Green & Environmentally Responsible
We continuously strive to exceed our guests’ expectations & provide innovative and enjoyable, quality tours throughout Victoria that respect the environment and local culture.
Bunyip Tours would not exist without the stunning beauty and unique native flora and fauna of Victoria’s natural environment and recognises that it has a responsibility
to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental
performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. We will encourage customers, suppliers and
other stakeholders to do the same.
We help support the animals and conservation and education programs at Moonlit Sanctuary by sponsoring a Spotted Quoll & Koala which contributes directly to their conservation breeding programs for endangered species such as the orange-bellied parrots and bush-stone curlews. We ensure we align ourselves with eco-certified operators such as Moonlit Sanctuary and Phillip Island Nature Park.
We proudly work with Greenfleet to offset the our touring fleet’s carbon dioxide emissions. Since July 2006 we have offset more than 3434 tonne of carbon using a range of third party programmes.
- We are part of Planet Ark’s cartridge recycling program
- Our brochures are printed using vegetable based inks on FSC mixed sources paper
- All other marketing collateral is distributed either via USBs, or email to reduce the need for paper
- We have a “think before you print” policy and encourage staff to reduce usage of resources (i.e. lights off, computers off overnight etc)
- We keep our groups small, to a maximum of 24 guests
- We purchase bulk supplies/dry goods for tours to reduce packaging/waste
Bunyip Tours is eco-certified with Eco Tourism Australia and have been for 10 years. in 2018 Bunyip was recognised as a green leader for it’s long term commitment to the program. We have adopted its principles of environmentally sustainable practices and providing high quality nature-based tourism experiences. Along with every aspect of the business adopting these standards, we expect our guides to undertake training to assist them in their understanding of the principles of eco-tourism. All guides are expected to complete the eco guide program under their own initiative.
Our guides are instructed to ensure minimal environmental impact, and to provide accurate interpretation, and keeping wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing our guests how to view wildlife with patience and respect.
Activities are always confined to tracks and boardwalks to minimise negative impacts.
Eco-tourism is defined as tourism in natural areas focusing on optimal resources use, conservation practices and helping local communities.