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Eco Certification and Awards

Eco Certified Operator

Naturewise Eco Escapes is Advanced ECO Certified through Ecotourism Australia’s world leading ecotourism certification program.

The independent certification is approved by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). This means you can be confident of receiving a genuine ecotourism experience that adopts responsible travel practices and invests in the ongoing conservation of our natural and cultural environment.

Our certification demonstrates our commitment to:

  • Providing a quality experience in nature while reducing our impact on the natural environment
  • Making a positive contribution to the local communities we operate in
  • Reducing our carbon footprint and adopting minimal impact practices across our operations
  • Making a real and credible contribution to the conservation of our environment and wildlife
  • Protecting our unique wildlife and endangered species
  • Respecting Australian Indigenous culture
  • Providing a rewarding and meaningful quality guest experience
  • Offering quality interpretation and information about the special places we visit and our conservation goals

Naturewise Eco Escapes partners with tourism operators who share our values and commitment to the Eco Certified standards.

Award Winning Operator

2014 Victorian Tourism Award – New Tourism Development (in partnership with Parks Victoria)
2014 Premiers Sustainability Awards Victoria – Finalist and Winner People’s Choice
2010 Canberra Tourism Award – Ecotourism for Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (in partnership with Parks Conservation and Lands ACT)
2009 Ecotourism Australia’s Award Winner – Ecotourism Category
2009 Finalist Victorian Tourism Awards – Sustainable Tourism
2007 & 2008 Australian Tourism Award Winner – Ecotourism
2008 Victorian Tourism Award Winner – Sustainable Tourism
2006, 2007 & 2008 New South Wales Tourism Award Winner – Ecotourism
2005 NSW Tourism Award – Best New Product (in partnership with National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW – Montague Island Tours)