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ECOTOURISM DEFINITION:

“Ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that foster environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation”.

Ecotourism aims to preserve the integrity of the destination. Its focus is on conserving the local environment and historical heritage, while supporting the culture and encouraging people to look after the natural resources that attracts them to the region.

Moonlit Sanctuary is a member of Ecotourism Australia, accredited since 2005.  We are proud to have been nominated as a ‘Green Travel Leader’ marking our 10th Anniversary of being certified.

Find out more about Ecotourism at the Ecotourism Australia website.

We have also been approved by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council an independent body that establishes and manages Global Standards for sustainability in travel and tourism.

We won the Victorian Tourism Award for Ecotourism in 2010, 2014 and 2018. In 2018, we went on to win the silver award in the Australian Tourism Awards in the Ecotourism category. We have also won the Sustainability Victoria Protection of the Environment Award in 2009, the City of Casey Environmental Business of the Year in 2012 and the Premier’s Sustainability Award in 2018.