All about Geotourism Australia™ as follows.

Geotourism Australia, an entity forming part of the Australian Geoscience Council Ltd (AGC)

The Australian Geoscience Council Inc (AGC) is the Peak Council of geoscientists in Australia. It represents eight major Australian geoscientific societies with a total membership of over 8,000 individuals comprising industry, government, and academic professionals in fields including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, mineral and petroleum exploration, environmental geoscience, geotourism, hydrogeology, geomorphology, and geological hazards.

A National Geotourism Strategy (NGS) was launched by the AGC on 7th April 2021 following a period of strategic policy development by an appointed Reference Group. The AGC works closely with the Geoscience Working Group representing the Chief Geologists of State/Territory Governments and Geoscience Australia for developing strategies for geotourism development across Australia.

At its AGM held on 4th April 2024, the AGC  approved a newly branded grouping within AGC to be known as Geotourism Australia, using the current structure and relationships within the AGC.The mission of Geotourism Australia is to continue the implementation of the NGS. 

Geotourism Australia is being directed by a national steering committee which oversights the activities of seven working groups representing a working association of over 50 participants. The appointed coordinator of Geotourism Australia is Angus M Robinson, Managing Director of  Leisure Solutions Pty Ltd t/a Leisure Solutions® . This business is the owner of the domain (and other related business domains), held on trust for the AGC.

Working Group 3 of the NGS is chaired by David Robson, also chair of the Geotourism Standing Committee of the Geological Society of Australia, a member society of the AGC.

Angus M Robinson is the manager of the active LinkedIn discussion group, Australian Geotourism Development  comprising over 800 members. 

Information about Geotourism Development in Australia

In Australia, how do we advance geotourism, georegions, and geoparks through the National Geotourism Strategy?

Understanding Geotourism and the National Geotourism Strategy’ Public Talk, 22nd March 2023

Understanding Geotourism and GeoRegions – An ‘AI’ perspective, Angus M Robinson, TAG, December 2023

The Australian Geologist, March 2023, NGS Update

AGCInformationBulletin, Geotourism, GeoRegions, Geotrails, and Geoparks_12 April 2024

Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion Update_July 2023

Submission to the Senate Select Committee, Jobs in Regional Australia, Sept 2019

National Geotourism Strategy – Summary Overview

Approved Strategic Goals – National Geotourism Strategy

Submission to Austrade, Reimagining the Visitor Economy, 11 June 2021

The National Geotourism Strategy and the GSA, June 2021

Geoscience tourism to help with a geoscience malady?, Dr Jon Hronsky OAM, December 2021

Submission, THRIVE 2030, Austrade, 21 December 2021

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT), through its Trade Subcommittee: Inquiry into Australia’s tourism and international education sectors, AGC Submission, December 2022

‘Striking Gold through Geotourism’, SMEDG Meeting, 23 February 2023

Significance of Geology and Landscape in Natural Heritage – Historical Perspectives

“Geology teaches us that the surface of land and the distribution of land and water is everywhere slowly changing.  It further teaches us that the forms of life which inhabit that surface have, during every period of which we possess any record, been also slowly changing.” Alfred Russel Wallace  The Malay Archipelago. p 21 Oxford Press, 1869.

“Everyone interested in countryside, how it has taken shape, why it presents us with the varied beauties of mountain and woodland, river valleys and fertile meadows, is, if often unconsciously, appreciating its geology”. A.E. Trueman, Professor of Geology, Glascow University, 1938.

What is Geotourism?

Understanding Geotourism in Australia NGS April 2023

Understanding Geotourism, GeoRegions, and Geoparks in Australia through the National Geotourism Strategy

Geotourism is holistic nature-based tourism which focuses on an area’s geology & landscape as the basis for providing visitor engagement, learning and enjoyment.

Geotourism characteristics of experiential tourism, geosites, and enhancing public appreciation of earth sciences, Angus M Robinson, 2010

Geotourism – Inspiring a New Generation, Abstract, IUCN World Parks Congress Workshop, 17 November 2014, Angus M Robinson

WPC2014 Workshop, Presentation, 17 November 2014, Angus M Robinson

The Principles of Geotourism – Chen, Lu and Ng

Principles of Geotourism – National Geographic Society

Geotourism – A Tourism Growth Opportunity for Regional Australia

ABC Radio, Warrumbungles Global Geopark Proposal, July 2016

Warrumbungles Linnean Society Symposium_FINAL CIRCULAR, September 2018

ABC Radio, Eurobodalla Shire Global Geopark Proposal, November 2017

Geotourism Continues to Grow in Australia (The AusIMM Bulletin, March 2015)

The Geological Wonders of Central Australia (ABC Science Show, 11 July 2015)

Geotourism, Geotrails and Geoparks Explained (The AusIMM Bulletin, February 2016)

The roles of Geoheritage and Geotourism in advancing the heritage and tourism industries of the Northern Territory, Marmel Enterprises, May 2019

GeoDiscoverNT application, Marmel Enterprises, May 2019

Geological Society of Australia – Response to the Draft Kakadu Tourism Masterplan 2020-2030, November 2020

