Recent Projects

Sailaway Port Douglas – consultancy services to research and draft Tourism Award submission which resulted in the company winning the Climate Action Award at the Ecotourism Australia 2012 National Conference.

For an endorsement of EcoPro’s services in completing this project please contact Steve Edmondson, Director, Sailaway Port Douglas. www.sailawayportdouglas.com


Broken River Mountain Resort – consultancy services resulted in the company updating Management Plans and maintaining Advanced Eco Certification at Eco IV standard for the resort and tour products in 2012.

For an endorsement of EcoPro’s services in completing this project please contact Chris Ayre, Managing Director, Broken River Mountain Resort. www.brokenrivermr.com.au


Bloomfield Lodge (Trailfinders Australia) – consultancy services resulted in the Resort securing Advanced Eco Certification at Eco IV standard in 2012.

For an endorsement of EcoPro’s services in completing this project please contact – Ben Morley Managing Director, Bloomfield Lodge. www.bloomfieldlodge.com.au

‘When Bloomfield Lodge decided to secure accreditation with Ecotourism Australia we looked for a professional consultant who could help make the process easier. We were lucky enough to find Fiona Sleight, who provided expert advice and guided us towards meeting the requirements’

Ben Morley- Managing Director and Courtenay Greer-Morley – Manager


Safari Tours – consultancy services resulted in the company securing Advanced Eco Certification at Eco IV standard in 2012 for their range of Rainforest and Reef Tour products.

For an endorsement of EcoPro’s services in completing this project please contact Cathie Jones, Director, Tropical Journeys. www.tropicaljourneys.com


Calypso Reef Charters– consultancy services resulted in the company securing Advanced Eco Certification at Eco IV standard for their full range of reef products in 2012.

For an endorsement of EcoPro’s services in completing this project please contact Cathie Jones, Director, Tropical Journeys. www.tropicaljourneys.com


Seastar Cruises (Voyager Australia) – consultancy services resulted in the company securing Eco Certification at Eco IV standard for their reef tour product in 2012.

EcoPro was contracted to complete Seastar Cruises Tourism Award submission which resulted in a Finalist placing at Queensland 2012 Tourism Awards.

For an endorsement of EcoPro’s services in completing these projects please contact Peter Edwards, Managing Director, Voyager Australia. www.seastarcruises.com.au


Fitzroy Island Ferries – consultancy services resulted in the company securing Eco Certification at Eco IV standard for Fitzroy Island Ferry and Beach Activity Tour products in 2011.

For an endorsement of EcoPro’s services in completing this project please contact Denis Cole, Managing Director, Raging Thunder Adventures. www.ragingthunder.com.au


Raging Thunder Rafting – consultancy services resulted in the company securing Eco Certification at Eco IV standard for three white-water rafting products in 2011.

For an endorsement of EcoPro’s services in completing this project please contact Denis Cole, Managing Director, Raging Thunder Adventures. www.ragingthunder.com.au


True Blue Sailing – consultancy services resulted in the company securing Eco Certification in 2010 for three sailing tour products and Climate Action Business Certification in 2011.

For an endorsement of EcoPro’s services in completing these projects please contact Tony Brown, Managing Director, True Blue Sailing. www.truebluesailing.com.au


Reef Magic Cruises – consultancy service resulted in the company securing Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation in 2008 for the attraction Marine World Reef Activity Platform and three tour products: reef day cruise tour, helicopter tour and charter tours. Whale Watching Tours secured certification in 2010 and Climate Action Business Certification was attained in 2011. Planet Safe Partnership submission completed August 2011.

For a reference or endorsement of EcoPro’s services in completing these projects please contact Tim North, Managing Director, Reef Magic Cruises. www.reefmagiccruises.com


Doki Doki Tours – EcoPro consultancy service resulted in this company securing Ecotourism Accreditation in 2009 for six rainforest and wildlife Japanese language tour products and developing an internal EcoGuide staff training package. New products attained certification in 2010 and Eco IV upgrade completed in 2011.

For an endorsement of EcoPro’s services in completing these projects please contact Shane King, Managing Director, Doki Doki Tours. www.dokidokitours.com


Mike Ball Dive Expeditions– consultancy services resulted in the company dive tours securing Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation in 2007 and EcoPro was contracted to assist Mike Ball Dive Expeditions complete their Eco IV Advanced Certification upgrade in 2011.

“I realised that accreditation with Ecotourism Australia was advantageous in enabling Mike Ball Dive Expeditions to be instantly recognizable to guests as an eco friendly operator. I chose Fiona Sleight as our advisor, as she already had a successful track record in this field. Fiona advised the company on how best to meet the requirements and stringent criteria and with the minimum of inconvenience we were awarded Advanced Ecotourism Certification.”

Mike Ball, Owner of Mike Ball Dive Expeditions.


Pro Dive Cairns– consulting services to research and draft award submissions, which resulted in Pro Dive Cairns winning the PADI Asia Pacific Region, Outstanding Business Award in 2008.

“Fiona is a dedicated professional. She has completed several projects for us in recent times and all have been done to the highest standard as well as on time and on budget. I was delighted with the quality and professionalism of her work. I have no hesitation in recommending her services.”

Rod Punshon, Managing Director, Pro Dive Cairns


Taka Dive Adventures– consultancy services resulted in the company securing Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation in 2008.

“Fiona was invaluable in assisting us with the application and required supporting documentation which enabled Taka Dive Adventures to gain Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation in February 2008. Fiona has a sound knowledge of both the marine and ecotourism industry and ensured we were able to meet and document all the necessary conditions for the accreditation process and that operations staff were able to implement the required improvements to our onboard reef interpretation program. Fiona’s work was to a very high standard and within the required timescales”.

Chris Taylor, Owner of Taka Dive Adventures.


Tribal Travel –2008. Marketing consultancy services have enabled this national tour booking agency to specifically promote eco accredited tour operators in order to target the growth in the responsible traveller market.

“A win win for business and the environment. Ecotourism is a fast growing market and allows us to protect Australia’s unique cultures and environment.”

Peter Holliday, Managing Director of Tribal Travel.


Cooloola Canoe Safaris –2008. Ecotourism consultancy services resulted in the company securing Ecotourism Accreditation in 2008.

“The eco application process allowed the tour’s written procedures to be reviewed and updated and Fiona worked with our tour guiding staff to develop and draft new passenger briefings. Thanks Fi from all at Cooloola Canoes.”

Peter Holliday, Owner of Cooloola Canoe Safaris.


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Recent Projects and Reviews

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions- consultancy services resulted in the company securing Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation in November 2007.

“I realised that accreditation with Ecotourism Australia was advantageous in enabling Mike Ball Dive Expeditions to be instantly recognizable to guests as an eco friendly operator. I chose Fiona Sleight as our advisor, as she already had a successful track record in this field. Fiona advised the company on how best to meet the requirements and stringent criteria and with the minimum of inconvenience we were awarded Advanced Ecotourism Certification.”

Mike Ball, Owner of Mike Ball Dive Expeditions.