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interpretive planning
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delivering meaningful
visitor experiences

Above: The signage for the Furneaux Geotrail on Flinders Island in Bass Strait is supported by detailed digital content. This is hosted in a web-app accessed via location specific QR code links. Nature Tourism Services undertook the Stage 1 project works for this ambitious Geotrail roll out in 2019.

interpretive trail entry node to wallaces heritage trail, Bogong High Plains

The landscape design, structural design, signage and digital product development for the Wallaces Heritage Trail entry on the Bogong High Plains was undertaken by Nature Tourism Services in several stages across 2011-16.

Nature tourism invites people to explore an outdoor area and experience first hand its natural and cultural heritage.

Nature tourism's brand promise is the enjoyment of open air activity plus the chance to understand, appreciate and value the stories written in the landscape.

interpretive step aside node along the Ballina coastal recreation path

Special nodes along the Ballina Coastal Recreation Path invite users to break their journey and learn more about the Aboriginal cultural heritage of the ground now protected as part of the East Ballina Aboriginal Place.

Nature Tourism Services was established in 1998 by IAN CHARLES and MARIANNE WALSH to help land managers deliver a user experience based around safe, meaningful and enriching travel to heritage places.

We offer a unique suite of integrated nature tourism communication products.

These include strategic interpretive planning, landscape design, signage, mapping and digital product specifically developed to enhance the functionality of onsite interpretation signs.

interpretive sign by Nature Tourism Services at Stockton Sandspit, Newcastle

Nature Tourism Services are interpretive sign specialists. The example shown here comes from a suite of signage installed at Stockton Sandspit, Newcastle.

gate design wentworth falls

This indigenous design motif was cut out of steel sheeting for a gate entry at Wentworth Falls. The motif design was undertaken by Nature Tourism Services using original images provided by Darug elder Chris Tobin. Chris subsequently approved the composite design .

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Follow our Twitter account "Nature_Tourism" for updates and insights into our work in helping land managers deliver on their promise of providing safe and meaningful heritage experiences.

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We are an Australian company based in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Our project portfolio embraces work across Australia including major projects in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia and Far North Queensland as well as extensive project work across NSW and Victoria.

We have the capacity to undertake work for overseas clients on selected projects and welcome enquiries in this regard.

Tel: +61 2 4784 2052

Mob: 0427 009 805


Post: PO Box 333 Katoomba

mungo meeting place opening

Aboriginal people who care for their Country at Mungo National Park gathered for the opening of the Mungo Meeting Place in July 2011. The Meeting Place includes re-created sections of Mungo's 20,000 year old human fossil trackways – the world's largest collection of ice age human footprints. Nature Tourism Services undertook the interpretive planning, signage and graphic design components of this project.

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