Pictured: (Left to Right) The Falzon Family & Company Directors Joe, Dan, Ben, Tommy.
Established in 2000, Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre (“Earth Sanctuary”) has become a Northern Territory leader in the field of sustainability, eco-tourism and education. The centre sets the benchmark for sustainability in the Australian outback with triple bottom line credentials, including Eco Tourism Australia’s Advanced Eco Certification and Eco Tourism Australia’s Highly Commended Award for 2014 and winner of the Northern Territory Brolga Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism in 2012 and 2014.
Situated 15 minutes south of Alice Springs, on 100 acres of desert wilderness overlooking the spectacular East MacDonnell Ranges, Earth Sanctuary is a proudly independent, family operated business offering award winning day and evening tours to visitors to the central Australian outback. Its vision is to be Australia’s leading provider of 100% carbon neutral education, tours and events.
When the Falzon family (brothers Ben, Dan and Tom and father Joe) established Earth Sanctuary 15 years ago, it was with an ambitious dream to create a living, breathing centre that would showcase sustainability in action and advance guests’ knowledge and understanding of living sustainably.
The family’s dream merged with their passion and knowledge for local ecology, culture and astronomy to create a unique tourism business where visitors can experience sustainable technologies from wind and solar energy, water catchment and harvesting, horticulture, waste management and fully-functioning eco-domes. Since its inception, Earth Sanctuary has introduced over 17,000 visitors to sustainable technologies, practices and concepts, with over 5,500 visitors recorded in the 2016 financial year (a 204% increase from 2015) including over 1000 intra-Territory and interstate students (a 180% increase from 2015).