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003961 - Couple admiring karri trees in Boranup Forest in the Leeuwin - Naturaliste National Park HR 002Australian Wildlife Adventures are excited to announce the expansion of their Western Australian product with the launch of two new accommodated tours departing from September 2018. With the steady growth of their 6 Day Secrets of Esperance Camping tour over the past three years they believed the time was right to develop an accommodated version of the product that can operate all year round.

The 6 Day Best of the South West Adventure features highlights such as Margaret River, Esperance & Cape Le Grand National Park, personalised indigenous culture at Koomal Dreaming, Valley of the Giants, Albany and Wave Rock. Also departing fortnightly is the shorter 3 Day Margaret River & Beyond Adventure which offers those with less time a taste of the South West visiting Dunsborough, Margaret River, Walpole, William Bay National Park and Albany.

Australian Wildlife Adventures owner Craig “Hassie” Haslam said, “we are very really excited to be expanding our West Australian product offerings as it is just such a spectacular part of the world. While our swag camping tours have been catering primarily to the 18-35 year old youth market for the past 15 years, having these new hostel accommodated options with private room upgrades available, not only enables us to expand our own markets, but also offers visitors to WA some more unique touring options with a focus on nature, wildlife, adventure, culture and local produce”.

Champ certTourism Noosa is an official partner supporting Plastic Free Noosa - a whole-of-community project to reduce Noosa's plastic footprint. As from the 1st of July, Noosa is being used as a trial destination to switch from single-use plastics to better alternatives

Plastic Free Noosa is working within the food, markets and events sectors, to reduce six key items that are commonly found in the litter stream - plastic water bottles, straws, coffee/cups & lids, takeaway containers, food ware (cutlery, cups, plates) and plastic bags. All of these items have readily available reusable or compostable alternatives, and the project works with businesses to show them what the alternatives are and how they can get them. It also encourages individuals to take up a plastic-free lifestyle. The campaign will expand to incorporate other sectors throughout the year, such as schools, retailers, hotels, grocers, tour operators etc.

The project shows what can be achieved when a community works together to reduce its reliance on single-use plastic, with Noosa now leading the way for other communities to follow. This year, Plastic Free Noosa has set an aspirational goal to reduce the use of identified single-use plastic packaging in Noosa by 50% by November 2018.

Tourism Noosa supports the move for another step towards Noosa being the ultimate sustainable, clean and green destination for visitors.

Surf Noosa National ParkWhat's new in Noosa 2018
- Noosa was recently endorsed as the 10th World Surfing Reserve, chosen for its beautiful point breaks and visionary coastal conservation. This ensures visitors have access to crystal clear surfing waves for years to come. Learn to surf in one of the most pristine places on the planet with Go Ride A Wave

- Launching next month, Habitat Noosa is uniquely located in the Cooloola National Park (25mins drive from Noosa) on 65 acres of land, surrounded by bushland, lake frontage and kangaroos! Everything has been thought of from glamping and cabin style accommodation, boat cruises on the pristine Noosa Everglades, to a micro-brewery, outdoor cinema screen and restaurant.

- For birdwatching and bushwalking enthusiasts, Tropical Treks are the specialists in personalised guided nature walks. The Noosa hinterland is home to over 40% of Australia's birdlife as well as rare and endangered flora and fauna.

- August will see the return of the Mary Valley Rattler – restored heritage steam trains offering tours to scenic hinterland towns. Also onsite is a brand-new museum and café that supports local food produces.

tangaloomaThe highlight of any visit to Tangalooma is undoubtabll the opportunity to hand feed one of the wild bottlenose dolphins that visit the shores each evening at sunset. There is a large family of these playful dolphins that visit regularly, each with their own distinctive and unique personalities.
Tangalooma's wild dolphin feeding program operates each evening at sunset. The Dolphin Care Team, consisting of Eco Rangers and dedicated staff, run the program which operates to strict guidelines to ensure the protection of the dolphins.
The dolphins come into feed, usually arriving just after sunset, and of their own accord. We never call the dolphins in. It is quite normal for any one of them to be absent from the feed on consecutive nights and this is not something to be worried about – they are probably having too much fun in the Bay!
To ensure the dolphins maintain their natural instincts and independence, Tangalooma only feed each of the dolphins between 10 to 20 percent of their daily food requirement. This ensures they also hunt for themselves and can survive on their own. Herring are fed to the dolphins as they are a species that is commonly found in the Bay.
Tangalooma operates launch transfer services from Holt Street Wharf, Pinkenba in Brisbane. Passengers travel in comfort across Moreton Bay aboard one of three high speed catamarans – the Tangalooma Jet, Flyer, and Express. To reduce emissions, the fleet runs on the highest grade and only DERM-approved marine bio-fuel.
Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Feeding Experience is included in selected accommodation and day cruise packages from Brisbane.

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06It is said that to tell stories is what makes us human, and we are in part defined by the narratives we create. Story is the language of memory. It nurtures our artistic impulses and entices us to dream. Since 2007, The Library has provided a space for guests to flourish – a blank “page” where one  can  be  inspired  to  write  his  or  her  own  story. 

ate 2Deborah attended the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE)  event this month in Adelaide on behalf of SLC’s client Tourism Western Australia.

18 UK tour operators attended this year’s events, the South Australia Tourism Commission how cased the region running pre and post tours which included SLC clients Rawnsley Park Station, Barossa Shiraz Estate and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours

noosa foodJoin some of Australia's best chefs, winemakers and foodies for four days of great food experiences in Noosa! With more than 50 fantastic events showcasing some of Australia's best chefs in beautiful locations throughout Noosa from 17-20 May 2018.

Events will take place at the new Festival Village, the Beach Tipis on Noosa Main Beach, along Hastings Street for the Audi Long Lunch, in signature restaurants and throughout the Noosa hinterland with produce and brewery trails.

downloadJoin our celebration! 2018 marks 50 years of tourism for Rawnsley Park Station!

Rawnsley Park Station welcomed its first paying guests in May 1968, with the then owners Clem and Alison offering basic accommodation in one cabin and running sheep shearing demonstrations to generate extra income on the then struggling sheep station.

Fifty years later, Rawnsley Park Station is a world-class tourism venture that is a key player in South Australia’s tourism industry. Under the stewardship of Clem and Alison’s eldest son, Tony, and his wife, Julie, Rawnsley Park Station has won multiple tourism awards, and their luxury eco-villas have been lauded as one of the best regional tourism developments in the State.

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