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Scenic Barramundi Gorge, Kakadu NP, Top End, Australia, holds cool clear water even in late dry season, and attracts ecotourists from around the world. A large industry attracting foreign revenue is based on the pristine quality of this and other reserves. N96.22s
 
Ecotourists admiring mountain stream subtropical rainforest with palms, vines, birdlife etc on walking trail in Springbrook National Park in magnificent World Heritage Border Ranges region of South-east Queensland, Australia, hinterland of the Gold Coast tourist strip. C92.2s
 
Ecotourist enjoying subtropical rainforest mountain views with waterfalls, birdlife etc on walking trail in Springbrook National Park in magnificent World Heritage Border Ranges region of South-east Queensland, Australia, hinterland of the Gold Coast tourist strip.6x9cm C47.2e
  Wildlife carer feeds a lab mouse to a convalescing Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae. Volunteer wildlife care groups have been established in many communities to return injured and orphaned animals to the wild. CQ48.10s
Holiday makers on a Hervey Bay beach, SE Queensland. Hervey Bay has natural coastal environments, sheltered waters, whales, and Fraser Island World Heritage Area nearby, and is a major destination for overseas ecotourists. CQ75.23s  horse and cart 
Yesterday’s transport still enjoyed by modern people at a heavy horse field day near Rosedale, central Queensland, Australia. Such German wagons and Clydesdale draught horses were common forms of transport and haulage, which persisted in some outback areas well into the 20th century. CQ54.12s
Baffle Creek morning 
Recreational boating on an Australian river (Baffle Ck, Qld). Our rivers and estuaries are foci for boating, fishing, swimming, other watersports and holiday making, as well as essential natural resources. CQ74.10s
 
