Ecotourism locations

Kakadu Ubirr Rock Shaana McNaught
Kakadu Ubirr Rock Credit: Shaana McNaught

Ecotourism locations and ventures seek to minimise the impact of visitors on the environment. This article lists some ecotourism locations and businesses.


  • Bamurru Plains in the Northern Territory is located just to the west of Kakadu National Park on the Mary River floodplains. A profusion of bird and wildlife are on the doorstep of a unique wild bush luxury camp in a remote and beautiful wilderness.
  • Bay of Fires lodge in Tasmania, set on a hilltop 40 metres above the pounding of the sea and surrounded by National Park, is the only building on 20 km of outstanding coastal wilderness. The lodge, available to people dong the Bay of Fires walk, has views of pristine white sandy beaches in an area of great significance to the Aboriginal community, and is a sustainable building has been gently let into the landscape.
  • Aquila Eco Lodges in Victoria are nestled in 100 acres of virgin bushland bordering the Grampians National Park Located 6 kilometres from Dunkeld in the Southern Grampians, the lodges have a private setting in bushland with peaceful and spectacular surroundings. Demonstrating sustainable living principles, the Aquila property is also covenanted with Trust For Nature which will protect the unique bushland forever. There is abundant native wildlife and diverse native plants including native orchids, some rare and endangered, a heath understorey and a multitude of grass trees, hakeas, grevilleas and banksias, under a stringy bark canopy.
  • Daintree Eco Lodge is an ecotourism venture that seeks to protect and preserve the property’s natural environment, biodiversity and ecosystems, as well as the rich Aboriginal cultural heritage. Their vision is to ensure that the natural and cultural environment is managed and operated according to the highest possible international standards, practices and guidelines in sustainable tourism, environmental conservation and biodiversity protection, cultural heritage preservation and intergenerational equity
  • Kimberley Coastal Camp in Western Australia is located on the pristine shores of Admiralty Gulf in the heart of the great Kimberley wilderness. Kimberley Coastal Camp limits guests to just 12 creating an intimate atmosphere while reducing the impact on this fragile environment and ensuring the area remains in the same perfect condition for generations to come.
  • Kooljaman at Cape Leveque in Western Australia is a multi award winning Aboriginal owned wilderness camp. It is a beautiful remote paradise offering a quiet place to get away from it all. Cape Leveque is a popular spot to fish, swim and snorkel or just sit back and relax.
  • Rawnsley Park Station in South Australia overlooking the southern side of Wilpena Pound, and provides the perfect base for exploring the Flinders Ranges. Accommodation includes luxury eco-villas, holiday units, a caravan park and some of the best campsites you’ll find in the Flinders Ranges. The venture is Avanced Tourism Eco-certified.
  • Paperbark Camp in New South Wales has twelve safari style tents placed thoughtfully amongst the soaring eucalypts and intriguing paperbark trees. The canvas safari style tents offer privacy and comfort, whilst at the same time providing a truly unique bush ‘camping’ experience. The tents are built off the ground on their own timber platform, providing natural ventilation and are equipped with solar-powered lighting, insect screens and an indoor/outdoor en-suite with hot shower ensure. Paperbark Camp is an activities based camp centred around nature. The local area also offers a diverse array of activities, including walking, canoeing and viewing wildlife.

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