Must-do Eco bucket list
Whether it’s out on the water or in your hotel, make sure you’re choosing to stay sustainable with these eco-friendly experiences in Townsville North Queensland.
14 October 2020
These certified tours and products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.
Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive
Specialising in snorkelling and diving trips, join Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive to witness and explore the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, the Museum of Underwater Art, or S.S. Yongala Shipwreck. Did you know that your booking includes a contribution to the management of the Great Barrier Reef through the EMC (Environmental Management Charge), so just by visiting the reef you are helping to protect it!
Billabong Sanctuary and Bungalow Bay Koala Village
Billabong Sanctuary and Bungalow Bay Koala Village offers Australia’s best interactive wildlife experience, featuring native animals in their natural habitats!
Magnetic Island Sea Kayaks
Hit the water with Magnetic Island Sea Kayaks (powered by your own body!) and discover the best of Magnetic Island's surrounding marine park.
Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium
Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium is recognised as the national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef so there is no better place to learn about the world’s greatest natural wonder. Immerse yourself in the underwater viewing tunnel, have a hands-on experience at the touch tank, hear from the experts during one of the daily tours and meet the sick and injured turtles being rehabilitated in the Turtle Hospital.
Big Mama Sailing
Big Mama Sailing has plenty of deck space to relax in a bean bag, a comfortable inside saloon area or join in the fun and action of sailing and other water activities.
Yongala Dive offers the fastest connection to one of the world's top dive sites- the historic S.S. Yongala Shipwreck, with tours departing from Alva Beach. Yongala Dive also operates tours to Stanley Reef from Alva Beach and day trips to the Muesum of Underwater Art, departing from Townsville.
Aquascene Charters Magnetic Island
Discover the incredible beauty of Magnetic Island from above and below the water with Aquascene Charters. Not only experience mesmerising snorkelling on coral reefs, but learn about the island’s history, its marine life and hear a few yarns along the way.