A Warm Welcome to Four New Businesses to the Ecotourism Australia Community!

by | Sep 20, 2022 | Article

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It takes dedication and passion to pave the way for a sustainable future. By beginning their ECO Certification journey, tourism operators can ensure they are putting in place effective and ethical sustainability practices for the longevity of their operation and the conservation of the natural environment. Here are the tourism operators who completed their criteria and achieved certification in July and August 2022!


Byron Bay Dive Centre – Ecotourism certified
Bundjalung of Byron Bay Arakwal, Minjungbal & Widjabul Country / Byron Bay, New South Wales

Woman diving under water.

Byron Bay Dive Centre

Have you heard about the wonders of the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve? No? Then book your adventure at the Byron Bay Dive Centre in the Cape Byron Marine Park – the perfect location to go diving or snorkelling.

The Reserve is home to three different species of sea turtle, an assortment of rays, hard and soft corals, and friendly wobbegong sharks, as well as over 500 different species of fish! At the Byron Bay Dive Centre, you can choose between diving, snorkelling, scuba diving or whale-watching tours to explore the breathtaking marine life. No matter what level of experience you have, there is a range of fun activities and courses suitable for all levels of experience.

Book your tour now on their website and dive into your next adventure, or check out their Facebook and Instagram.


Sea Kayak Jervis Bay – Ecotourism certified
Yuin Country / Jervis Bay, New South Wales

People on two kayaks in a bay with clear water.

Sea Kayak Jervis Bay

Our newly certified operator Sea Kayak Jervis Bay combines activity and relaxation on their discovery tours along the pristine waters of Jervis Bay! Not only is kayaking a great way to explore, but it’s also perfect for viewing wildlife in its most natural state!

Enjoy a guided kayak tour looking out for resident local wildlife and learning about the significance of the Jervis Bay Marine Park. Your guide will take you to a magnificent beach, where you will be able to relax and go for a swim or a snorkel while being served drinks, fresh fruit and locally made cake – doesn’t that sound great?

No experience is needed for this kayak operator, only a sense of adventure. Check out their Instagram and Facebook to get an idea about the Jervis Bay region and its wildlife.


Bungle Bungle Guided Tours – Ecotourism & Respecting Our Culture certified
Gija and Jaru Country / Purnululu National Park, Western Australia

View on a red mountain range.

Bungle Bungle Guided Tours

Take the chance to experience the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park from an Aboriginal perspective on a guided walking tour with Bungle Bungle Guided Tours.

Bungle Bungle Guided Tours provides more than just a tour – you will be able to immerse yourself in the history of these ancient landscapes. Let local guides showcase Purnululu National Park and history in the Bungle Bungle, taking you on a journey of some 40,000 years of Aboriginal history.

The Bungle Bungle Range is located in the spectacular landscape of sculptured rocks and sandstone towers in the remote wilderness of the Purnululu National Park. You will have the opportunity to learn about Aboriginal customs and varieties of animals and plants.

Don’t miss the chance to visit to the Purnululu National Park from above by booking a scenic flight to make your trip even more unforgettable! Check out their Instagram and Facebook for more travel inspiration.


Mount Browne Cottage – Nature Tourism certified
Gumbaynggirr Country / Coffs Coast (Ecotourism certified ECO Destination), New South Wales

View on a cottage with a veranda on a green hill and trees behind it.

Mount Browne Cottage

Are you looking for a pet-friendly getaway in the picturesque Orara Valley close to Coffs Harbour? The newly certified Mount Browne Cottage is a beautiful option for your country holiday. This two-bedroom cottage features all you need for a romantic getaway or family vacation!

Mount Browne Cottage is also committed to caring for the natural environment and the local flora and fauna as they are located in sub-tropical gardens surrounded by bush with a wide variety of birds.

The cottage welcomes animals of all sizes, shapes, and types. Their pet amenities include a fully fenced backyard and dog toys so your fur babies can have a memorable holiday experience too.

Visit their website to see what a stay with our new ECO certified operator looks like.

Congratulations to our members who have grown their suite of certifications!
Australian Walking Holidays (National) – Advanced Ecotourism, Respecting Our Culture, Climate Action Business certified

Cover image: Bungle Bungle Guided Tours

Posted by Hanna Schwake on 20 September 2022

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