The definition of ecotourism adopted by Ecotourism Australia is:
"Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environment and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation."
The ECO Certification logo is a globally recognized brand which assists travelers to choose and experience a genuine and authentic tour, attraction, cruise or accommodation that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
The ECO Certification program assures travelers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provided high quality nature-based tourism experiences.
Mt Barney Lodge has retained Ecotourism for many years. In 2010 Ecotourism Australia recognised over 40 Australian tourism operators as Green Travel Leaders as part of the Year of Responsible Ethical and Sustainable Tourism.
Mt Barney Lodge was one of these trail blazer in responsible travel having being Eco certified for 10 years or more. Long before most people were thinking about green issues, these businesses saw the importance of the environment to tourism, and wanted to ensure they behaved in a responsible ethical and sustainable way.
Today, Mt Barney Lodge combines a personal and business philosophy to be as sustainable as possible, and bring you a genuine Ecotourism experience.
We at Mt Barney Lodge follow the principles of ecotourism as outlined below: