The Grose Valley |  <i>Luke Mallinson</i> Spot native flora on your walk in the Blue Mountains |  <i>Stew Hayes</i>
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Responsible adventures in the Blue Mountains

Conserving fragile environments like the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area requires a united front: industry partners, our guides, staff and guests can all do their bit to protect this wonderful natural asset.

By joining one of our adventures, you're supporting one of the most carbon friendly ways to experience the Blue Mountains wilderness.

Our commitment and initiatives – jump to a section:
Advanced Ecotourism Certifications
Reconciliation Action Plan
Thoughtful Travel Charter
Leave No Trace Commitment
Thoughtful Travel Booklet

Advanced Ecotourism Accredited by Ecotourism Australia Respecting our Culture Accredited by Ecotourism Australia Climate Action Business Accredited by Ecotourism Australia

Awarded highest level of certification from Ecotourism Australia

Our entire range of active tours are awarded certifications in all three programs by Ecotourism Australia and included in the prestigious Green Travel Guide:

✔️ Advanced Ecotourism Certification, 
✔️ Respecting our Culture Certification, and 
✔️ Climate Action Business Certification. 

This certification is through Ecotourism Australia’s world leading ecotourism certification program, which are recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). This means that when you travel with us, you are supporting a business that is backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high-quality nature-based tourism experiences.

Our certification demonstrates our commitment to:

  • Looking after our natural environment
  • Offering quality interpretation and educating guests
  • Supporting and engaging our local community
  • Reducing our carbon footprint
  • Protecting our unique wildlife and endangered species
  • Making real contributions to conservation
  • Helping to preserve Australian Indigenous cultures
  • Providing an unforgettable, high-quality guest experience

Sustainable Operations & Practices

Blue Mountains Adventure Company is dedicated to building a sustainable travel business where environmental, social and ethical considerations are key to our decision-making processes. 

We are deeply committed to thoughtful travel and true sustainability on all our adventure tours. This commitment has been at our core since inception, and in today's environmental climate, it's more vital than ever. We strive to preserve the natural beauty and cultural richness of our destinations for generations to come, a vision achievable only through the support of our travellers and partners.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Some of the ways in which we support and respect the First Nation peoples is demonstrated through our Reconciliation Action Plan.

  • Kakadu is home to many Aboriginal rock art sites |  <i>Shaana McNaught</i>
  • Learn about a tragic part of Australian history at Wybalenna |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>
  • The cultural conversation at Standley Chasm will teach you more about Arrente country |  <i>Luke Tscharke</i>


Thoughtful Travel Charter

In addition to the above, below are some of our industry-leading initiatives and commitments:

  • Deep Pass is ideal for group adventures |  <i>Ken Anderson</i>


  • In the depths of the Blue Mountains canyons
  • Taking in the stunning view of the Three Sisters at Echo Point |  <i>Tim Charody</i>
  • Arnhem Land Aboriginal culture, Northern Territory |  <i>Tourism NT</i>
  • Fortress Creek is a beautiful canyon to explore for beginners
  • Crimson Rosella spotted at Evans Lookout |  <i>Angela Parajo</i>
  • BMAC Guide - Lauren Storaker |  <i>Joe Kennedy</i>
  • Help us keep the places that inspire us clean by taking part in our 10 Pieces litter initiative |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>
  • Our Positive Impact Projects, such as the Bac Lieu Vietnam Wind Project, supports local economies and their sustainable development. |  <i>South Pole</i>
  • Learn from your guides whilst you explore the Blue Mountains |  <i>Jannice Banks</i>
  • Clearing nets and marine debris from the Arhnem Land coastline

Leave No Trace Commitment

We also have strict minimal impact guidelines in place, following the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace, an international organisation that has set the global standard for outdoor ethics. We support their philosophy to encourage travellers to take only photos and leave only footprints.

The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimise Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Your Hosts and Other Visitors

Become a more Thoughtful Traveller

The Thoughtful Traveller booklet

In 2000, our parent company World Expeditions printed the Responsible Travel Guidebook, presenting a comprehensive set of sustainable travel policies. It was pioneering, and earned them the WWF Environmental Achievement Award from the Australian National Travel Industry.

Over the years the booklet has evolved to meet the ever-changing landscape of sustainable travel. It's latest release, The Thoughtful Traveller booklet, is an easy to read document that empowers travellers with ideas on how they can be part of the solution and collectively make the world a better place when they travel. 


We respectfully acknowledge the Darug, Darkinjung, Dharawal, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, and Wiradjuri language groups as the traditional custodians of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and thank them for sharing this beautiful land with us.

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