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AN IMMERSIVE ISLAND EXPERIENCE

28 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Yura! David Thelander of Straddie Kingfisher Tours tells us this is one of his favourite Indigenous words. It means welcome, and it originates from the local community of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island).  Welcome is exactly how Dave (commonly known as Barefoot Dave by the locals) aims for all of his guests to feel when they step foot onto the beautiful, culturally rich and nature abundant island of Minjerribah. Straddie Kingfisher Tours is an Indigenous-owned company that has set out to not only showcase the copious amounts of wildlife residing on the island but also to provide a uniquely authentic Indigenous immersive experience. 

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AN HONOURABLE MISSION

25 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Passion is contagious and the team at Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours’ passion is second to none. This team oozes positivity, a love for what they do, but most of all a deep pride in their roots. Wajaana Yaam is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated. This not only provides direct employment for local community members but also creates an authentic experience for the guests who participate in their stand-up paddle board tours and walks.

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THE USE OF SILENCE TO HELP PRESERVE A CULTURE

19 June 2019 | 0 Comments

When we think about learning a language, it would go a little something like; memorising, playing with the words and phrases in your mouth and then attempting to reproduce the sounds and noises in a similar fashion. The crew at 1770 LARC! Tours, however, have a different approach when it comes to educating their guests about the local Indigenous culture and languages. The team believe an important way for guests to grasp the area’s heritage and cultural significance lies in silence.

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ECOTOURISM AUSTRALIA’S GUIDE TO WHALE WATCHING HOT SPOTS

10 May 2019 | 0 Comments

The World Whale Conference is taking place in October this year, toward the tail end of the whale watching season, and aims to bring together researchers, conservation groups, artists and tourism operators to create a united community around whales. With this year’s theme being “Journeys That Inspire Change,now is a great time to go whale watching with an Ecotourism Australia certified operator to make sure your next journey is making a positive change with sustainable whale watching.

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9 INCOMPARABLE DINING EXPERIENCES TO ADD TO YOUR BUCKET LIST

29 April 2019 | 0 Comments

Catch A Crab Tour & Oyster Farm

Calling all seafood lovers! The original Gold Coast crabbing and oyster adventure tour is the experience you didn’t know you needed, but is soon become the one you want. The folks at Catch A Crab will provide you with an unforgettable Australian outdoor lifestyle experience. You will enjoy activities along the likes of fishing, yabbie pumping and trapping of live mud crabs. All this activity is followed by one of the best seafood lunches you’ll find at the Lakeside Café, overlooking the oyster farms. What more could you want in a day out?

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WHY EVERY DAY SHOULD BE EARTH DAY

17 April 2019 | 0 Comments

This year’s Earth Day marks 49 years since millions of Americans took to the streets to protest for environmental reform in the wake of a growing ecological and environmental concern. These peaceful protestors from schools (sound familiar?), universities and communities were becoming increasingly aware of the impact industrialisation had had on the world around them: oil spills, increasing air pollution and loss of biodiversity.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST CERTIFIED MEMBER, WAJAANA YAAM ADVENTURE TOURS FOR ACHIEVING ECOTOURISM AND RESPECT OUR CULTURE (ROC) CERTIFICATION!

7 March 2019 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours for achieving Ecotourism and ROC certification for their stand-up paddle board tours and Giingan tour.

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MEDIA RELEASE: ECOTOURISM AUSTRALIA MEMBERS TAKE HOME OVER A QUARTER OF ALL NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS

6 March 2019 | 0 Comments

Ecotourism Australia certified operators have once again cleaned up at this year’s 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, taking home over a quarter of all awards including six gold, nine silver and six bronze.

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STRADDIE KINGFISHER TOURS ACHIEVES ADVANCED ECOTOURISM AND ROC CERTIFICATION

26 February 2019 | 0 Comments

We are excited to welcome Straddie Kingfisher Tours to the Ecotourism Australia community, following their achievement of Advanced Ecotourism and ROC Certification for their 4WD Eco Tour, Sand Boarding, Kayaking and Tag Along Tour.

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EVERYDAY ECOTOURISM HEROES EDITION 4: ZAK KELLY

5 February 2019 | 0 Comments

When your tourism business provides such great visitor experiences that it inspires your guests to write poetry*, you know you must be onto a good thing.

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