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New eco-tour reveals heart of Sydney Harbour

Connect with Sydney's beaches | credit Tourism Australia Want to discover Sydney’s true nature? The new Zoo2Q ecotour isa collaboration between four of Australia’s most experienced and passionate tourism operators who are just crazy for Sydney Harbour – and they’re ready to enthrall guests with stories of Sydney’s wildlife and history. The spectacular two-day tour transports visitors from Sydney Harbour to Taronga Zoo, set on traditional Cammeraigal country, for a cultural night tour before curling up in a ‘Roar and Snore’ safari tent to sleep at the zoo!

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Tasmanians Get Outside with Community

Abdul Hakim enjoying the sunset in Maria Island National Park Tasmanians tend to be very familiar with their parks and famous walking trails but for some new arrivals they can be daunting to explore. Get Outside with Community is providing asylum seekers and refugees the opportunity to discover the island’s national parks, improve their English language skills, make friends, and connect with their new home. Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service’s Sam Cuff enjoying himself with participants on a _Get Outside with Community_ excursion Over 250 people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have been on 20 excursions to reserves around Tasmania since the programme began three years ago.

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Great Ecolodge top of the list

The lodge provides a range of opportunities to connect with the natural environment Great Ocean Ecolodge, in the Great Ocean Road National Landscape, has been named in the World’s Top 25 Ecolodges by National Geographic Traveller. The solar-powered and ecologically responsible lodge is part of the Conservation Ecology Centre - where guests can go out into the bush with the centre’s researchers to help in the work to save endangered species.

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Award winning Dolphin Watch gathers vital data

Dorsal fins at Dashwood Bay | Image courtesy of Dolphin Watch Kangaroo Island’s Dolphin Watch program is a great way to show people that they can play an active part in today’s science. We’ve shown school children, uni students and local families that science can be exciting, and their efforts can be useful to Australia’s scientific community. Our world’s best practice method of cataloguing dolphins is unobtrusive.

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Volunteers keep Australia's Green Cauldron clean

These triathlon guys and girls are super-fit, but they don’t have time to hang about looking for a bin while they’re trying to beat their personal best! That’s why Marine Action Conservation Society (MACS) teamed up with Kingscliff Rotary to look after the water stations and rubbish collection for this year’s QSM Kingscliff Triathlon. Last year there was nothing done about athletes disposing of the plastic cups and gel wrappers throughout the event - and many ended up in the Cudgen Creek and flowing out to the Pacific.

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Boutique beer helps endangered quoll

Tess and Ted We were blessed with great weather for The Age harvest festival at Hanging Rock. It was the perfect day to hang out with friends and perhaps enjoy a drink of the newly unveiled Spotted Ale. Yep, that’s right - spotted ale! We’ve partnered with Otway Brewing to help sustain a brighter future for our endangered quoll, so now conservationists and connoisseurs can help save the tiger quoll one sip at a time.

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