8 Ecotourism Experiences in WA

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Looking for an eco-tourism experience in WA? Here’s our list of green holidays you’re sure to enjoy.

8 Ecotourism in Western Australia

1- Ramada EcoBeach Resort, Broome

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Ramada Eco Beach Resort is a paradise for fishing, bushwalking and wilderness tours, just one hour’s drive south of Broome.

Accommodation is in self-sustaining Eco Villas and luxurious safari-style Eco Tents.

Eco Villas are solar powered, with excess power diverted into the retreat’s grid, and fitted with energy monitoring systems that allow guests to adjust their individual energy consumption throughout their stay.

Read about all the wonderful attractions in Broome

2- Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park

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It’s a glamping hotspot of five luxury wilderness tents tucked away among the white sand dunes of Cape Range National Park, metres from the water’s edge.

The camp abides by strict principles of minimal impact and sustainability.

Power is solar generated; each en-suite bathroom has a composting toilet; water usage is carefully managed and no waste material is allowed to escape into the surrounding ecosystem.

Native herb soaps and ecologically sound shampoos are provided for guests.

3- Karijini Eco Retreat, Karijini National Park

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Owned by the Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, Karijini Eco Retreat is a wilderness hideaway of the aboriginal people of the Pilbara region.

It’s a back-to-nature base from which travellers can explore Karijini National Park.

Sleep in luxury eco-tents that have bathrooms or you can choose campsites with shared facilities.

4- Great Escape Charter, Kimberley coast

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Cruise with a conscience along the remote Kimberley coastline with a tour company certified with Ecotourism Australia at the highest level.

MV Great Escape is a 26-metre luxury catamaran which accommodates 14 passengers.

A day’s cruising west of Broome the Rowley Shoals is an undiscovered ocean paradise with coral atolls rising 400m from the sea bed.

Guests can swim among giant clams, Maori wrasse and giant potato cod.

5- Rottnest Island

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Located a 25-minute ferry ride from Fremantle, Rottnest Island is home to an abundance of flora and fauna.

But the star attraction is the Rottnest Island quokkas.

Rottnest Express has several eco-tours where visitors can experience marine and land-based wonders.

Here are some tours to Rottnest Island

6- Kepa Kurl Eco Discovery Tours, Esperance

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The Esperance region has beautiful beaches and is rich in Aboriginal culture.

Step back into the past of the traditional Noongar people to taste bush food and listen to Dreamtime stories.

The tour is a chance to see kangaroos on the beach and to be enthralled by the rugged coastline of the region.

There are spectacular pristine beaches and Aboriginal rock art.

7- The Esplanade Hotel, Freemantle

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Freemantle is the port city where the Swan River meets the Indian Ocean.

The Esplanade Hotel is leading the charge to reduce its carbon footprint through its Living a Cleaner Dream policy.

In 2001 they were the first AAA tourism-accredited Green Stars hotel in the state and later won the Australian Hotels Association National Environmental Initiative Award.

8- Whale shark Ningaloo Reef

Swim with whale sharks and other amazing marine creatures at Ningaloo Reef on the mid-north coast.

Whale shark tours are fun, safe, easy and done in a way that respects and protects the natural environment and indigenous heritage.

Several companies offer tours that leave out of Exmouth with Advanced Eco Certification.

8 Ecotourism Experiences in WA

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Christina Pfeiffer Travel Writer
Christina Pfeiffer is a writer, photographer and video blogger based in Queensland, Australia. She has lived in three continents and her career as a travel journalist has taken her to all seven continents. Since 2003, she has contributed travel stories and photographs to mainstream media in Australia and around the world such as the Sydney Morning Herald, CNN Traveller, The Australian and the South China Morning Post. She has won many travel writing awards and is a full member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers.