Torquay Surfing Academy achieves Ecotourism certification

Ecotourism CertifiedCongratulations to Torquay Surfing Academy for achieving Ecotourism certification.

Torquay Surfing Academy offers surf lessons and equipment hire at various locations along Victoria’s Surf Coast, with their primary office based in Torquay. They offer sessions for beginners to advanced surfers, and lessons are available in a variety of different formats including; one-on-one coaching, small group sessions, and large school or corporate group sessions. All lessons are performed on local beaches by highly experienced staff and will allow visitors to experience an unforgettable surf lesson!


Torquay Surfing Academy also offer a five day surf camp. All sessions are filmed and photographed and all guests are offered access to footage at the end of the the experience.

To find out more about Torquay Surfing Academy or to book your own lesson, click here.

To find out more about Ecotourism certification, click here.

Great Ocean Road Surf Tours wins Telstra Business Award

Not so long ago we were telling you about Great Ocean Road Surf Tours going from Nature Tourism to Advanced Ecotourism level of certification.

The owner Alistair Lawson is a passionate surfer who offers surfing programs to learners through to surfing die-hards. Alistair is also passionate about his business and the efforts he has been investing in the surfing school have certainly paid off. Great Ocean Road Surf Tours has just won the Telstra Business Awards Victorian Micro-Business Award, which is a fantastic achievement. 

TBA13-VIC0618-Micro-GreatOceanRdSurfWhat started as a hobby has developed into a burgeoning business that offers a range of programs to suit surfers at all levels including day trips, camps for surfing die-hards and learn-to-surf tours. Judges singled out the business for its passion and outstanding product segmentation, which allows for targeted product marketing, and a demonstrated commitment to sustainable environmental practice.

“We are all very passionate about surfing and creating the most sustainable, personalised surf tours possible for our customers. To be recognised by the Telstra Business Awards for all our dedication and hard work is a fantastic feeling especially amongst so many incredible businesses.” – Alistair Lawson, Owner/ Director Great Ocean Road Surf Tours.

Ecotourism Australia is really proud of such achievements – our certification program involves environmental sustainability as well as high standard business practices and business sustainability. Great Ocean Road Surf Tours and Alistair’s team are certainly an inspiration to follow!

For more information about Great Ocean Road Surf Tours, visit their website.

Great Ocean Road Surf Tours achieves Advanced Ecotourism certification

imagesGreat Ocean Road Surf Tours have now achieved Advanced Ecotourism certification. Previously Nature Tourism certified, the surf school has demonstrated a strong commitment to improve their environmental practices to reach the highest level of Ecotourism Australia certificaiton program.

Located near Great Ocean Road Surf Tours are committed to protect the environment, reducing their carbon footprint and offsetting emissions through the Plant-a-Tree program and are involved in volunteering programs. Their website also features an online Carbon Calculator to work out your holiday emissions.some of Australia’s most popular surfing beaches, the multi-award winning school offers surf lessons for adults and children and takes the course to another level allowing students to make the lessons an unforgettable experience.


For more information about Great Ocean Road Surf Tours or to plan your next surf lesson visit their website.

For more information about Nature Tourism and Advanced Ecotourism certification visit our website.