Rainbow Warrior Tour of the Bight

Follow the Rainbow Warriors tour of the Great Australian Bight

This summer the iconic Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior, is here to showcase the magic and beauty of the Great Australian Bight, off the southern coast of Australia.

We’re making sure everyone in Australia and around the world knows just what’s at risk from dangerous oil drilling.

We’re working with Traditional Owners, scientists, surfers, tourism operators, coastal communities, fisherpeople, schools and more to get the word out about the incredible Bight. Our ultimate goal is to make sure our Government permanently protects the Bight from oil drilling – for good.

Find out where the Rainbow Warrior is, what it’s doing and how it’s tackling the threats the Bight faces:

 

We’re calling on Australia’s Government to permanently protect the Great Australian Bight from oil drilling.

 

 

About the Bight

 

The Great Australian Bight is a pristine wilderness, home to a critical whale sanctuary, tight-knit coastal communities and fishing towns, hundreds of kilometres of towering cliffs and more unique species than the famous Great Barrier Reef.

But the beautiful Bight is at risk. Big oil companies, like Norwegian oil giant Equinor (formerly Statoil), are circling. They have decided that the Bight’s wild and pristine waters are the perfect place for risky deepwater drilling. If approvals are granted, the threats of an oil spill, deafening seismic blasting and climate destruction are all too real.

Watch to find out more about this magical place, and the people protecting it: