Here Are The Best Sustainable Travel Stays in Australia!

Nov 24, 2022by Olivia Harper - F&F

Planning a getaway that blends a love for sustainability and time to unwind in nature? Find your next rejuvenating travel experience from this beautiful collection of Australia’s best environmentally-conscious accommodations!

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Hideaway Domes | Mudgee 

Set amongst a stunning backdrop of Australian bushland, Hideaway Domes is located on ‘Belbourie’, a beautifully undulating 1000-acre property, only 15 minutes drive from Mudgee.

Spacious, geometric, and awe-inspiring in its appearance, the dome allows you to immerse yourself in eco-friendly serenity, without the discomfort and hassle of camping. Enjoy the outdoor fire pit under a sea of stars, and the presence of soaring wedge tailed eagles, kangaroos, echidnas, and an abundance of other birds and wildlife!

These eco-domes are fully off-grid — run-on solar power, and solar power alone. In keeping with eco sustainability, each dome is also supplied with its own rainwater tank for showering and kitchen use!

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Sal Salis | Ningaloo Reef 

Sal Salis features sixteen eco-luxe safari-style tents in this immaculate part of Australia, and is one of the country’s best kept natural secrets. Designed to be seamless with the surrounding dunes, Sal Salis’ safari tents are on raised platforms, providing spectacular views of the ocean and land.

Right off the shores of camp, guests have access to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef where there are more than 500 species of colourful fish, 250 coral species, as well as rays and turtles! Ningaloo is also known as the #1 place in the world to swim with the world’s largest fish & gentle giants — whale sharks.

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Cob Barn | Mt Arthur

The Cob Barn is a cottage nestled on the edge of 40 acres of temperate rainforest beside a small lake, located on the northern slopes of Mt Arthur, high above the village of Lilydale in North East Tasmania.

We love that this earth-building is hand sculpted and made from timber, cob, a mixture of clay, sand and straw, with interior lime rendered walls. Once an old timber barn, it has been beautifully renovated to offer eccentric eco accommodation!

On this trip you will see abundant bird species, wallabies, possums, wombats, bandicoots, snakes, lizards, quolls, frogs, and echidnas. Even platypus visit the dams on occasion. How special!

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Daintree Eco Lodge | Daintree Rainforest

Exploring the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest is truly an experience that you will never forget. Wake up to birds singing in the canopy above, take in the majesty of the ancient tropics, and savour the private waterfalls on a restorative walk through the enchanting rainforest.

Deep in the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, the Daintree Ecolodge offers 15 eco-bayans, which will revitalise you head to toe, without affecting this fragile ecosystem. We love the resort design features, which optimise the sun and other natural elements, to cool, heat, light, and ventilate facilities without the use of energy.

The eco-lodge also holds a biocycle waste treatment facility, on-site water supply and rainwater catchment, sustainable landscaping, waste recycling, local seasonal ingredients and company participation in conservation projects!

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The Frames | Murray River

Built on the heights of cliff-tops, the architecturally impressive beauty of The Frames overlook the Murray River and the neighbouring wetlands. If you’re searching for a romantic eco-getaway at a luxury retreat, The Frames is the perfect place. Located in Paringa, near Renmark in South Australia’s Riverland, it’s a 3 hour drive from Adelaide or a 90 minute drive from Mildura.

The Frames feature three unique retreats to choose from, each with their own unique sense of style and theme; contemporary, moody or nature — all with extraordinary, original artwork throughout. The retreat also offers a range of experiences to elevate your trip, including sunset cruises, guided tours through wetlands and creeks, and tasting of award winning Riverland wines!

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Tiny House Big View | Boneo

Tiny House Big View is a beautiful little retreat and private farm staycation, perfect for anyone looking for a country escape to slumber, play, and relax in the quiet suburbs South of Melbourne, Victoria.

At Tiny House Big View, you will experience jaw-dropping views over the Bass Strait where you can enjoy the peaceful farm surroundings and animals. The tiny home is close to national parks, azure ocean views, vineyards, restaurants, and exciting activities for you to explore!

The bathroom follows ecologically sustainable principles, including a waterless eco-friendly compost toilet, hand basin, and shower (gas heated for hot showers). It focuses on satisfying people's needs with natural resources and processes to save water through using eco-friendly toilets to save the environment!

Where on this green getaways list are you most interested in visiting first? Feel free to let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear if you have any Australian eco-stay favourites of your own, too. Cheers to sustainable travel!

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