Ecotourism is a form of tourism where tourists visit pristine and undisturbed areas, usually intended for its low impact on the environment as an alternative to the normal commercial tourism. Ecotourism focuses on communities, sustainable travel and conservation.
The following are guidelines for those who undertake ecotourism:
Minimize the impact of human activities on the environment
Financing conservation activities
Focus on unspoiled environments
Create awareness to the host country environmental. Social and political climate.
Provide an unforgettable experience to hosts and visitors
Create cultural and environmental awareness and respect.
Provide monetary benefit and empowerment to local people.
Australia is renowned for its numerous and stupendous Eco-friendly and green destinations and I will go ahead and list a few.
Binna Burra Mountain Lodge (Eco Resort, Lamington National Park)
Binna Burra is a magnificent heritage listed Eco resort which offers a true Australian experience with nature. The premise has run since the early 1930’s and it has retained its original glamour and character.
The Binna Burra is situated 800 meters above sea-level in the midst of the sub-tropical rainforest of the Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast backwater and takes centre stage to some of the most spectacular natural features. Exposed escarpments, the Antarctic Beech forest, heathland and numerous bird species and wildlife inhabit the diverse ecosystem.
Binna Burra holds the prestigious status of being the first Australian premises to gain international recognition for its exemplary environmental performance and was awarded the Green Globe Certification.
Karijini Eco Retreat (Pilbara, Outback West Australia)
This resort offers luxurious and comfortable Eco tents in a craggy outback setting along with campsites that feature quality sharing facilities such as BBQ bush kitchens, new toilets and showers.
The facility is fully owned by the local Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, which represents the mutual interests of three Indigenous language groups; Innawonga, Niapiali and Bunjima of the Pilbara region.
Campsites — There are 82 campsites suitable for caravans, campervans and tents for guests who have a preference of carrying their own accommodation facilities. These sites are unpowered; however, generators are allowed to be used in the camping loops between 1600-2000 hours daily. The shared facilities include hot showers and flushing toilets.
Restaurant — After a day of exploration of the Karijini National Park, treat yourself to the delights offered at the fusion style restaurant. You could also try out the many chilled beverages at the licensed bar.
Advanced Eco Tourism Certified
AAA Tourism Green Star Certified
Australian Outback Safari Experience West of Kakadu National Park
This is the best outback Australian safari experience. The main focus of your stay at Bamarru is the surrounding environment and the birdlife and wildlife it is home to Every safari suite was constructed in such a way it blends with the surrounding bush; be it the loud cacophony emanating from the Blue-winged Kookaburras or the haunting call of a Whistling Kite make it an experience worth remembering.
The following environmental initiatives are carried out at the facility:
Hot water is solar generated
The new rooms are equipped with overhead fans and mesh screen walls that allow for the coastal breeze to cool the interiors. The chunk (roughly 75%) of the camps is generated by some 128 solar panels.
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