Marketing Geotourism Sustainably

Marketing Geotourism to Potential Australian Geotourists

Who is a Geotourist?, Angus M Robinson

What is  a Geotourist ? – Open Forum

Small Geotourism 10 Point Checklist – FACET

Geotourism – Destination Stewardship Center, USA

Australian National Landscapes – Reference Materials

Global Best Practice Geotrail – North-west Scotland

Economic Value of Geoscience to Ireland, November 2017

Geotourism: A Systematic Literature Review, Rannveig Ólafsdóttir * and Edita Tverijonaite, June 2018

Development & Community Engagement Issues – Australian Pre-Aspiring UNESCO Global Geoparks (unpublished paper), 2017, Angus M Robinson

Seven Things You Need to Know about Geotourism, Australia- China Geotourism Gateway, Angus M Robinson

GeoTourism, Mining, & Stakeholder Engagement with Angus M Robinson, February 2021 (podcast)

Accessibility and Inclusive Tourism Development in Nature Areas – Compendium of Best Practices

Geological World Heritage, Professor Patrick McKeever, IUCN, 2021

Guidelines for Sustainability

Mineland Newsletter (Latrobe Valley) article on geotourism , Winter 2021

In Australia, what do we mean by Geotourism?, December 2022

Evolution of Geotourism in Australia from Kanawinka Global Geopark and Australian National Landscapes to GeoRegions and Geotrails: A Review and Lessons Learnt, Ian D Lewis, 2023

Geotourism Standing Committee of the Geological Society of Australia

Link to the GSA Geotourism Portal

The Australian Geologist, March 2015

2014-2015 Annual Report, Geotourism Standing Committee

The Australian Geologist, June 2015

The Australian Geologist, December 2015

The Australian Geologist, March 2016

The Australian Geologist, June 2016

The Australian Geologist, September 2016

The Australian Geologist, December 2016

The Australian Geologist, March 2017

The Australian Geologist, June 2017

The Australian Geologist, September 2017

The Australian Geologist, December 2017

The Australian Geologist, March 2018

The Australian Geologist, June 2018

The Australian Geologist, September 2018

The Australian Geologist, December 2018

The Australian Geologist, March 2019

The Australian Geologist, September 2019

The Australian Geologist, December 2019

The Australian Geologist, March 2020

The Australian Geologist, June 2020

The Australian Geologist, September 2020

The Australian Geologist, March 2021

The Australian Geologist2, March 2021

The Australian Geologist, June 2021

The Australian Geologist, NGS, June 2021

The Australian Geologist2, June 2021

The Australian Geologist, September 2021

The Australian Geologist, December  2021

The Australian Geologist, March 2022

The Australian Geologist, June 2022

The Australian Geologist, September 2022

The Australian Geologist, September 2022, Caves, Andy Spate

The Australian Geologist, September 2022, History of  GSA Standing Committee

The Australian Geologist, December 2022

The Australian Geologist, December 2022_AESC

The Australian Geologist, March 2023

The Australian Geologist, June 2023

The Australian Geologist, NGS, June 2023

The Australian Geologist, Larapinta Geotrail, June 2023

The Australian Geologist, Glen Innes Highlands GeoRegion, September 2023

The Australian Geologist, Indonesia Geopark Network, September 2023

The Australian Geologist, John Forrest Geotrail Book Review, September 2023

The Australian Geologist, SA Geotrails, GEOFEST, 2024 and the Larapinta Trail, December 2023

The Australian Geologist, Standley Chasm, Muawintji Geotrail, Alice Springs, Pine Creek, April 2024

AIG News, March 2017- feature on Geotourism (pp 34-35)

AIG News, December 2017 – feature on Western Australia Geotourism (pp 30-32)

The Tasmanian Geologist Newsletter (featuring geotourism), August 2017 and the Presentations, 24 August 2017

AESC 2016 Outcomes, GEOZ 131, July 2016


2015-2016 Annual Report, Geotourism Standing Committee

2016-2017 Annual Report, Geotourism Standing Committee

2017-2018 Annual Report, Geotourism Standing Committee

2018-2019 Annual Report, Geotourism Standing Committee

Inaugural Geotourism Webinar, 8th July 2021, NSW Division of the GSA

GeoExpro Geotourism Feature Articles

Australia’s ‘Big Red’ Centre, GeoExPro, Vol 13, No 2 -2016

A Wonderful Wild Wilderness, the Kimberleys, GeoExpro.Vol 14, No 2-2017

Australia’s Big Outdoor Museum: The Magnificent Flinders Ranges, Vol 16, No 1 – 2019

Australia’s Amazing South West Corner: The Great South West Edge, Vol 17, No 3 – 2020

Tasmania – A Geotourism Hotspot, Vol 19, No 6 -2022

and additional information supported by Australian Traveller

GEO ExPro and UNESCO Global Geoparks

GEO ExPro and UNESCO Northwest Highlands Global Geoparks

Other Articles

Bungle Bungles, Purnululu World Heritage Area, Western Australia

Potential for a UNESCO Global Geopark, Orana Region, NSW

UNESCO Global Geoparks

What is a UNESCO Global Geopark? – a short video clip

Report -Global Geoparks Network Conference, English Riviera, September 2016

Etheridge Geotourism and the Pre-Aspiring Etheridge UNESCO Global Geopark

Pre-Aspiring Etheridge UNESCO Global Geopark – Nth Queensland Register, May 2017

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, UNESCO Global Geopark Proposal, December 2019: Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment Inc.

