Choosing a high standard tourism operation

If you're looking to choose a tourism operator for your trip to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, consider selecting a high standard operator who is ecologically sustainable.

They help to protect and present the Marine Park to a consistently high standard, and are recognised by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for their good standards.

These operators are independently certified as high standard tourism operations by gaining the Ecotourism or Advanced Ecotourism levels of the Ecotourism Australia's ECO Certification Program.

Look for these logos:

EcoCertified Advanced Tourism logo       EcoCertified Tourism logo

View the complete list of certified high standard operators.

The GBRMPA's own ReefHQ Aquarium, the National Education Centre for The Great Barrier Reef, is EcoCertified at the Ecotourism level.

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