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What's Hot Queensland October 2019

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Page | 14 Ecotourism sustainable experiences: If you're conscious about the environment and looking for new tours and activities, check out the leaders in environmental sustainability Sailaway Location: Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland Operator: Sailaway, a nationally awarded sustainability winner, is known for innovation and excellence in guided nature tours, specialising in sailing and snorkelling premium day tours to the Great Barrier Reef and the Low Isles, a coral cay heritage Island. Awards/Memberships: • Officially voted #1 Best ecotourism operator by visitors • Won the National Sustainability award for best practices Ecotourism Australia: • Advance Ecotourism accredited • Climate Action Leader Australia Sustainability Initiatives: • Carbon Offsetting • Eco Shamba Tree Farm - For every passenger onboard, Sailaway is contributing $20.00 of the ticket price to local sustainable reforestation and carbon offsetting, neighbouring World Heritage Rainforest. Website: Scenic Rim Trail – 5 Day Ecotourism Experience Location: Scenic Rim, Brisbane OPENING SOON: October 2019 (Running between March-November) Operator: Just 1.5 hours from Brisbane, and set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, South East Queensland's Scenic Rim is a pretty special corner of the world. And this new 5-day/5-night guided luxury walking tour (it currently exists as a 2-day adventure) has you trekking through 55 beautiful kilometres of it. You'll set off from Mount Mistake and weave through parts of Main Range National Park, taking in sub-tropical rainforests, eucalypt forests, old logging trails, waterfalls and ancient volcanic terrain as you ascend and descend just a handful of the 40 mountain peaks here. Throw in sightings of endangered rock wallabies and ample flora lessons (the guides here really know their stuff) and you're basically on the great Australian adventure. Awards/Memberships: • Earthcheck certification • Great Walks of Australia Sustainability Initiatives: • Aiming to be plastic free from 2025 • Achieving a target of zero net emissions and zero net waste by 2030 • No Plastic straws • Reducing waste from soap – by Recycling leftover soap Website:

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