Development & Community Engagement Issues – Australian Pre-Aspiring UNESCO Global Geoparks. Proceedings of the Inaugural conference of Taiwan International Geopark Symposium 2017 (unpublished): Angus M Robinson

The History of Geopark Development in Australia, A New Way Forward, Angus M Robinson, Geoconservation Research, Issue 1, 2022

Geoparks Overview 2022 – Dr Margaret Brocx

Pilbara Coastal and Marine Science Symposium: Dr Margaret Brocx

Mega Geology, Western Australia’s giant landforms, 2021, Professor Ross Dowling AM and Mike Freeman

Virtual Tour, Rottnest Island, WA

Geoheritage and Geoparks: One (Australian) Woman’s Point of View, 2013: Dr Susan Turner

Regional Australia Tourism Report: October 2019, TRA

Written In Stone, Reading the Rocks of the Great Ocean Road: Philomena Manifold

The Best of the Kimberley: Ben Groundwater, October 2020, AFR

Wingecarribee Shire Council (Southern Highlands of NSW) Walking Tracks Strategy, 25 November 2020

Linking geoheritage sites Geotourism and a prospective Geotrail in the Flinders Ranges World Heritage Nomination area South Australia, Ian D Lewis, 2020

South Australian National Parks, Economic Studies – Value of SA National Parks, January 2022

Geodiversity of the Lightning Ridge Area (NSW) and the Implications for Geotourism, 2011, Simone Meakin

“Crossing History’s Mountains: The Historic Values of the Greater Blue Mountains”

Life of Mine 2021 Proceedings

New interpretative strategies for geotourism: an exploration of two Australian mining sites, 2014, Jillian Walliss & Katherine Kok

A brief history of geoheritage and geoconservation globally and in Australia, Dr Margaret Brocx, December 2021

Geotourism Opportunities, Hercules Mine, Rosebery, Tasmania, MMG, November 2022

The Natural and Cultural History of the Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion, Linnean Society of NSW, November 2022

Geotourism Experience of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, GEOFEST Field Trip, 19 July 2024

List of Geotourism Publications Available from GSWA

These are all available from

Downloadable Printable Publications:

  1. Devonian Reef Complexes.
  2. Discovery Trails to Early Earth
  3. Gemstones of WA
  4. Geology and Landforms of Perth
  5. Guidebook to the geology of Rottnest Island
  6. Meteorite impacts and craters
  7. Rottnest Island brochure
  8. Stepping Stones, trail around Perth, brochure, map and an app
  9. The Geology of Shark Bay
  10. WA Unearthed – three separate books on geology of three geological ages
  11. John Forrest National Park Railway Reserve Heritage Geotrail – Geology explorer

Natural Wonders of Granite Outcrops in the WA Wheatbelt

Murchison GeoRegion

Murchison GeoRegion Descriptor

Murchison GeoRegion Launch, 26 September 2020

Murchsion GeoRegion App

Virtual tours that can be downloadable and referred to on Google Earth

  1. Discovery trails to Early Earth
  2. State meteorite impact structures
  3. Virtual tour of the mafic-ultramafic intrusions of the Youanmi Terrane

Other WA focused Publications available through the GSA Website

Geological Survey of WA – All About Geotourism

A Traveller’s Guide to Geoheritage in Western Australia

Stromatolites: The Earth’s oldest living lifeforms, Western Australia

Stakeholder Values and Geoparks: A Case Study for a Geopark in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia, Dr Alan Briggs, PhD thesis, Murdoch University, September 2020

Geoparks Learnings from Australia, Alan Briggs, Ross Dowling and David Newsome

Geotourism Forum of Ecotourism Australia Ltd

Geotourism Forum of Ecotourism Australia, Geotourism Policy

Join LinkedIn Discussion Group – Australian Geotourism Development

Geotourism – Ecotourism Australia Update – 12 May 2021


Geotourism Exemplars in Australia

Undara Lava Tubes and other Geotourism Highlights, Far North Queensland (Australian Geographic) 

Sapphire Coast, Australia’s Coastal Wilderness, NSW: Geo-heritage journey and geo-trails

Ancient Sites – A Geological Journey Through Eurobodalla Shire

Cartoscope’s Geotourism Map of NSW

  • Second Edition, Published August 2018
  • ABC Statewide Broadcast, April 2013
  • Feedback received from travellers (23 March 2015): 
  • “I’ve just returned to Sydney after a trip with my wife down the NSW south coast.  we came across your geological guide on the internet by accident, and subsequently got one of your maps with the geological info included.
    we want to congratulate you for this excellent initiative, which has really made the fascinating geology of this part of the world more accessible.  Neither of us are geologists or scientists, and we have often lamented our lack of understanding when looking at some of the amazing landforms we see on our travels.  your maps were of great assistance.  it was interesting to see that at several of the sites listed, there were other people looking for or at the formations – something we have not noticed before, and i suspect that it is thanks to your maps.