Ecotourists admiring old growth subtropical rainforest with buttressed trees, palms, vines, birdlife etc on walking trail in Springbrook National Park in magnificent World Heritage Border Ranges region of South-east Queensland, Australia, hinterland of the Gold Coast tourist strip. C92.4s
Hand feeding a possum 
Feeding a Brush-tail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula. An example of a native wildlife species which has adapted its behaviour and prospered in the human built environment. Thousands live in Australian suburbia, feeding on natural and introduced vegetation and scavenging. While occasionally becoming a nuisance, such “urban wildlife” generally enhances people’s lives. CQ32.9s
Rainforest stream - Purling Brook, Springbrook WHA 
Colourful leaf fall gathers in a subtropical rainforest mountain stream fringed with palms, vines, birdlife etc in Springbrook National Park, in the magnificent World Heritage Border Ranges region of Southeast Queensland, Australia, hinterland of the Gold Coast tourist strip. C94.5s
Outdoor class with Harry Butler 
Ecotourists staying at a wilderness lodge (Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia) receive first hand instruction in ecological and conservation principles in a pristine environment, by Australian naturalist of renown Harry Butler. N75.2s
Barramundi fishermen, Arnhem Land 
Recreational barramundi fisherman prepares for a very expensive guided fishing trip from a wilderness resort in Gurig Nat. Park, Cobourg Peninsula, Arnhem Land, N.T. into remote mangrove wetlands. Fish will be tagged and released.Pristine environments and unexploited fish stocks attract keen amateur anglers from all over the world. N51.16s
Catamarans at the beach 
Sailing skiffs line up on a holiday beach on the Queensland coast. A playground for people from all over the world, Queensland's coast, estuaries and Great Barrier Reef support a multi-million dollar tourist industry based on their natural features. CQ45.11s
Clifftop lookout, Balckdown Tableland 
Sandstone cliffs of Stoney Creek Gorge viewed from Stoney Creek, part of the wild and spectacular escarpment of the Blackdown Tableland in the sandstone country of Central Queensland, Australia. CQ8.20s
Bass Rock seabird rookery, Scotland 
Ecotourists view spectacular seabird nesting habitat on sheer cliffs of The Bass Rock, a rock islet at the mouth of the Firth of Forth, Scotland, U.K. Formerly exploited unsustainably for meat, gannets and others now support a tourist industry. E33.19s
Hiking in Timor 
Western independent ecotourist trekking through old growth forest to the summit of remote Gunung Mutis in central highlands of Timor, Indonesia. Modern affluent & mobile westerners follow footsteps of 19th century explorers to the remotest corners of the world. T3.13s
Bushwalking in Kakadu National Park 
Hiking or "bushwalking" in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, a popular ecotourism destination. Ecotourism based on pristine quality of conservation reserves attract foreign revenue, justify their protection. N89.14s
Ecotourist viewing rock art in Kakadu National Park 
European tourist views aboriginal art in sandstone overhangs, Kakadu N.P., Top End N.T. Ancient rock art from the hands and minds of people far removed in time and culture hold a tremendous fascination for today's affluent and mobile ecotourists. N89.1s
Ecotourists in Kakadu National Park 
European tourists sample a landscape and ancient cultural relicts exotic to and remote from their own in the wilderness of Kakadu N.P., Top End N.T. A large industry attracting foreign revenue is based on the pristine quality of this reserve. N9.1s
Unspoilt beach, Kinkuna National Park, Central Queensland 
Empty, pristine beach in Kinkuna National Park, one of many secluded and scenic coastal national parks in Central Queensland, Australia, known as the "Capricorn Coast" as the Tropic of Capricorn passes through it. CQ55.7s
Sailing tour, Arnhem Land 
Sailing boats are solar powered (cause of atmospheric movement) so sailing is an appropriate activity for ecotourists at an ecologically sustainable wilderness resort in Gurig National Park, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. N79.18s
Ecotourists sailing, Port Essington, NT 
Ecotour sailboat in Coral Bay, Gurig Nat. Park, Cobourg Peninsula, Arnhem Land, N.T., a good platform for ecotourists to explore the intricate but remote coastline in an environmentally compatible way. N86.8s
Trainer demonstrates sea eagle at wildlife park 
Wildlife trainer holds the jesses of a White-breasted Sea-eagle Haliaetus leucogaster trained in the age-old tradition of falconry, but for environmental education at a wildlife park, Top End, Northern Territory, Australia. N8.16s
4WD tour, Arnhem Land 
Ecotourism in the remote Arnhem Land, Australia. Vehicle transport is restricted to only three roads in the 2 200sqkm Gurig National Park, serving a ranger station, aboriginal outstation, and this one connecting a wilderness resort to its airstrip.N86.15s
Tourist viewing historic Victoria Settlement, Arnhem Land 
Ecotourist now views ruins of Victoria Settlement, unsuccessful attempt to establish a European trading settlement in northern Australia (1840's). Ironstone magazine and fort couldn't protect the pioneers from failed agriculture in the wet/dry climate, nor malaria. N86.2s
 Yellow Waters and tour boat, Kakadu NP 
Yellow Waters, a tropical waterhole on Jim Jim Creek, South Alligator River floodplain, Kakadu National Park, Australia, towards end of dry season. It retains water, concentrations of wildlife in the Dry season, and is a mecca for ecotourism. N90.15s
Aboriginal dancers 
Traditional aboriginal dance troupe performs at a heritage day (1770 Festival, Qld.). Aboriginal culture has contributed hugely to the Australian tourist industry by providing a unique cultural experience along side and integrated with the continent's natural attractions. CQ48.8s
Wild food 
Ecotourist samples bush tucker on the wilderness beach of Hummock Hill Island, Discovery Coast region of Queensland, Australia, threatened by a large industrial development (space base). CQ38.9s
Bush picnic 
Family picnic in a forest park amid old growth eucalypt forest, coastal Queensland, Australia. Forestry management needs to integrate recreational uses with forestry operations ("mixed use"), retaining some unlogged forest for heritage and wildlife valurs. CQ43.6s
Surfer 
Surfer enjoys a wave on a holiday beach, Queensland coast. A playground for people from all over the world, Queensland's coast, estuaries and Great Barrier Reef support a multi-million dollar tourist industry based on their natural features. CQ37.4s
Tame parrots at Bunya Mountains 
Feeding colourful King Parrots Alisterus scapularis at a picnic ground adjoining Bunya Mountains National Park, Australia. While interaction with wildlife is an important visitor experience, the ill-effects on wildlife of artificial food, conditioned behaviour and unnaturally increased populations have led to the discouragement or prohibition of wildlife feeding in national parks. SWs
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