July 29, 2014

Round up: Eco Tourism QUEENSLAND

Queensland, Australia is home to our Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and our much loved Cassowary! My Green Australia is here to help you find some of the best eco holiday spots around!

Eco-tourism as defined by Ecotourism Australia,

“Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation”

Queensland is home to a diverse ecosystem, so where do you start? Let’s have a look at some top spots within our north eastern gem.

THE TROPICS AND THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Whether it’s an indulgent break or a life changing adventure, this stunning region offers you a magical and unforgettable experience. Few places on earth can boast such unique natural attractions with the Great Barrier Reef offering an underwater treasure trove of dazzling coral and sea life, and superb World Heritage listed tropical rainforests within easy reach.

ACCOMMODATION

Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm – We live at Cape Tribulation and grow rare and exotic tropical fruit, and we also offer Bed & Breakfast accommodation, and an exotic fruit tasting farm tour.

Daintree Wilderness Lodge – The Daintree Wilderness Lodge is located between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation in Far North Quensland. The Lodge has been established to provide a high quality, recreational and educational experience, for up to 17 guests, in a natural setting.

Red Mill House – Well known as birdwatching accommodation for many years, award winning Red Mill House has Advanced Ecotourism Certification highlighting our commitment to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities. Our Green Policy and genuine efforts to reduce our environmental footprint reinforce this commitment.

ATTRACTIONS

Cooper Creek Wilderness – Cooper Creek Wilderness conducts exclusive walking tours through the sacred heart of the world’s oldest rainforest, the Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia.

Daintree Discovery Centre – The Daintree Discovery Centre is a world class interpretive facility nestled in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest. A Wet Tropics Visitor Information Centre with Advanced Eco Certification, Daintree Discovery Centre provides a wonderful introduction to this World Heritage Rainforest.

Paronella Park – Built on 5 hectares (13 acres) of rainforest beside Mena Creek Falls, Paronella Park heritage gardens is a “must see” for all visitors to tropical north Queensland.

ISLAND GETAWAYS

There are endless ways to experience the magnificence of life above the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Home to an abundance of native Australian wildlife, the hundreds of islands and coral cays scattered throughout the 1200 mile-long Great Barrier Reef, offer a uniquely spectacular natural setting for a holiday of a lifetime.

ACCOMMODATION & ATTRACTIONS

Green Island Resort – When it comes to proving a luxurious holiday destination can thrive while practicing world class eco-tourism techniques, look no further than Green Island Resort. The resort was designed and built with extreme care to preserve its tranquil and tropical surrounds.

Heron Island Resort & Wilson Island – Heron Island provides resort accommodation right on the Great Barrier Reef, providing easily accessible and spectacular diving and snorkelling. Guests may also experience seabird colonies, nesting turtles and migrating whales.

Lady Elliot Island Eco Retreat – At Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef, you can step off the beach and snorkel, swim or dive in an underwater holiday world of brilliantly coloured species of marine life, or just simply relax and soak in the natural island atmosphere. The lagoon protects and nurtures the curiosity of the beginners while a little further out experienced snorklers and divers descend to see the coral sea.

Whitsunday Rent A Yacht – Set off aboard one of our sailboats, catamarans or power boats and explore the magnificent Whitsundays with Whitsunday Rent A Yacht.

To ensure Queensland continues to be a nature-lovers playground be sure to check for ecotourism and nature tourism certification when choosing tourism businesses that operate on public land.

What are you favourite spots in Queensland?

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  1. Michael says:

    My favorite spots in Queensland?

    Well three great areas come to mind…

    Along the Great Tropical Drive, endless experiences are available in the Great Sunshine Way and the world famous Great Barrier Reef, all in Queensland, Australia!

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