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Geotrails

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by Professor Ross Dowling, Geotourism Workshop, Global Eco 2015

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Geotrails

  1. 1. 1 Geotrails Professor Ross Dowling OAM Edith Cowan University Geotourism Workshop - Global Eco Conference Rottnest Island - Thursday 19 November 2015
  2. 2. 2 Contents of Presentation 1.Geotrails 2.The Trail of Time 3.Geotrails in Australia
  3. 3. 3 1. Geotourism  Geotourism is the tourism of geology and landforms  Its focus is on the Abiotic environment, ie: geology  It uses this focus to inform the Biotic environment (plants & animals) as well the Cultural environment (people past & present)  It can occur in either natural or built environments Sahraf Al Alamayan Mountain Pass, Oman
  4. 4. 4 Drive Trail, Oman
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  7. 7. 7 Geohotel - MalaysiaPortugal – Beachside Geotrail
  8. 8. 8 Porto
  9. 9. 9 Sign and Brochure
  10. 10. 10 Eyjafjallajökull
  11. 11. 11 Iceland - urban geotrail Selfoss
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  13. 13. 13 Earth Heritage
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  17. 17. 17 South Korea –Ollie Trail, Jeju Island
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  21. 21. 21 2. The Trail of Time Grand Canyon, USA The Trail of Time is the world’s largest Geoscience exhibition at the world’s grandest geologic landscape It is a 4.56km long trail marked at every meter with 1 m = 1 million years of earth’s 4.560 m year long geologic history It is also supported by an electronic ‘Virtual Trail of Time’
  22. 22. 22 The Opening of the Trail of Time Thursday 13 October 2010
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  38. 38. 38 3. Geotrails The Australian Geologist Sept 2014
  39. 39. 39 Pilbara, WA Discovery Drive Trail
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  45. 45. 45 The Living Earth West Coast Geotrail, Tasmania
  46. 46. 46 Dig the Tropics Geotrail From the Outback to the Reef www.digthetropic.com.au Stone House Museum, Age of Dinosaurs Museum, Lark Quarry, Sapphire Gemfields, Capricorn Caves
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  49. 49. 49 Perth – Proposed Hills Walk Trail
  50. 50. 50 Jordan – Wadi Rum
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  53. 53. 53 Perth – Urban Walk Trails
  54. 54. 54 Finally • Geotrails can occur in both natural or built environments • They are both an attraction and an activity, and they can foster accommodation development as well • Geotrails add value to existing tourism regions or can be the initiator of tourism development
  55. 55. 55 Geotrails Professor Ross Dowling OAM Edith Cowan University Geotourism Workshop - Global Eco Conference Rottnest Island - Thursday 19 November 2015

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