Explore with a specialist

The Wet Tropics region is well known as the gateway to the World Heritage Areas of the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef - a very special place where two World Heritage Areas meet.

We'd like to help you enjoy the best possible experience whilst you are visiting the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Please take a moment to read the following information to help you plan your adventure in the Wet Tropics and surrounds...

 

Regional specialists

You can research your wet tropics experience by visiting the region's official tourism websites below, just click the logos:


 
 
 

 

 
 

 

Wet Tropics tour guide specialists

The Wet Tropics Management Authority with financial support form Queensland Tourism Industry Council, contracted Industry Accreditation, (a local tourism and training consultancy) to develop a special training program for Tour Guides who are keen to develop their knowledge about the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. 

More information will be available in the future to help you connect with these specially trained tour guides within the Wet Tropics region.

For more information about the Program, visit:  Wet Tropics Tour Guide Training Program

 

Eco tourism specialists

Perhaps testament to this unique meeting place 'status', the Wet Tropics region proudly boasts the highest concentration of eco-certified tourism operators across all of Australia.

Eco Tourism Australia's vision is to inspire environmentally sustainable and culturally responsible tourism. We encourage you to seek experiences with those operators who have taken this extra step toward sustainable tourism practices and can be easily identified by the use of the Eco Tourism logo on their marketing materials and website.


The Eco Certification logo is a globally recognised brand which assists travellers to choose and experience a genuine and authentic tour, attraction, cruise or accommodation that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. The Eco Certification program assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.

To find a comprehensive list of Eco Certified products from all over Australia, take a look into the latest copy of the Green Travel Guide.

 

 

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