Australia is fast becoming one of the world’s top Eco Tourism destinations. With its ancient rainforests, rich cultural history and spectacular national parks and ranges, it is the perfect country to visit if you are interested in environmental tourism.
What is Eco Tourism you may ask, Eco Tourism is tourism that is ecologically sustainable with the main focus on experiencing natural areas that promote environmental conservation, awareness and cultural understanding.
Totaltravel acknowledges environmental tourism and offers a directory of Eco Tours, Eco Lodges, Eco Resorts, Eco Tropical Resorts and Eco Retreats for the environmentally conscious traveler.
Eco Friendly Accommodation
When it comes to sustainable accommodation, Australia has many Eco Lodges certified and accredited with Eco Tourism Australia.
Sustainable accommodation can be found right across Australia. In Tropical North Queensland why not visit the Daintree Eco Lodge or the Jabiru Safari Lodge in the Atherton Tablelands; in the Grampians in Victoria, Aquila Eco Lodges offer contemporary award winning accommodation; on the Mid North Coast of NSW lies a sleepy coastal town of South West Rocks, great eco friendly family accommodation is offered at Trial Bay Eco Tourist Park and further south also on the coast are the Bombah Point Eco Cottages at Myall Lakes. Moving way further south to beautiful Tasmania, you will find the spectacular Bay of Fires Lodge to the North East of Launceston.
Eco Friendly Tours
When it comes to Eco friendly tours, Australia has no shortage of operators that explore the pristine waterways, national parks, mountain ranges and rainforests. Why not head out to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and do a scuba dive with Adrenalin Dive Townsville; in Western Australia, Wilderness Getaways offer Eco 4WD tours of The Stirling Ranges and Cape Howe National Park, and in Jervis Bay, NSW, Dolphin Wild Cruises offer great marine watching tours.
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