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Nature-Based Tourism

Nature-Based Tourism is a large and growing industry sector in many destinations across the world. A wide range of recreational, activity based, educational, cultural activities and experiences, can be accessed by visitors in natural and protected areas. The development of natural and/or protected areas for tourism products and experiences requires a careful balance between providing adequate visitor experiences and services, protecting the ecological and cultural values of the area and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the site.Read more

Nature-Based Tourism is a large and growing industry sector in many destinations across the world. A wide range of recreational, activity based, educational, cultural activities and experiences, can be accessed by visitors in natural and protected areas. The development of natural and/or protected areas for tourism products and experiences requires a careful balance between providing adequate visitor experiences and services, protecting the ecological and cultural values of the area and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the site. Key considerations for the development of nature-based tourism include:

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The development of tourism in natural and/or protected areas requires a careful balance between quality visitor experiences and services, protecting the ecological and cultural values of the area and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the site.

 

  • Development of collaborative public / private partnerships for the identification of tourism development opportunities, understanding planning and development regulations and the management of visitors in the natural area; as demonstrated by the partnerships between Kakadu National Park Management and commercial tour operators to ensure sustainable operations are developed.
  • Understanding the political, social, cultural demographic and ecological environment surrounding the natural area when identifying potential tourism opportunities;
  • Alignment with the park management plan and the park management objectives and goals in developing a tourism operation;
  • Development of visitor education and interpretative information to provide an enhanced visitor experience and encourage conservation education;
  • Working with the public sector to develop clear development and operational guidelines to ensure sustainable practices;
  • Developing effective environmental management practices for tourism operations in natural areas.

 

The Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre has undertaken extensive research into tourism development in natural and protected areas. Further information on nature-based tourism can be found in the ‘Parks and Culture’ section.

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