    We hope that this is something you will be able to extend to other areas as well, and are looking forward to our next expedition”

Proposed Cradlecoast GeoTrail, Tasmania and the West Coast (Living Earth) Geotrail and Tarkine Drive Interpretive Signage and Presentation on the West Coast Geotrail, August 2017

Living Earth Feasibility Study

Furneaux Geotrail, Furneaux Islands, Tasmania

Furneaux Geotrail Brochure

Created from Chaos Coastal Geotrail, NW Tasmania

Inventory of Peter Manchester’s geotrail concepts, Tasmania, July 2022

Wonders of Wynyard Geotrail, Tasmania

Wild Horse Geopark – A Proposal to Design an Australian Geopark, Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland: Jaap Spee

Wild Horse Geopark Proposal (pdf format)

Other Tasmanian Geotourism Presentations, August 2017

Gold Nugget Tours, Kalgoorlie,  Western Australia

Red Centre Way, Northern Territory and  Customised Red Centre Geotour

Standley Chasm Geotrail Brochure

Brachina Gorge Geological Trail, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Magpie Creek Geological Trail, South Australia

AGCC Geotour to the Flinders Ranges: Phil Gilmore

Dig The Tropic Geo-Tourism Trail

Modern Mining Trail, New South Wales

Gold Trails, West Wyalong, New South Wales

Golden Heritage Pipeline Trail, Western Australia

Granite and Woodlands Discovery Trail, Western Australia

John Forrest Geotrail, Swan View, Western Australia – Page 26 of AIG Newsletter (June 2017)

John Forrest  National Park Railway Heritage Geotrail, Booklet, 1 September 2021

Meckering Earthquake Geotrail, Western Australia: Mike Freeman

Mining Heritage Walk, Greenbushes, Western Australia

Walk the Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia

GSWA Virtual Tours, Western Australia

Geology and Landforms of the Pilbara

Castlemaine Diggings Heritage National Park, Victoria

Bass Coast Dinosaurs Trail

Hill End Historical Site, New South Wales

Tweed Byron Hinterland Trails, New South Wales

Jenolan Caves, New South Wales

Jenolan Caves, Acoustiguide , Google Play

Cox’s Road Dreaming ‘Geotrail’, Bathurst, New South Wales

Gondwana Coast Fossil Walk, Ulladulla, New South Wales

Illawarra Mining and Metallurgy Heritage Trail, New South Wales, the Illawarra Branch of The AusIMM and AusIMM Bulletin Article

Geotourism around Canberra, August 2022, Doug Finlayson

Kalbarri National Park Skywalks, Murchison Region, Western Australia

Ngajarli Trail, Murujuga National Park, Karratha, WA

Hunter Valley Geotourism Opportunity, New South Wales

Hunter Valley Geotrail Proposal: Upper Hunter Tourist Heritage Trail connecting the end of the convict trail at Broke to Muswellbrook via Bulga, Warkworth and Jerrys Plains, Helen Sharrock of the Broke Fordwich Wine & Tourism Association

Geotourism Brochures, Newcastle and Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Geological Time Walk, Ulladulla, New South Wales

Tracks Through Time Field Trip, Newcastle, TAG, March 2023

Proposed Hunter Valley National Mining Park, New South Wales, poster

Proposed Hunter Valley National Mining Park, New South Wales, abstract

Geotourism in Western Australia – Department of Mines and Petroleum Links

GeoTreat and National Landscapes

GeoTreat: Google Play Download  or  Iphone Download

Mobile Application – Geology of Hallett Cove, South Australia

Geotourism Brisbane App  and Brisbane Launch, 27th May 2015  and Facebook Page

Everythere-for-attractions Smart Phone Application

Virtual Reality 360 degree Panorama Video Presentation of Nature Foundation SA and Professor Patrick James – Witchelina, South Australia and Project Live

Flinders Ranges virtual reality tour in development to support World Heritage bid

Flinders Ranges virtual reality, TAG, March 2023

Flinders Ranges Virtual Tour – Further presentation by A/Professor Tom Raimondo – GSA Presentation, November 2021

Hiltaba Geotourism, Nature Foundation SA,  newsletter, p19 ,Professor Pat James

Witchelina Nature Reserve, Nature Foundation, South Australia

Fossicking Area App, Northern Territory

Potential Kangaroo Island Geotrail – Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, South Australia

Potential Red Centre Geotrail – Red Centre Way, Northern Territory

Potential Brisbane Valley Rail Geotrail, SE Queensland

Proposed Central Highlands Mining Trail, Queensland

Potential Monaro Rail Trail, Queanbeyan to Bombala, New South Wales

Potential Riverina Highlands Rail Trail, Wagga Wagga to Tumbarumba, New South Wales

