Ecotourism is a fast-growing industry focused on increasing appreciation and understanding of natural and cultural assets.
The Ecotourism Trails program aims to deliver:
- significant environmental, social and economic benefits to Traditional Owners, regional communities and to Queensland
- long term job and business opportunities for Traditional Owners and their future generations
- enhanced connection to country whilst ensuring the protection and preservation of Land and Country
- stronger appreciation and understanding of Aboriginal culture
- innovative tourism offerings to Queensland that capture new market share with potential for thousands of new overnight stays each year (view the Queensland Ecotourism Plan 2016-2020 on the Department of Environment and Science website).
- long-term growth and liveability and building community resilience for their respective regional communities
- new funding sources to preserve, protect and present national parks and their cultural heritage
- better controls to limit damaging and uncontrolled activities within parks including feral animal management
- potential to host competitive domestic and international sporting events, such as mountain-biking competitions
- coordinated state and local resources to key regional community issues, such as tourism infrastructure and water management for example.
View the Queensland Ecotourism Trails.
Last updated: 11 Feb 2020