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Murray River Walk awarded Advanced Ecotourism Certification

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Our Murray River Walk has recently been awarded the highest level of ecotourism certification in Australia, a Certificate of Advanced Ecotourism.

The certificate is only awarded to Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products that operate with minimal impact on the environment. Advanced Ecotourism operators must provide opportunities to learn about the environment, be committed to achieving best practice, use resources wisely, contribute to conserving the environment and help local communities. This recognition highlights the Murray River Walks commitment to the environment and its exceptional product offering.

“Our guests can feel confident that the experience we provide has a minimal impact on the environment and that they will learn about the environment in which they are exploring with their guides,” said Managing Director, and Guide, Tom Sharley.

Utilising houseboat accommodation and natural bush trails, Murray River Walk has a ‘leave no trace’ approach, ensuring that the bush returns to its natural state of peace after small groups of 10 guests and two guides have passed by.

Murray River Walk supports local conservation projects at Calperum Station (Australian Landscapes Trust), Murtho Forest Reserve and the Chowilla Floodplain Icon Site. Walk founder, Tony Sharley says, ‘We are passionate advocates for a healthy Murray River and our aim is to help our guests connect to this iconic part of Australia.’

Read More on the Murray River Walk and view departure dates here.