Potential Australian Rail Geotrails and Five Best Rail Trails in Australia

Kilkivan-Kingaroy Rail Trail, Queensland: Ian Withnall

Volcano Tourism in the New Kanawinka Global Geopark of Victoria and SE South Australia, Bernie Joyce, 2010

Great Victorian Rail Trail Strategy

The Goldfields Trail, Bendigo, Victoria

Buried Rivers of Gold Heritage Trail, Creswick, Victoria

The Central Victorian Goldfields World Heritage Bid

Herberton Mining Museum and Associated Walking Trails, Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland

Blinman Heritage Mine, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Somerville Collection, Australian Fossil and Minerals Museum, Bathurst, NSW

Treasures of Etheridge Shire, North Queensland

Potential Old Hume Highway 31 Geotrail, New South Wales

Rocks and Landscapes Notes, Geology along Recreational Rail Trails, SE Queensland, Bill D’Arcy and George Winter

Rocks and Landscapes, Highways Notes, Queensland, Kyle Waye

Cobar Geotourism Map

Broken Hill Geotourism Brochure

Port Macquarie Coastal Geotrail Brochure, NSW and NSW GeoTours App (Android) or NSW GeoTours APP (Apple) and Project Overview

Newcastle Coastal Geotrail, NSW

Eurobodalla Geosites Brochure, South Coast, NSW

Weekend Geology – Lauren Swann’s Blog  – Selected Geosites in Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania and Article in the AGC Geoscience Education Newsletter (Nov/Dec 2018 issue)

Discovering Geological Stories in Every Postcode Through Online Self-Guided Field Trips: a presentation to an AusIMM Conference, September 2018 by Lauren Swann

Peak Hill Open Cut Gold Mine Experience, Peak Hill, New South Wales

Arkaroola Field Protection Area, Nthn Flinders Ranges, South Australia: Field Guide to Selected Geological Features, Graeme L Worboys and Stephen B Hore

Rocks and Trees by John Martyn: A book review by Dr Ian Percival

Protecting, Conserving and Presenting ‘Ku-ring-gai’ Geoheritage​, Bob Conroy

Destination Pagoda Vision, Lithgow, New South Wales

Destination Pagoda – The Movie!

Destination Pagoda: Senate Select Committee Submission for the Future of Jobs in Regional Australia, September 2019

Destination Pagoda Project: Economic Research Report (Full Report), May 2020

Destination Pagoda Project: Economic Research Report (Summary), May 2020

Geology of the Blue Mountains: A Tourist’s Guide: A Geological Guide to Echo Point, Three Sisters Walk and Giant Stairway by Dr Paul Gorjan, 2019

Blue Mountains Geoheritage Submission, March 2023, TAG

Glen Innes Highlands GeoRegion – Destination Management Plan, April 2021

AusIMM Service Award to John Nethery FAusIMM for services to Geotourism in FarNQ

Online geotourism talk about Australian geotourism for the Hong Kong Recommended Geopark Guides, Dr Young Ng

New interpretative strategies for geotourism: an exploration of two Australian mining sites, Jillian Walliss & Katherine Kok, 2014

Victoria’s Rich Volcanic History: volcanoes beneath your feet. Gary Gibson, 2020, ABC Radio

Forged By Fire: Volcanoes in Victoria, Australian Geographic, May 2017

Mt Gambier’s Volcanic History, a summary

Mt Gambier, South Australia: Volcano the Movie

Dr Heather Handley, Australian Volcanoes –  postage stamp series

Tall Orders: “High and Mighty ways to experience scenic Australian landscapes”, The Weekend Australia, 1-2 August, 2020

Bungle Bungles, “School of Rocks”, The Weekend Australian, 21-22 August 2021, Louise Goldsbury

Indigenous Culture Handbook

Darwin City Geotrail, launched 30 August, 2020

Pine Creek Miners Park, Northern Terriitory

Pine Creek Geotrail, Northern Territory 

MEDIA RELEASE: The Angkerle Atwatye – Standley Chasm Geotrail Project 

Celebrating the Geoheritage of the Hornsby Quarry Diatreme, NSW – soon to be discovered through Geotourism!

Ngajarli Trail, Murujuga National Park, WA

Star Swamp Geotrail Proposal, Western Australia

Warrumbungle National Park Geotrails, NSW – a video overview!

