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This is a site for travellers, tour operators, ecolodges, wildlife parks, guides, academic researchers, students, conservation managers and others with an interest in wildlife tourism and the related topics of quality interpretation, ecological sustainability, animal welfare in captive and wild settings, positive and negative effects of tourism on wildlife conservation, value of wildlife tourism to local economies, and research into all of these.

Coming events

Stay tuned for details!    See under ‘Past events‘ for details of 2016 events (and earlier)

Wildlife Tourism Australia (WTA) is a not for profit incorporated association representing tourist operations, educators, researchers, students, businesses, NGOs and individuals that support sustainable wildlife tourism in Australia.

See the code of conduct for our members.

Wildlife Tourism Research and Information

On this site we provide an extensive amount of information in many areas including:

  • research literature relevant to wildlife tourism; discussions, blog entries and book reviews on wildlife tourism topics; reports on workshops, roundtable discussions etc.
  • members’ backgrounds and research interests

Wildlife experience seekers: plan your travels!

Seek quality tour operators, eco-accommodation, wildlife parks, and other wildlife experiences throughout Australia (and beyond), look for volunteer opportunities and information on Australia’s wildlife and their habitats.

Tour Operators, Researchers and Students

NRM jbs for the environment kindly supplies us with some of the information we present on our ‘jobs’ page, for positions vacant that are relevant to wildlife tourism, and supports Wildlife Tourism Australia by helping to promote our events