Nature-based Tourism Co-investment Fund Successful Applicants

Grantee

Amount fund­ed

Project name

Project descrip­tion

Con­ser­va­tion Dividend

Con­ser­va­tion Div­i­dend recipient

Calyp­so Star Charters

$181,442

Reeves­by Island and Pelag­ic Bird Tours

Diver­si­fy Port Lin­coln-based shark cage div­ing and sea lion tours, adding two new tours, one to Reeves­by Island and a pelag­ic bird tour south of Nep­tune Island.

Con­tri­bu­tion to habi­tat restora­tion works to ben­e­fit flo­ra and fau­na pop­u­la­tions on Reeves­by Island to be under­tak­en by friends in part­ner­ship with DEW.

Friends of Reeves­by Island Group

The Big Duck Boat Tours

$332,500

Sea Wir­ri­na

Pur­chase a new cus­tom-built ves­sel and estab­lish new marine tours between Wir­ri­na Cove, Rapid Head, Cape Jervis and Vic­tor Har­bor in Encounter Marine Park.

Con­tri­bu­tion to prop­a­ga­tion of native plants for reveg­e­ta­tion of South­ern Fleurieu coastal parks, plus increased edu­ca­tion and aware­ness of SA’s coast­line through part­ner­ships with DEW marine researchers and KI/​Victor Har­bor Dol­phin Watch.

Fleurieu Envi­ron­ment Centre

TreeClimb SA

$600,000

TreeClimb Kuit­po Forest

Tree-climb­ing adven­ture facil­i­ty in Kuit­po For­est, com­pris­ing ropes cours­es, ziplines and Australia’s first aer­i­al net course, which will enable users with a dis­abil­i­ty to par­tic­i­pate while accom­pa­nied by fam­i­ly or carers.

Con­tri­bu­tion to south­ern brown bandi­coot mon­i­tor­ing and habi­tat reha­bil­i­ta­tion projects, plus in-kind devel­op­ment of pub­lic facil­i­ties car park, nature play area, inter­ac­tive edu­ca­tion zone and pic­nic areas.

ForestrySA Con­ser­va­tion Program

Nan­tu Wilder­ness Resort

$1 mil­lion

Nan­tu Wilder­ness Resort

5‑star lux­u­ry wilder­ness retreat, wel­come cen­tre and event facil­i­ties embed­ded in the nature of Cle­land Wildlife Park.

Con­tri­bu­tion to an envi­ron­men­tal NGO focus­ing on the ongo­ing sur­vival of endan­gered species as pro­filed at Cle­land Wildlife Park.

Envi­ron­men­tal NGO such as Koala Life

Belair Nation­al Park Hol­i­day Park

$679,488

Belair Nation­al Park Car­a­van Park Refur­bish­ment Project

Upgrade of cab­in accom­mo­da­tion and vis­i­tor ameni­ties in Belair Nation­al Park Hol­i­day Park, includ­ing Boom Gate and Ensuites Project, and Hol­i­day Park Cabins.

Con­tri­bu­tion to pri­or­i­ty projects in Belair Nation­al Park as iden­ti­fied by Nation­al Parks & Wildlife Ser­vice SA (NPWS) in part­ner­ship with Friends of Park.

Vol­un­teer Com­mu­ni­ty Groups

Escape­Goat Adventures

$48,750

Fox Creek Moun­tain Bike Park shuttles

Pur­chase of a new vehi­cle and trail­er to pro­vide shut­tle ser­vices, moun­tain bike tours and skills train­ing at Fox Creek Bike Park.

Con­tri­bu­tion to endan­gered Bass­ian thrush con­ser­va­tion pro­grams, mon­i­tor­ing and habi­tat restora­tion projects.

ForestrySA Con­ser­va­tion Program

Coon­awar­ra Bush Hol­i­day Park*

$233,000

Din­g­ley Dell Con­ser­va­tion Park

New accom­mo­da­tion includ­ing, 20 solar-pow­ered glamp­ing tents, a bush kitchen and func­tions area, plus restora­tion of the her­itage Adam Lind­say Gor­don cot­tage in Din­g­ley Dell Con­ser­va­tion Park.

Con­tri­bu­tion to pri­or­i­ty con­ser­va­tion projects in Din­g­ley Dell Con­ser­va­tion Park or Ger­mein Flo­ra and Fau­na Reserve.

Vol­un­teer Com­mu­ni­ty Groups

Yarn­bala

$23,445

NBT Co-invest­ment Fund

Upgrade access via Cof­fin Bay Nation­al Park to Yarnbala’s bush­land sounds and flavour experiences.

Con­tri­bu­tion to pri­or­i­ty con­ver­sa­tion projects in the Eyre and Far West Region dis­trict as iden­ti­fied by NPWS in part­ner­ship with Friends of South­ern Eyre Penin­su­la Parks.

Friends of South­ern Eyre Penin­su­la Parks

Big Heart Adventures

$70,825

Narung­ga-Yorke Penin­su­la Cul­tur­al Walk­ing Expe­ri­ence Transport

Pur­chase a new cus­tom-built vehi­cle and trail­er for cul­tur­al walk­ing and nature-based tourism offer­ings in Dhil­ba Guu­ran­da-Innes Nation­al Park and around the South­ern Yorke Peninsula.

Con­tri­bu­tion to pri­or­i­ty con­ser­va­tion projects as iden­ti­fied by NPWS in part­ner­ship with by Friends of Dhil­ba Guu­ran­da-Innes Nation­al Park.

Friends of Dhil­ba Guu­ran­da-Innes Nation­al Park

Ged­des and Fowler Nom­i­nees Pty Ltd (t/​a Kata and Belle)

$99,012

Nature based ecofriend­ly accom­mo­da­tion — Glamp­ing at Don­ing­ton Beach, Lin­coln Nation­al Park

Extend nature-based tourism offer­ings in Lin­coln Nation­al Park with safari tents at Don­ing­ton Beach and event spaces.

Con­tri­bu­tion to pri­or­i­ty con­ver­sa­tion projects as iden­ti­fied by NPWS in part­ner­ship with Friends of South­ern Eyre Penin­su­la Parks.

Friends of South­ern Eyre Penin­su­la Parks

Dis­trict Coun­cil of Yankalilla

$160,000

Improv­ing Vis­i­tor Expe­ri­ence at Ingalal­la Falls and Sec­ond Val­ley Forest

Improve the vis­i­tor expe­ri­ence at Ingalal­la Falls and Sec­ond Val­ley For­est with loop walk­ing trails, a new car park and vis­i­tor amenities.

Con­tri­bu­tion to edu­ca­tion pro­grams and con­ser­va­tion works in Sec­ond Val­ley For­est Reserve, includ­ing pro­gram in part­ner­ship with for­est vol­un­teers, cit­i­zen sci­ence and Yankalil­la Area School.

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