Rainforestation Nature Park is committed to reducing environmental impacts and educating customers about our unique rainforest environment. Alongside this, we are dedicated to preserving and protecting Aboriginal cultural authenticity and integrity and are committed to sharing authentic Aboriginal culture through our Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience.
Rainforestation is fully eco certified and has been awarded certification at the level of ecotourism for all products; Army Duck Rainforest Tours, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout and Koala & Wildlife Park.
Being ecocertified ensures that we are successfully:
- Focusing on optimal resources use
- Leaving minimal impact on the environment
- Contributing to conserving the environment
- Helping local communities
- Offer interesting ways to learn about the environment
Respecting Our Culture
Our dedication to preserving and protecting Aboriginal cultural authenticity and integrity is shown through our Respecting Our Culture certification.
Some of our commitments in practice:
- We proudly promote the unique ecology of FNQ’s rainforest, local indigenous culture in partnership with the traditional Djabugay people, and Australia’s unique fauna and flora.
- All indigenous artworks and artefacts sold in our Pamagirri gallery are authentic and have been produced by our Pamagirri artists and their families.
- The Pamagirri Dances performed at Rainforestation have been approved by an elder of the Djabugay Traditional Owners.
- Our Pamagirri Guides are from various groups around Australia and share their personal culture through incorporating their own languages throughout the Dreamtime Walk and Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout.
- Some of the traditions identified by our indigenous team members as being important to keep authentic is; language, connection to the land, culture and music. We share all elements of these traditions throughout our dance and dream-time walk.
- The Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout is an authentic insight into each Pamagirri guides interaction with their own culture. Each guide incorporates their own unique cultural traditions, customs and spiritual transitions, which keeps the experience authentic.
- Winner– Mature Workers Mean Business Awards
- Finalist- 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards for Major Tourist Attractions
- Winner- 2017 Reconciliation Awards
- Winner- 2009 Medal for Management Excellence- Australian Institute of Management
- Winner – 2001- Tropical Tourism North Queensland (TTNQ) Awards – Charles Woodward for Significant Contribution from an Individual
- Winner – Australian Tourism Awards for Significant Local Attraction
- Winner – 1997 Queensland Tourism Awards for Significant Regional / Local Attraction
- Finalist – Philippa Woodward – Telstra Business Women Award
- Finalist – 1995 Queensland Tourism Awards for Significant Regional / Local Attraction
- Finalist – 1994 Queensland Tourism Awards for Significant Regional / Local Attraction
- Business Review Weekly- 1995-1998- Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies for Outstanding Performance in Business
- Australian Tourist Commission Certificate of Excellence, Share Booth Category, Australian Tourism Exchange
- ITOA- 1994 Outstanding Services and Contributions to Australian Inbound Tourism
- Regional Winner – 1991 Australian Small Business Awards
Tourism Tropical North Queensland
Rainforestation is member of Tourism Tropical North Queensland
Queensland Tourism Industry Council
Rainforestation is also part of QTIC’s Tourism Indigenous Champions Network, which seeks to enhance employment and reconciliation for Indigenous Australians.
Our Cultural Development Office, William Enoch-Tranby is also a committee member for the First Nations Tourism Potential Plan, which aims to produce a guide to the development and growth of Indigenous tourism across Queensland.