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 that are ecologically sustainable.
They also 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:
The GBRMPA's own ReefHQ Aquarium, the National Education Centre for The Great Barrier Reef, is EcoCertified at the Ecotourism level.
If you're heading out on the water, don't forget your free Zoning Map so you know where you can go and what you can do.
The Great Barrier Reef is a hive of activity. If you're lucky enough to see a humpback whale from May to September, make sure you keep a safe distance.
We're delighted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park's World Heritage listing.
Visit our Great Barrier Reef and discover its amazing plants, animals and habitats. There are a range of tourism experiences on offer.
Everyone has a role to play in protecting our Great Barrier Reef. Find out what you can do to help protect this Great Australian icon.
If you see sick, dead or stranded marine animals please call RSPCA QLD 1300 ANIMAL
(1300 264 625)
A Vulnerability Assessment: of the issues that could have far-reaching consequences for the Great Barrier Reef.