If you’re prefer a few more creature comforts, Great Australian Bight Safaris offer two to nine day, medium budget, all-inclusive, accommodated tours between Port Lincoln and Perth with a destination focus on the Eyre Peninsula. Alternatively, Xplore Eyre provides a more exclusive, personalised tour product with tailored two to eight day tours for groups of two to seven people. Each tour combines local knowlegde, fresh produce, and some amazing experiences.

There’s something for everyone at Coodlie Park!

To find out more about Coodlie Park, click here.

To find out more about Ecotourism Australia certification, click here.

Under Down Under Tours ROCk Tassie tourism

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Ecotourism Australia would like to send out a big congratulations to Under Down Under Tours, the first tourism operator in Tasmania to achieve our Respecting Our Culture (ROC) certification.

Under Down Under has held Advanced Ecotourism Certification for fifteen of their tour products for a number of years and is also an Ecotourism Australia Green Travel Leader. They are pioneers for budget adventure tourism in Tasmania and pride themselves in offering relaxed and unforgettable experiences with minimal impact on the fragile and unique Tasmanian environment.

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Under Down Under offer a wide range of adventure tour experiences, with a focus on respecting natural environments, for independent travellers, backpackers and small groups. Ranging from day trips to 9-day expeditions, tours cover all the Tassie highlights and offer optional extras for those seeking a more challenging and adventurous experience.

To find out more about Down Under Tours or to book your own Tasmanian tour, click here.

To find out more about ROC certification, click here.

Bay of Plenty Lodges achieve ROC Certification

Respecting our Culture (ROC) Certification awarded to Bay of Plenty Lodges.

Congratulations to Bay of Plenty Lodges located in Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW for achieving ROC Certification to add to their Advanced Ecotourism Certification.

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Bay of Plenty Lodges derives its name from the Aboriginal word “Booderee” meaning ‘bay of plenty’ or ‘plenty of fish’.  Offering a range of stylish 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self contained cottages, cabins and units, all accommodation comes with detailed interpretation and resources for guests on the importance of the national park, the traditional owners and aboriginal history.  Bay of Plenty Lodges also provide a range of aboriginal focused education for children to learn about during their stay.

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For information on ROC Certification, please visit our website.

To view Bay of Plenty Lodges, please see their website. 

Diamantina Touring Company Becomes ROC Certified

Diamantina Touring has added ROC Certification to its already existing Advanced Ecotourism Certification.

ROC LogoThe tour operator has led multi award winning expeditions to the Australian Outback inviting guests to discover secluded gorges, alpine wilderness and vast deserts. Tours also involve learning about the unique local flora and fauna and understanding aboriginal culture.

Diamantina Touring has been committed to minimize their environmental footprint and to promote Indigenous culture and history. Their reputation relies on the minimal impact their business has had on the visited areas over 10 years’ practice. Their tours are conducted by knowledgeable guides aiming at inspiring visitors environmentally and their new ROC Certification is certainly a guarantee of their commitment to also inspire visitors culturally.

For more information about ROC Certification, visit our website.

For more information about Diamantina Touring, visit their website.