What is Eco Certification

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

The ECO Certification program is a world first, developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators. It is divided into three levels:

Nature Tourism

Eco Certified - Nature Tourism

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


Eco Certified - Ecotourism

Tourism in natural areas that focuses on optimal resources use, conservation practices and helping local communities.

Advanced Ecotourism

Eco Certified - Advanced Ecotourism

Tourism with strong interpretation values and a commitment to nature conservation and helping local communities.

Throughout Australia there are many companies certified under this innovative program. Learn more about this program at Ecotourism Australia’s website.