A couple receiving a tour in the jungle by a river

Ecotourism and Cultural Certifications

 

Our founder, Elder Roy Gibson, had a vision of Mossman Gorge Centre becoming a place where both Indigenous culture and the unique natural ecosystem of the Mossman Gorge area could be enjoyed and explored by visitors. Our certifications in ecotourism and cultural tourism are testaments to the success of his vision. In 2018, Mossman Gorge Centre attained Green Travel Leader status, as recognition for its continual commitment to environmental and cultural sustainability. Mossman Gorge Centre has been Ecotourism Certified for the last 10 years, during which sustainable practices have always been at the heart of the Mossman Gorge Centre’s philosophy. 

Jungle river and rocks

The Mossman Gorge Centre and associated tourism experiences were designed to offer an authentic Indigenous experience and fit within, and respect, the natural landscape of the rainforest flora and fauna, water, rocks and Manjal Dimbi (Mt Demi).

As an Ecotourism operator, Mossman Gorge Centre leaves minimal impact on the environment as well as offering interesting ways to learn about the environment. We use resources wisely, contribute to conservation and assist the local community.

Mossman Gorge Centre’s Environmental Management Plan communicates the importance of protecting the Heritage Listed National Park, The Daintree Rainforest. Mossman Gorge Centre continually addresses and manages the following environmental impacts: 

  • Water supply and conservation
  • Waste minimisation and management
  • Energy use and minimisation
  • Air quality
  • Chemical pollution
  • Minimal impact vehicle use and transport
  • Cultural sites
  • Site disturbance and landscaping
  • Flora disturbance
  • Fauna disturbance
  • Noise pollution
  • Visitor impacts

Mossman Gorge Centre recognises the integral part Indigenous people, their culture and spiritual beliefs play within this rich landscape. Mossman Gorge Centre holds a certification for Respecting Our Culture (ROC). Our operations and tours incorporate visitor information that reflect the beliefs and customs of local Indigenous communities, and the use and promotion of locally produced goods and services including local/regional Indigenous arts and crafts.

To find out more about being EcoTourism Certified visit www.ecotourism.org.au