Venture North have long invested in achieving and maintaining certifications in cultural tourism, ecotourism and sustainability. These underpin their environmental and cultural practices and protocols, especially when touring and lodging on Aboriginal Country.

They provide comprehensive training for all guides to ensure they act responsibly on Country and correctly interpret the environment, people and culture for their guests. Training is also provided to ensure that staff support the business in their own internal sustainable goals and practices.

Venture North have partnered with Top End Healthy Coasts to educate others about the importance of conserving marine life and habitat. They have a coastal camp on the remote Cobourg Peninsula in north-west Arnhem Land where they have been granted permission by the Traditional Owners to operate a tourist camp. They take the responsibility seriously to look after the land, sea and wildlife and are committed to carbon neutrality by 2030.

Tourists walking through Walpa Gorge

How has the business benefited?

  • Received funding support, including a Sustainability for tourism industry grant industry grant in 2022 to install a solar system at their Cobourg Coastal Camp to change from current fuel generators to renewables.
  • Media and public relations opportunities through Tourism Australia and Tourism NT, and secured acceptance in tourism tradeshows and brochures.
  • Success in both NT Brolga Tourism and Australian Tourism Awards.

Tips for other businesses?

“Committing to sustainable tourism will open opportunities for you, such as success in Tourism Awards, increased promotion and media attention, and government funding.”


  • ECO certified Advanced Ecotourism and Respecting our Culture Certified (Ecotourism Australia)
  • Sustainable Tourism Accredited (Australian Tourism Industry Council)

Page last updated on 08 August 2023