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Natural Attractions - Guidelines for Ecotourists

Tread Lightly

"take only photos, leave only footprints"


The natural attractions of the Tweed Volcano and World Heritage properties worldwide are environmental and cultural icons.  They are special places, where “treading lightly” is encouraged and your co-operation in the preservation of these areas, is appreciated.

Photos © by D Palmer, Big Volcano Tourism

Emu

Just as with any other aspect of modern living, the places you visit on holiday, how you get around and the things you see and do while you're there, have an impact, environmentally and socially.

When you are on tour you can take some simple steps to reduce the negative social, environmental and economical impacts of your visit.

Become an "ecotourist", and you'll being doing your bit to ensure the places you've experienced, are there to be enjoyed again next time you visit!

Courtesy of the Ecotourism Association of Australia (EAA), 1997

Guidelines for Ecotourists

Before you go on your holiday read about the places you are about to visit and choose your ecotour operator AFTER asking the following questions:


While you are on tour minimize the negative social, environmental and economical impacts of your visit.


Eastern grey kangaroos

When you return:


References and Readings

Guidelines for Ecotourists, Executive Officer, Ecotourism Association of Australia (EAA), Brisbane QLD, 1997


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