A partnership between conservation and tourism
Australia’s National Landscapes Program identified 16 of Australia’s most spectacular regions offering uniquely Australian experiences. Stakeholders within the National Landscapes work in collaboration to improve the delivery of quality visitor experiences throughout the Landscapes and their surrounding regions. National Landscapes promote and support the conservation of some of Australia’s most distinct and rich environments and raise the profile of the natural and cultural tourism experience on offer in Australia.
Right from the start, each National Landscape has been driven at the local level by a regionally-based Steering Committee that brings together representatives from tourism organisations and operators, protected area agencies, local councils, conservation groups, government agencies and Indigenous stakeholders. Since 2014, the Chairs of the Steering Committees have had complete ownership of the Program. Ecotourism Australia provides administrative support to the National Landscapes, including organising regular teleconferences for Chairs and an annual forum.