Eco Destination

Achieving ECO Certification will qualify the Cassowary Coast as a world class ecotourism destination that is strengthened by the regions commitment to ongoing improvement of sustainable practices, as well as providing high-quality nature-based tourism experiences. ECO Certified destinations appeal to an increasing number of travelers looking to minimise their impact on the environment and be involved in the unique and authentic experiences the region has to offer.

Embracing the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest is the land and sea of our traditional owners the Mamu, Djiru, Girramay, Gulngay, Warrgamay, Jirrbal and Bandjin Peoples. The Cassowary Coast is committed to working at protecting and supporting the environment and sustaining our tourism industry for future generations.

The destination certification process considers six main themes:

  • 1. Destination Management
  • 2. Nature and Scenery
  • 3. Environment and Climate
  • 4. Culture and Tradition
  • 5. Social and Well-being
  • 6. Business and Hospitality

Join us on the journey…

Cassowary Coast Tourism, in partnership with Cassowary Coast Regional Council with support and collaboration from key stakeholders, is on the journey to become an ECO Certified destination.

To qualify as a world class ecotourism destination, we need world class ecotourism products and experiences, this could be you!

To find out more visit Ecotourism Australia’s website:

Who is certified in our region. They are:

Mamu Tropical Skywalk

Paronella Park

Bedarra Island Resort

Our Key Partners