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Ecotourism: Creating Unforgettable Natural Experiences
13th National Ecotourism
Conference Hobart 2005

Ecotourism Australia - conference website

Creating unforgettable natural experiences
Creating unforgettable natural experiences

Townsville - Fostering Partnerships & Opportunities in Ecotourism

Cr. Ann Bunnell & Greg Bruce, Townsville City Council


Magnetic Island, Townsville.
Magnetic Island, Townsville.

Townsville and surrounding regions offer a distinctive experience along the Queensland Coast. Townsville is where the tropical savannas meet the coast, and is both the southern gateway to the Wet Tropics (Cromarty, Mt Elliot and Paluma) and at the City's Strand foreshore abuts the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. In response to this Townsville City Council has been progressively implementing a community based "Townsville Ecotourism Strategy - 2000". This strategy supports developing ecotourism opportunities for business; fostering regional cooperation and partnership; and has included development of the Council's innovative, dynamic web based Townsville Regional Natural Assets Database and State of Environment Report 2003 (

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Read the paper (.pdf 143kb)

See the Conference Program

Tourism Futures Conference 2005 - paper references:

TF05_conference communique (.pdf 102kb)

TF05_tqworkshop_ecotourism05 (.pdf 102kb)

Wrest Point Casino - Conference venue in Hobart.
Wrest Point Casino - Conference venue in Hobart

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