Ecotourism Opportunity within Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Australia

Ecotourism Opportunity within Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Australia

Invest in Extraordinary Western Australia

Tourism Western AustraliaA unique ecotourism development opportunity exists within Shark Bay. The Shark Bay region lies along the central western coastal corridor of Western Australia. The region was listed as a World Heritage Area in 1991 in recognition of its natural beauty, biological diversity, ecology and evidence of Earth's evolution.


Soon to be released through the Naturebank program, this will be an exceptional opportunity to create a responsible and sustainable eco-friendly tourist accommodation facility on a coastal site adjacent to the pristine waters of Shark Bay Marine Park.


The Naturebank program is an initiative encouraging the development of quality environmentally sensitive tourist accommodation and experiences in the State’s national parks. Shark Bay offers an extraordinary range of land, sea and air experiences for visitors, ranging from: flights over spectacular coastal scenery, dolphin interaction at Monkey Mia and sailing over vast sea grass beds to view dugong, manta rays and dolphins along with opportunities to learn about indigenous culture and early settlement history.


Interested parties are required to have the necessary expertise to develop ecotourism accommodation and the operational knowledge and experience to successfully run a commercially viable operation. They will also be expected to be fully aware of the environmentally sensitive nature of the area and aim to provide their guest’s with an understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural diversity which are largely unique to this special part of Australia.


For further information about this development opportunity please contact Ross MacCulloch at Tourism Western Australia by e-mailing ross.macculloch[at]



Media Contact

Ross MacCulloch, Consultant
Tourism Western Australia
Email: ross.macculloch[at]
Phone: +61 892621700


About Tourism Western Australia

Tourism Western Australia

Tourism Western Australia is a statutory authority under the portfolio of the Minister for Tourism and is governed by a Board of Commissioners. Responsible for promoting Western Australia as an attractive holiday, event, convention and incentive travel destination, nationally and overseas, Tourism Western Australia enhances the tourism industry, infrastructure and product base.





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