Here’s how to have an ethical wildlife encounter in Australia


Ethical wildlife encounters abound across Australia. Help the country’s koala population, contribute to conservation efforts on Christmas Island and keep track of whale populations. You can enjoy all these experiences through Australian Wildlife Journeys.

According to the UN World Tourism Organization, nature-based tourism accounts for close to 10 per cent of all tourism. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) estimates this equates to $343.6 billion globally. 

With so much up for grabs, it’s unsurprising that many industry operators mistreat animals in captivity for the amusement of tourists. But an outpouring of scrutiny toward exploitative organisations has seen global tourism operators shifting toward ethical wildlife encounters that protect animals, domestic and wild, while providing enriching and educating interactions for humans of all ages.

Enter Australian Wildlife Journeys, a portfolio of experiences and ethical wildlife encounters around the country that unites operators who not only care our incredible flora and fauna, but are actively seeking out ways to conserve this bounty for future generations. 

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