Geotourism

Western Australia has landscapes and rocks both ancient and new, well suited to a variety of tourism experiences. The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) develops geotourism products that help travellers experience the magnificent geological heritage of the State.

Geotourism is tourism focused on geology and landscape for the purpose of providing visitor engagement, learning, and enjoyment. The geotourism products shown offer an insight into popular geological topics and localities for Western Australia. Anyone from fossickers, prospectors and students to tourists and travellers — with or without an interest in geology — can learn more about the landscape and natural environment they are visiting or travelling through.

How can GSWA help?

  • GSWA is the custodian of a wealth of geological knowledge that can be used to offer another dimension to tourism products, such as brochures, booklets, mobile apps, or on-site signage. We can provide the most up-to-date geological information for an area or verify your content.
  • We collaborate with and support other government agencies in their work on geotourism, and can contribute to publication development of specific products (e.g. maps, pamphlets, flyers).
  • We maintain a register of geoheritage sites and reserves in Western Australia that must be considered in the development of geotourism attractions. This can be viewed in GeoVIEW.WA (select Special Category Lands > Geoheritage Sites) or downloaded from the Data and Software Centre.

Please contact us on geotourism@dmirs.wa.gov.au if you would like more information on how to work with us on geotourism projects.

Contact

For further information contact:
geotourism@dmirs.wa.gov.au