What is ECO Destination?

Our ECO Destination

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In April 2024, Townsville was awarded ECO Destination certification at Nature Tourism Level by Ecotourism Australia. This incredible feat could not have been achieved without the long list of community-led programs and businesses that are taking big (and small) steps toward progressing Townsville into a world-leading sustainable destination (featured in the Top 100 worldwide).

Townsville is the third destination in Queensland and the ninth in Australia to become an ECO Destination, solidifying the region as a sustainability and ecotourism leader. Council was a recipient of the Queensland Government Department of Tourism and Sport’s Eco-Certified Tourism Destination Grant in 2022 to expand their destination sustainability certification.