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Ecotourism is well established in Australia and 11% of the Continent is protected. Australia has National parks, conservation areas and protected marine sites such as the Great Barrier Reef which ecotourists come to explore. There are a wealth of activities for ecotourists such as diving, hiking, camping, sailing and the chance to participate in conservation projects.

Others visit for the indigenous cultural experience in Australia and get the opportunity to meet indigenous people who are willing to share their culture, traditions and their beliefs about the Australian land.

The climate in Australia is varied, the majority is dry and arid with 40% of the land is covered by sand dunes. Rainfall is seasonal but extremely low.

English is the official language however around 145 indigenous languages are spoken by the Aboriginals who arrived in Australia over 40,000 years ago. Australia has a very diverse population from the migrants arriving from all over the world. Australia holds 10% of the worlds natural diversity and 80% of the native birds, plants and animals exist nowhere else in the world. This percentage is similar to the marine life found in the ocean off southern Australia. Unique animals include Kangaroos, Koalas, wombats, the platypus and the Tasmanian devil.

Find an eco tour in Australia. A list of eco tour operators, travel agents and accommodation providers either based in or that can organise trips to Australia. Each listing includes a full page description so click for more information.

Travel Agents, Tour Operators & Eco Accommodation in Australia

Small World Journeys - ecotoursim travel Australia
Small World Journeys aims to serve its guests by offering a true ecotourism experience in Cairns, Australia. Our goal is to promote sustainable travel by keeping tourist dollars in the community by using only locally-owned businesses, by making our operations carbon-neutral, and by raising awareness of the environmental and cultural issues facing Australia's tropical north and the world.

TASafari 4WD Camping Adventures
TASafari offer active camping/walking tours to remote areas of Tasmania. Our tour groups are small and personal (max 9). We believe that to truly experience the Tasmanian wilderness, camping is a must. TASafari tours are designed for fit and active people.

Sapphire Coast EcoTours
Offering half and one day guided walking tours of Mimosa Rocks National Park, on the far south coast of New South Wales. Small groups ensure a very special nature experience. They also arrange packages including gourmet meals and accommodation.

Cooper Creek Wilderness
Cooper Creek Wilderness showcases the most spectacular and diverse rainforest in the heart of the ancient Daintree Rainforest Australia. Groups are exclusive, guided by enthusiastic local experts.

Yelverton Brook Luxury EcoLodge
Award Winning Luxury Ecolodge & Wildlife Sanctuary in the Margaret River Wine Region, Western Australia.

A Closer Look Travel
Specializes in booking eco travel, community (real cultural connection) travel and volunteer travel. We have one of the largest databases (about 3,300) of worldwide sustainable travel opportunities in the US.

Explore Worldwide
Explore pioneers small, group adventure holidays around the world. Explore’s responsible tourism policy is the cornerstone of the company’s approach to tour operating.

i-to-i Meaningful Travel
i-to-i is the world leader in ethical volunteer and gap year travel. We send 5,000 people a year to work with 500 important community development, teaching, and conservation projects in over 30 countries across 5 continents.

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Ecotourism Australia Articles & Resources

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Travel with Respect

Australians are generally an easy-going bunch of people and do not usually go for much formal respect. Whatever is unlikely to offend anyone back home is also probably unlikely to offend anyone in Australia. It is also generally acceptable to wear revealing clothing in Australia, though it would be wise to cover up when visiting places of worship such as churches.However, note that Australians generally like to take things slow and easy, so it would be unwise to press an Australian to to things quickly as most will take offence to that.

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Ecotourism Australia Resources

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ecotourism AustraliaEcotourism Association Australia External site
Ecotourism Australia was formed in 1991 as an incorporated non-profit organisation, and is the peak national body for the ecotourism industry.

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