Bundaberg Region ECO Destination Certification

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The ECO Destination Certification Program is a world first by Ecotourism Australia and our goal is for the Bundaberg Region to become accredited as an ECO Destination by June 2022.

The program was developed to identify genuine ecotourism and nature tourism experiences in Australia.

The ECO Destination Certification program assures travellers that certified destinations are backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices and provide high-quality nature-based tourism experiences within the region.

The certification process considers six main themes:

  1. Destination Management
  2. Nature & Scenery
  3. Environment & Climate
  4. Cultures & Tradition
  5. Social Well-Being
  6. Business & Hospitality

How can you contribute?

You can get involved by:

  • Getting a Nature Tourism, Ecotourism or Advanced Ecotourism certification for your business. Visit ecotourism.org.au for more information.
  • Swapping your plastic straws with Biopak Art Straws, free of charge, funded by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, here.
  • Developing your own sustainability plan
  • Choosing locally produced consumables
  • Saying no to plastic bags
  • Knowing your carbon emissions and work to reduce them
  • Sharing your sustainability measures with your customers
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle!

What do we hope to achieve?

  • To see our tourism industry, environment, culture and community flourish
  • To lead the way in adopting innovative practices to improve our environmental performance
  • To nurture and promote adopting sustainable practices into the home, at work and during leisure time
  • To inspire destinations in Australia and internationally to implement sustainable tourism practices


How you can become ECO Certified

Bundaberg Regional Council is offering local tourism operators the opportunity to strengthen their appeal to high yielding, environmentally conscious visitor markets, by becoming ECO Certified through Ecotourism Australia by way of a cash subsidy to offset the first annual certification fee.

For more information please contact Kate Giles, Eco Tourism Officer or complete the ECO Certification – Expression of Interest form here.

Sign up for regular updates on this page and contact us if we can help in any way.

Banner photo: Location: Burrum Coast National Park, Bundaberg; Credit: Matt Williams and Bundaberg Tourism

The ECO Destination Certification Program is a world first by Ecotourism Australia and our goal is for the Bundaberg Region to become accredited as an ECO Destination by June 2022.

The program was developed to identify genuine ecotourism and nature tourism experiences in Australia.

The ECO Destination Certification program assures travellers that certified destinations are backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices and provide high-quality nature-based tourism experiences within the region.

The certification process considers six main themes:

  1. Destination Management
  2. Nature & Scenery
  3. Environment & Climate
  4. Cultures & Tradition
  5. Social Well-Being
  6. Business & Hospitality

How can you contribute?

You can get involved by:

  • Getting a Nature Tourism, Ecotourism or Advanced Ecotourism certification for your business. Visit ecotourism.org.au for more information.
  • Swapping your plastic straws with Biopak Art Straws, free of charge, funded by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, here.
  • Developing your own sustainability plan
  • Choosing locally produced consumables
  • Saying no to plastic bags
  • Knowing your carbon emissions and work to reduce them
  • Sharing your sustainability measures with your customers
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle!

What do we hope to achieve?

  • To see our tourism industry, environment, culture and community flourish
  • To lead the way in adopting innovative practices to improve our environmental performance
  • To nurture and promote adopting sustainable practices into the home, at work and during leisure time
  • To inspire destinations in Australia and internationally to implement sustainable tourism practices


How you can become ECO Certified

Bundaberg Regional Council is offering local tourism operators the opportunity to strengthen their appeal to high yielding, environmentally conscious visitor markets, by becoming ECO Certified through Ecotourism Australia by way of a cash subsidy to offset the first annual certification fee.

For more information please contact Kate Giles, Eco Tourism Officer or complete the ECO Certification – Expression of Interest form here.

Sign up for regular updates on this page and contact us if we can help in any way.

Banner photo: Location: Burrum Coast National Park, Bundaberg; Credit: Matt Williams and Bundaberg Tourism

Page last updated: 18 October 2021, 11:48