Right from the outset, a way of travel that both protected the Australian environment and respected its local cultures was central to the ethos of ATA.

In 1998, citing the area’s significance to First Nations culture, we were the first tour company to advise our travellers against climbing Uluru. The close working partnerships we’ve established with several First Nations communities over the years are an achievement of which we’re particularly proud. Not only do these cultural interchanges inspire in our travellers an appreciation for one of the world’s longest-surviving cultures, but they also continue to inform our own understandings of country. 

For us, environmentally aware tourism is the only way to go. To keep our carbon footprint light and on-road waste minimal we use the eight principles of Eco Certification. Each of our guides is trained across all aspects of eco-friendliness, from the selecting of campsites and management of waste to the upkeep of equipment and minimizing of carbon emissions.

Partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

The close working partnerships we’ve established with First Nations communities including the Anangu and Butchulla Peoples continue to inform our understanding of the land. Our role is integral, as we respectfully introduce visitors to First Nations cultures and customs through a range of interactive experiences, to inspire an appreciation for country, and one of the world’s oldest living cultures.



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