Warrumbungle National Park Geotrails, NSW – detailed information and App

Geology of the Scenic Rim, Qld, Dr John Jackson

Geotourism Events 2024

The 5th Geotourism Festival & International Conference Workshop, Sydney, 18-19 July 2024

‘Geotourism – Understanding & Interpreting Cultural Landscapes’ IATG Workshop, 16 May 2024, Angus M Robinson

Implementing Mining Cultural Landscapes through the National Geotourism Strategy, Sydney Branch, AusIMM, 17 July 2024, Angus M Robinson

Geotourism Events 2023

Savannah Guides Webinar, Understanding Geotourism, 16 November 2023, Angus M Robinson

Tasmanian Branch AGM, The AusIMM, “Striking Gold through Geotourism: Opportunities for AusIMM Tasmanian Branch Members’, Angus M Robinson, 28 October 2023

Global Geopark Network, 10th International Conference, Marrakech, September 2023, Australia’s National Geotourism Strategy, Dr Young Ng

Goldfields Environmental Management Group Conference, Kalgoorle WA, 14-16 June 2023, Implementing Mining Cultural Landscapes Post Mine Closure through the National Geotourism Strategy, Angus M Robinson

NSW LGA Conference 2023, Northern Beaches, Angus M Robinson, 29 May 2023

Australia’s National Geotourism Strategy: Creating new tourism and sustainable development opportunities, 4th Geotourism Festival & International Conference 20 – 22 July 2022 Rinjani-Lombok UGGp, Dr Young Ng

SEGRA 2023, 26-27 July 2023, Toowoomba Qld, Implementing Mining Cultural Landscapes Post Mine Closure through the National Geotourism Strategy, Angus M Robinson

SEGRA 2023, 26-27 July 2023, Toowoomba, Qld, Transitioning Economies, Pip Kirby, South West Development Commission, Pip Kirby

26th World Mining Congress, Brisbane, 26-29 June 2023

Assessing Post Mining  Geoconservation and Geotourism Potential: A Case Study from the Hercules Legacy Site in Tasmania, Jonathon Crosbie, 26th June 2023

AESC 2023, 26-30 June 2023, Perth, Western Australia

Australian Geotourism Discovery Portal, Mark Williams

A geological guide to the Larapinta Trail and the potential of Central Australia for geotourism and geo-education, Dr Anett Weisheit and Amber Jarrett

“Back to the Future”  – 30 years of geotourism time travel, Professor Pat James

The Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion – its setting in the Sydney Basin, Dr John Martyn

Murchison GeoRegion – journey of a natural geopark, Cr Karen Morrissey OAM, Chair – Murchison GeoRegion

Tasmanian Geotrails – My Way!, Peter S Manchester

Geotales and Geotrails, Guy Fleming

Telling Stories: Virtual Geotourism Using StoryMaps, Stephen White

 Geotourism Events 2022

UTAS webinar for students, 4 April 2022, Angus M Robinson

Linnean Society of NSW, Field Symposium, Natural History of the Northeastern Sydney Basin, 17-18 November 2022, Sydney

Initiating the Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion (KGR), Ursula Bonsol

Geotrail Development within the Ku-ring-gai KGR, David Robson

The KGR & the National Geotourism Strategy – Potential as an Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark, Angus M Robinson

Papers presented at the symposium (where author approval has been obtained)

AMHA, 18-25 September 2022, Burra, South Australia

Geotourism – Conserving Heritage and Generating Post-Mining Economies for Communities, Angus M Robinson

Northern Territory Heritage Update: The Pine Creek Miners Park & Proposed Geotrail, Peter Waggitt & Mark Asendorf

Evolution of Australian Geotrail concepts –  A proposed Goyder Geotrail, centred on Burra, South Australia, Ian D Lewis

WALLAROO – (Moonta): Where it all began & what is happening now, Colin Conor

SEGRA 2022, 31 August to 2 September, Devonport, Tasmania

The THRIVE 2030 visitor economy strategy and Geotourism, Angus M Robinson

SEGRA Geotourism, Margot Davis

Innovation Our Journey with Glen Innes Severn Council, Caroline Falkiner

A Walk in the Park, Royal Botanical Gardens in Hobart, Michael Vicary and Ralph Bottrill

Created from Chaos – A different approach to geotourism and trails, Peter Manchester

Geotourism Events, 2021

The National Geotourism Strategy and Implications for Geoscience Education, AUGEN 2021, 5th February 2021, Angus M Robinson

Geotourism – A transformational approach to conserving heritage and generating post-mining economies for communities, Life of Mine Conference 2021, 28th April 2021, Angus M Robinson

Conserving Heritage and Generating  Post-Mining Economies, Angus M Robinson:  The Mine Land Post Winter 2021 newsletter.

‘Career Opportunities Realised through Geotourism’, UTAS Webinar, 17th May 2021, Angus M Robinson

‘The National Geotourism Strategy – Diversifying Nature Based Tourism for the Benefit of both Domestic and International Travellers’, Wildlife Tourism Australia Webinar, 21 June 2021, Angus M Robinson

SEGRA 2021, 16-18 November, Kalgoorlie-Boulder

The National Geotourism Strategy: An Important Opportunity for Regional Development, Keynote Address, Dr Jon Hronsky OAM

Geotourism – Conserving Heritage and Generating Post-Mining Economies for Communities, Angus M Robinson

Murchison GeoRegion Ancient lands Brilliant skies “Our Journey” , Mrs Karen Morrissey OAM

Astrotourism Towns: a starry future for regional tourism, Carol Redford

Cox’s Road Dreaming: An Innovative Thematic Tourism Package Interpreting Australia’ First Inland European Road, Cox’s Road (1814/15), From the Nepean River to the Bathurst Plains, David Goldney AM

