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Advanced Ecotourism CertifiedEcotourism

Poseidon is certified with Advanced Ecotourism Certification from Ecotourism Australia highlighting our commitment to the ongoing conservation of our World Heritage environment. Advanced Ecotourism is awarded to Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities. Poseidon also participates in research activities such as Eye on the Reef, Reef Check, Bleach Watch and the Minke Whale Project.

What is Ecotourism?

Ecotourism Australia’s Eco Certification Program defines Ecotourism as “Ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.”

What is the Ecotourism Program?

The Eco Certification Program is an initiative of Ecotourism Australia. It operates as a self-funding, not-for-profit program, with a Management Committee overseeing an Audit and Assessment Panel, chaired by a person independent of Ecotourism Australia. Credibility with industry, communities and travellers is at the heart of the Eco Certification Program.

This is maintained through:

  • A rigorous assessment process
  • Review and updating of criteria every three years to reflect emerging best practice
  • Feedback from customers of accredited operator
  • Audits of operators, including an on-site audit on the entire set of the Eco Certification Program criteria at some stage during the period of accreditation.

Look for the Ecotourism Logo

Want to help the environment while you are on holidays? The ECO Certification logo means that you are guaranteed to experience a genuine and authentic tour, attraction or accommodation that looks after the environment. The ECO Certification program assures you that certified products are backed by a commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.