2013 Winner: Responsible Tourism Award
Noosa Integrated Catchment Association and Partners
Cruise Noosa Biosphere is an environmentally responsible tourism cruise that promotes the natural assets of a unique area with high biodiversity. More than 626 vertebrate fauna species and 13 types of vegetation have been recorded here including rainforest, melaleuca wetlands and mangroves. Development of the cruise followed the United Nation’s inscription of the area as a biosphere reserve, an international conservation listing awarded to an area with innovative approaches to conservation and sustainable development. The cruise is a celebration of community action and care for place and the environment.