AESC 2021, 9-12 February, 2021

Introduction, Angus M Robinson, Session Convenor

Driving Australia’s National Geotourism Strategy through the AGC, Angus M Robinson

Keynote Presentation: Immersive Virtual Reality in Geotourism, A/Professor Tom Raimondo

Augmenting the Geotourism Experience through New Digital Technologies, Angus M Robinson, Professor Patrick James and Dr Young Ng

Geotales and geotrails – collaborative geotourism initiatives and implications for new visitor experiences in regional NSW, Guy Fleming and Professor Ron Boyd

Building the Darwin City Geotrail, Mark Asendorf

Larapinta Trail, Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park, Central Australia – a potential geotrail, Dr Anett Weishelt

Geological Logging of a Proposed 305-km Recreational Geotrail in SE Queensland, Bill D’Arcy and George Winter

Telling the Earth’s Stories, Russell Boswell

Geotourism in Tasmania, Michael Vicary

Stakeholder Perceptions about Geoparks: Addressing the Perceptions and Myths, Dr Alan Briggs

The Murchison GeoRegion Building &  Potential Aspiring Geopark, Western Australia, Professor Ross Dowling

Geotourism Events, 2020

UTAS Webinar Workshop – Geoheritage and Geotourism, 27th April 2020, Angus M Robinson

Central Highlands Tourism Forum, Qld, 3rd December 2020, Angus M Robinson

Global Eco 2020, Margaret River, WA, 3rd December 2020

Delivering a National Geotourism Strategy for Australia, Angus M Robinson

Augmenting the Geotourism Experience through New Digital Technologies, Angus M Robinson, Professor Patrick James (Presenter), and Dr Young Ng

Post-Pandemic Geotourism: Why Do Chinese Tourists Matter?, Dr Young Ng

Other presentations by Professor Ross Dowling (Murchison GeoRegion and Geoparks), Dr Sarah Martin (WA Geoheritage), and Kerran Olson (Rottnest Island)

Geotourism Events, 2019

Launch of the Funding Campaign for the Creation of a New National Park at Wilpena, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 5th June 2019, Sydney

Australasian Mining History Association, Annual Conference, Atherton, Far NQ, 7-14 July 2019: Geotourism, Mineral and Mining Heritage, Angus M Robinson

Karratha Geoheritage Workshop, 26-27 August, 2019: Enhancing the Pilbara Georegion Through Geotourism, Angus M Robinson

Interpretation Australia 2019 Annual Conference, Melbourne, 16 October 2019: Geotourism – Adding Value to Traditional Nature-Based Tourism, Angus M Robinson

Linnean Society of NSW, Blue Mountains Symposium, 7-9 November, 2019:  Blue Mountains National Landscape and the National Geotourism Strategy, Angus M Robinson

Linnean Society of NSW, Blue Mountains Symposium, 7-9 November, 2019: Native Fauna of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Judy Smith, Peter Smith and Kate Smith

Linnean Society of NSW, Blue Mountains Symposium, 7-9 November, 2019: Abstracts of all presentations

Wildlife in the Scenic Rim Workshop, 6th December 2019: Geotourism in the Scenic Rim and the National Geotourism Strategy, Angus M Robinson

GLOBAL ECO 2019, 2-4 December 2019, Cairns FNQ

Evolving Geotourism as a Key Driver of Regional Development in Australia, Angus M Robinson

Lithgow’s Gardens of Stone: ‘Destination Pagoda’, Janine Kitson & Matthew Fowler

The Red Centre Ride: opportunities for visitors and Indigenous communities, Janet Mackay

Repositioning South Australia’s National Parks and Wildlife Service, Chris Thomas

All Global Eco 2019 Presentations

SEGRA 2019, 19-22 AUGUST 2019, BAROOGA NSW

Strategic Directions for Geotourism Development in Australia: Angus M Robinson

Geotales and geotrails – collaborative geotourism initiatives and implications for regional NSW: Simone Meakin and Guy Fleming

Protection, Preservation and Promotion: geo-heritage and geotourism opportunity in Northern Australia: Mark Asendorf

Don’t Let RV Tourism Pass You By: Richard Barwick

All Presentations from SEGRA 2019

SEGRA 2019 Communique

Understanding what’s beneath our feet – the role of the Geological Survey of NSW in strategic land use planning: Dr  Chris Yeats

Creating Emotional Connection Through Digital Channels: Pip Close

Drivers and Constraints to Regional Economic Development: Dr Daniel Terrill Partner, Deloitte Access Economics Pty Ltd

Delivering Place-Based Regional Development: Prof Lee Pugalis, UTS

Strategic Foresight for Regional Australia: mega trends, scenarios and implications: DrTom Measham, CSIRO

Geotourism Events, 2018: 

THE BUSINESS OF GEOTOURISM AND GEOPARKS – The Second International Workshop, 14 May, Perth, WA

