Skyrail: Australian Champions

Skyrail News: February 2010

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has been named Australia's most sustainable tourism attraction, for a second consecutive year, at the recent Australian Tourism Awards.

Skyrail General Manager Max Shepherd, said: "Skyrail is honoured to have won the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, two years in a row".

"Skyrail is committed to providing leadership in best practice, sustainable operations, helping to achieve the United Nations charter of protecting, presenting and preserving the Wet Tropics Rainforests for future generations," Mr Shepherd said.

"Every element of Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has been designed and is operated to achieve world's best practice in sustainability, incorporating environmental, socio-cultural and economic considerations," he said.

"Australia is internationally recognised as one of the world's leading sustainable tourism destinations; to be named the nation's best, two years in a row, is an honour not only for our operation, but the entire Tropical North Queensland region."

As well as receiving the Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award, Skyrail:

  • Was the first tourist attraction in Australia to receive ISO 14001 for its Environmental Management System;
  • Achieved Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation from inception;
  • Is the only company in Australia to have Green Globe Gold Certification;
  • Was the first Australian attraction to win the British Airways "Tourism for Tomorrow" International Environment Award.
  • Was the inaugural winner of Tropical North Queensland's "Sustainable Tourism" Award.

Skyrail's commitment ensures visitors today and tomorrow can enjoy, appreciate and learn about the beauty and culture of the Wet Tropics Rainforests of Tropical North Queensland.

"We are proud to present the Wet Tropics Rainforests of Queensland to our visitors, allowing them to experience and learn more about these ancient forests, on boardwalks and at the Rainforest Interpretation Centre, without impacting on them."

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