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What is the ECO Certification Program?

The ECO Certification program assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality naturebased tourism experiences.

The ECO Certification Program is a world first and it has been developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators.

ECO Certification is product-specific — this means that you will need to answer the criteria as it applies specifically to each of your products. This also means that you are able to apply for ECO Certification even if not all of your products are nature-based.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE THE KINDS OF ECO CERTIFICATION?
There are three different kinds of Eco Certification:

  • Nature Tourism
    Tourism in natural areas that leaves minimal impact on the environment.

  • Ecotourism
    Tourism in a natural area that focuses on optimal resources use, leaves minimal impact on the environment and offers interesting ways to learn about the environment with operators that use resources wisely, contribute to conserving the environment and help local communities.

  • Advanced Ecotourism
    Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products that operate with minimal impact on the environment and provide opportunities to learn about the environment with operators who are committed to achieving best practice, using resources wisely, contributing to conserving the environment and helping local communities.

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