Carbon Offset - Green Initiative

Fun Tassie Tours recognises and acknowledges that we generate a significant carbon footprint from operating our guided tour packages. Our emissions come from multiple sources including the burning of diesel fuel for our vehicles, air travel emissions, food miles and other waste generated as a result of our business operations etc. We feel it is our responsibility to invest in a program designed to reduce, mitigate & offset these emissions. This is driven by a desire to transition our business into a cleaner, greener & more environmentally sustainable venture. We also aspire to contribute to the greater good, which in this case is the conservation and preservation of our planets natural environment. 

Forest canopy from below

In Tasmania it is obvious that from a tourism perspective our most attractive & unique features are those provided by mother nature - beautiful waterfalls, ancient tree & plant species, animals found only in Tasmania and many other stunning natural features. It makes sense that unless we maintain a focus on conserving these natural features in every way, they may not be there for the tourists of tomorrow. Tourism aside, we also have a strong desire to conserve the landscape of Tasmania for future generations, so they can experience & appreciate the beauty and abundance of our natural world. 

Fun Tassie Tours' Commitment 

In the Winter of 2022 we launched an initiative to partially offset the carbon footprint of our touring operations - or at least take initial & strong steps in that direction. Starting with a focus on our local area (The Derwent Valley) we have committed to a tree planting effort for the upcoming seasons.

"Our commitment is to plant 1 tree for every guest we host in Tasmania".

 Planting of a tree sapling

The above stated will be our minimum investment with regards to our tree planting initiative and we hope this will equate to many thousands of trees being planted in our local area over the coming years. In addition to offsetting our total carbon emissions these planting efforts will assist in; regenerating cleared or unused land, restoring habitat for native wildlife & insects, reducing soil & land erosion, improving air & water quality and generally increasing the biodiversity of our local area. We are excited to have taken initial steps along this pathway and are grateful for the opportunity we have to contribute in an environmentally positive manner. 


Currently we are in the process of sourcing suitable lands for our opening round of tree plantings. I look forward to putting the details on our website in the near future. 

Number of trees we are already committed to planting - 510


Last updated 19th June 2023.