Are you looking for an environmentally friendly trip this year? with more hotels focusing on eco-friendly and sustainable practices there are plenty of options to choose from.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, nestled between the Wollemi and Stone National Parks in the Greater Blue Mountains, works with their guests and the national park to conserve the environment around the lodge. After recent bush fires the environmental efforts now include working to restore habitats and ecosystems lost in the fires. Guests can also enjoy a range of eco-friendly activities such as bike and horse riding, along with joining conservation tours to learn about native Australian plant life and some of the 25 native trees and plants growing on the property.
Byron at Byron
Set on 18 hectares of gardens, Byron at Byron a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel has a strong focus on the environment and looking after the rainforest the resort backs onto. Wander through the resort on an extensive timber boardwalk, feeling like you are wandering through the rainforest itself. Some of the eco-initiatives in place at the resort include banning all single-use plastic, installing in-room IPads to eliminate excess paper, and a delicious paddock-to-plate menu where 80% of all ingredients are sourced within a three-hour drive of the resort.
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The Daintree Eco-lodge
The Daintree Eco-lodge situated in the Daintree Rainforest is part of the Northern Escape Collection of Lodges which also includes Orpheus Island and Mount Mulligan Lodges. The group is committed to sustainability as part of its philosophy, particularly at the Daintree Eco-lodge which is fully carbon neutral. Other sustainability measures include recycling all materials where possible and constantly finding new ways to improve on this. The Daintree Eco-lodge also donates $50 per guest to the Morris Family Foundation Reef Keepers Fund that works to preserve the Great Barrier Reef.
Tasmania’s Saffire Freycinet was built using a framework of environmental sustainability with some of their core principles being “protection of healthy sites” and the “healing of damaged sites”. This care extends to both the environment and the endangered Tasmanian Devil. During the building process, Saffire worked on revegetating the site with 30,000 native plants to help the land return to its natural state after years of erosion. Ongoing environmentally sustainable practices include limiting further impacts on the landscape, and ecofriendly architectural designed insulation, double glazing, and natural air flow systems.
Bamurra Plains Lodge
Bamurra Plains is an eco-friendly Lodge located in Kakadu National Park, the lodge gives its guests exclusive access to the wild landscape of Kakadu from floodplains, forests and wetlands. Other than marvelling at the natural beauty, guests also have the opportunity to learn more about the surrounding environment through safaris and other nature activities, all while staying in luxurious free-standing bungalows that have minimal impact on the environment. Plus for every guest that stays a donation is made to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.
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Rawnsley Park Station
Located in the historic Wilpena Pound, Rawnsley Park Station is committed to environmental sustainability as well as social and cultural responsibilities. The Station has adopted many measures to reduce their impact on the surrounding environment including the replanting of native plants, using sustainable building materials and intuitive water management. Along with this the lodge and tours are all Eco credited.
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