At Waterfall Wanderers, we take our commitment to environmental sustainability and ecotourism seriously. We operate within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, including some of the most significant and protected sites. Preserving and protecting the pristine environments we’re privileged to call our workplaces, is an integral element of all our operations.
Ecotourism Warriors – We are proud to be ECO Certified at the Ecotourism level with Ecotourism Australia. We were inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2019, in recognition of 20 years of consecutive ECO Certification. We are also certified as a Climate Action Business and support Carbon Neutral initiatives and activities for our guests.
Environmental Policy – Our policy is to leave no footprint from our activities and provide accurate interpretation of the National Parks during our tours. More on this below.
Environmental Management – We endorse the 7 Principles of ‘Leave No Trace’ as our commitment to the protection of the environment we visit, for all our tours. For more information see below or visit Leave No Trace Australia www.lnt.org.au
Waterfall Wanderers, part of Cairns Adventure Group. Ecotourism Warriors. Protect. Present. Conserve.
WATERFALL WANDERERS ECOTOURISM
As a part of Cairns Adventure Group, Waterfall Wanderers takes our commitment to environmental sustainability and ecotourism seriously. We are ecotourism warriors; pledged to maintain and respect the pristine, unique and fragile environment, within which we live and work. We believe conservation starts education. We take guests into our World Heritage areas and national parks, providing them with not only an awesome time, but the information needed to have a better understanding of why we need to preserve and protect these wild places. Through adventurous engagement with the natural environment, we help build awareness and connection, fostering the desire to help protect it. We acknowledge Rainforest Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the Wet Tropics and recognise their connection to this cultural landscape. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.
Our Environment Policy
Our Environmental Policy is to leave no footprint from our activities and provide accurate interpretation of the National Parks during our tours. At a minimum, our aims and objectives are to:
- Ensure compliance with our National Park Permit conditions.
- Identify and limit any possible environmental risk associated with our operation.
- Contribute to the appropriate conservation objectives of governing bodies.
- Ensure there is no long term environmental or cultural impact from our operations.
- Reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and improve resilience and adaptation to climate change.
Our aim at Waterfall Wanderers is to have all our guests educated about the importance of rainforest ecosystems and their vulnerability from the impacts of changing climates, rising sea levels, pollution, deforestation, poaching and other human influences. We aim to better educate our guests about what they can do to have a positive impact on the environment.
Protecting Queensland’s natural and cultural heritage is the responsibility of everyone involved in adventure activities, leaders, organisations and participants. At Waterfall Wanderers, we endorse the 7 Principles of ‘Leave No Trace’ as our commitment to the protection of the environment we visit for all of our tours. This includes:
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimise the Impact of Fire
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Your Hosts and Other Visitors
Further information in regards to this, is available at Leave No Trace Australia www.lnt.org.au