Western Australia Division of the GSA Technical Session, 15th May 2018

Warrumbungles Symposium, Linnean Society of NSW, 25-26 September, Coonabarabran, NSW

AGCC 2018 Preconference Workshop, 14 October 2018 – Geotourism for Geoscientists 

Pre-Conference Workshop and Geotourism/Geoheritage Session, AGCC, 14-18 October, Adelaide, South Australia

Geotourism Session, 17 October 2018

SEGRA 2018, 22-25 October 2018, Mackay, Qld 

Outback Queensland Tourism Association Awards and Symposium, 2 November 2018, Roma, Qld

Geoparks WA – Cultural Connections with Geotourism & Geoparks, 14th November, Perth, WA

  • This event showcases the connections people and communities have with the landscape. International, regional and local speakers will present their connections and views. A workshop will help to establish a way forward for Geoparks in Western Australia. Further details.

Geotourism Events, 2017

GLOBAL ECO 2017, Adelaide, 29 November 2017

SEGRA 2017, Port Augusta, 26 October 2017

Geotourism Events, 2016

GLOBAL ECO 2016, Hobart, 23 November 2016

SEGRA 2016, Albany WA, 25-27 October 2016

7th Global Geoparks Network Conference, UK, 27- 30 September 2016

Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Adelaide, 27 June 2016

Geotourism Events, 2015

Global Eco 2015 Geotourism Workshop, Rottnest Island, WA, 19 November 2015

SEGRA 2015 Geotourism Workshop, Bathurst NSW, 22 October. 2015

Challenges Facing Geotourism Development in Australia

Early work on geotourism in Australia (compilation by A/Professor Bernie Joyce)

FINAL Robinson & Percival Symposium foreword

Geotourism development in Australia: the need for prototypes (Jaap Spee)

Proposed Criteria for Identifying & Assessing Geoparks

Pre-Aspiring Warrumbungles UNESCO Global Geopark Flyer

Economic Value of Tourism to Australia – Reference Materials

Geotourism and Cultural Heritage: Kerran Olson and Professor Ross Dowling OAM, 2018

The increasing need for Geographical Information Technology (GIT) tools in Geoconservation and Geotourism, 2020, Williams and McHenry

Potential Geotourists An Australian Case Study

The History of Geopark Development in Australia, A New Way Forward, Angus M Robinson, Geoconservation Research, Issue 1, 2022

NZ Briefing, National Geotourism Strategy Update, 7th October 2022

Explaining GeoRegions – Kanawinka Revisited, October 2022, Tzigane Scholz-Talbot

Launch of National Geotourism Strategy: new opportunities for Australia’s tourism and regional development,

Busan Geopark Conference, July 2022, Dr Young Ng

Marketing Geotourism to Potential Australian Geotourists: Angus M Robinson, 2018

Modern Day Explorers – Reflection of Chillagoe, Qld in the 1970s

Geotourism in the Greater China Region and SE Asia

CH 13 – Taiwan Volcanic Tourism 

A Taiwan Travelogue, SMH, 21 September 2019

Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park, Taiwan

Turtle Island, Taiwan

Geoparks and China

Promoting Australia-China Relationships Through Geoparks

The Principles of Geotourism – Chen, Lu and Ng

Geoparks: A Global Approach to Promote Sustainable Tourism for Local Communities – Dr Young Ng

Memorandum of Cooperation on Geotourism between The Geological Society of China and The Geological Society of Australia Inc., 27th June 2016

Memorandum of Understanding between the AGC and the Indonesian Geoparks Network, 25 May 2023

5th Asia Pacific Global Geopark Network Symposium, Guizhou Province, China, September 2017 – Angus M Robinson

Taiwan International Geoparks Symposium, Taipei, September 2017 – Angus M Robinson

Australia-China Country Briefing, Guizhou Province, September 2017 – Angus M Robinson

Outbound Chinese Tourism and Consumption Trends, 2017

Geotourism Collaboration Potential, Guizhou Province, China

Australia-China GeoTourism Gateway

Chinese Perceptions of Seven Long-Haul Holiday Destinations: Focusing on Activities, Knowledge, and Interests, 2011

Zhijingdong Cave Global Geopark/Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve Collaboration

GEOFEST 2024 Video


Geotourism of Timor-Leste

Geotourism in South Africa

Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail Development

And another website including reference to the guide book

Supporting tourism brochure

Geotourism in New Zealand

Visit NZ’s Geology and Landforms – website GEOTRIPS

GeoExPro, Vol 18, No1, 2021: Taste the Geoheritage of Auckland, New Zealand, Bruce W Hayward

Waitaki Whitestone Aspiring  UNESCO Global Geopark

Geotourism in the UK and Europe

The Concept of Geovillages, Martley, Worcestershire, UK

Faroe Islands

The Atlantic Road (Geotrail), Norway

The Canary Islands

Black Country UNESCO Geopark, U

Geotourism in North America

OHNIA: KARA, Aspiring Global Geopark, Niagara: Carol Phillips

Geological Tours of North America’s Wonders, Dr Gary L Prost

Canadian Geopark Network