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Environmental and Cultural
Implications of Visitor Access in the
Kimberley Region, Australia
Pascal Scherrer a , Amanda J. Smith b , Martin Randall b & Ross Dowling c
a Centre for Tourism, Leisure and Work, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Southern Cross University, Lismore,
Australia and Centre for Ecosystem Management, School of
Natural Sciences , Edith Cowan University , Joondalup, Australia b Social Research Unit, Parks and Visitor Services, Department of Environment and Conservation , Kensington, Australia
c School of Marketing, Tourism and Leisure, Edith Cowan
University , Joondalup, Australia
Published online: 30 Aug 2011.
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Environmental and Cultural Implications of
Visitor Access in the Kimberley Region,
PASCAL SCHERRER, AMANDA J. SMITH, MARTIN RANDALL
& ROSS DOWLING, Centre for Tourism, Leisure and Work, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia and Centre for Ecosystem Management, School of Natural Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia; Social Research Unit, Parks and Visitor Services, Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, Australia; Social Research Unit, Parks and Visitor Services, Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, Australia; School of Marketing, Tourism and Leisure, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia ABSTRACT The Kimberley coast in Australia’s far north-west is the traditional country and home of a number of Indigenous groups and hosts some of the country’s richest cultural heritage, most spectacular rock art, scenery and wildlife, making it an attractive tourism destination. A growing expedition cruise industry provides the main means of visitor access to remote coastal sites and offers excursions to shore-based attractions in what are mostly Aboriginal Reserve lands. In light of concerns about environmental and cultural site...
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