December 28, 2016

Round up: Eco Tourism WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Western Australia is a place to really experience the extraordinary, including whale sharks! 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”

Western Australia is so very big and diverse that it is hard to decide where do you start? Let’s have a look at some top spots.

ACCOMMODATION

Karijini Eco Retreat – Ideally located in the depths of the breathtaking Karijini National Park, awaits the multi award winning and unique Karijini Eco Retreat – the first and only permanent up-market, luxury accommodation  in the Park!

Forest Rise Eco Retreat – Escape to the tranquil luxury that is the Margaret River wine region’s most consistently indulgent and multi-award-winning Eco Certified retreat.

Peppermint Park Eco Village – Peppermint Park Eco Village is unique as it is nestled within natural bushland but only a short 300 metre stroll to the white sands and crystal clear waters of Geographe Bay.

Yelverton Brook Eco Spa Retreat & Conservation Sanctuary – A magic place for your overseas guests to experience the Australian bushland all set in a 100ac  Conservation Sanctuary  with comfortable surroundings & native wildlife on your doorstep. Special feed is provided for the native fauna. Eg: Kangaroos, Possums, Bandicoots, Woylies & 50+ species of birds.

Eco Beach Resort – South of Broome, Eco Beach is a multi award-winning eco resort set amongst the pristine and untouched Kimberley environment. Accommodation at the eco retreat includes 25 superbly appointed Eco Villas interlinked by over 1km of elevated wooden boardwalks, and 30 luxurious safari style Eco Tents. For larger groups we also offer The Beach Houses, striking ocean front accommodation with amazing views of the Indian Ocean.

ATTRACTIONS

Wardan Aboriginal Cultural Centre – It is an attraction based on the culture of the local Indigenous people, the Wardandi people. It is located in the Margaret River Wine Region, on a beautiful bush block, and housed in Rammed Earth buildings.

Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk – Discover Western Australia’s world famous forest of gigantic tingle trees – from the forest floor and from 40 metres up in the canopy. This world class Tree Top Walk soars gently upwards amidst the tingle foliage and opens up a world of birds and flowers that most people never see.

Rockingham Wild Encounters – The marine park is a sanctuary for a diverse array of wildlife and boast breathtaking marine and coastal scenery. Penguin Island is one of the states premier ecotourism destinations and has something special for visitors of all ages.

To ensure Western Australia 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 WA?

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