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2nd July 2020

Not only are we committed to providing you with an outstanding holiday experience, but to protecting our environment too.

We've curated some incredible holiday options below, here in Australia and around the world, that invest in sustainable practices that ensure their existence does not do damage, but rather supports our cultures, environment and world.

Our team are ready and waiting to design your next holiday. We can't wait to help you start exploring again.

 

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Elysian Retreat

Elysian Retreat
Elysian Retreat, Long Island

Elysian Retreat, Whitsundays, QLD

Elysian Retreat, Long Island is the first 100% solar powered resort on the Great Barrier Reef. Only luxury oceanfront private villas line the sandy beaches, and close by an abundant organic vegetable garden will inspire your nourishing meals. Wake up to a complimentary yoga session on your villa deck, clear your mind in the meditation garden and soothe your body with a float in the magnesium resort pool. You'll never have a better sleep. The spa is inspired by Ayurveda and the treatments use luxurious and organic products from Edible Beauty Australia.

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Rawnsley Park Station

Rawnsley Park Station
Rawnsley Park Station

Rawnsley Park Station Eco Villas, SA

The rugged, weathered peaks and rocky gorges of the Flinders Ranges are a memorable encounter that every Aussie should experience. Rawnsley Park Station is the perfect place to base yourself while you take the time to explore the beautiful landscape. Overlooking the southern side of Wilpena Pound and tucked away for ultimate seclusion, is the luxury Eco-Villa accommodation. Each self-contained villa is designed to complement the natural environment and are proudly energy-neutral. Features such as a retractable ceiling for star-gazing and wide, private verandahs are just some eco-incentives added to these sustainable properties.

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Green Island Resort

Green Island Resort
Green Island Resort

Green Island Resort, QLD

Green Island is a unique holiday experience located on the Great Barrier Reef. With only 46 suites on the island, the tropical rainforest of which covers most of the land, remains mostly undisturbed - and truly beautiful. Spend your days relaxing by the beach with a cocktail, or venture into the water to snorkel with marine life, canoe or windsurf. Take a break from the sun, sand and sea and explore the rainforest, home to an array of birds, on a self-guided walk. The property's employees are all passionate custodians and share a commitment to sustainability. As such, the resort was built with minimal disturbance to the rainforest eco-system, implementing measures like raised timber boardwalks to preserve the forest-floor and low-lying buildings with steep roofs to channel rainfall to the ground.

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The Frames

The Frames
The Frames

The Frames, SA

Overlooking the steep banks of the Murray River and surrounded by river gums lies The Frames, a luxury 6-star retreat in Paringa. Choose from one of three private and eco-friendly retreats, all featuring the scenic backdrop of the Australian outback. Get adventurous and explore the wider region's famed vineyards, orchards and wildlife on a walking trail; or canoe down the Murray River itself. Then, lose yourself amidst your peaceful surroundings in your heated outdoor pool or infra-red sauna. Eco friendly measures are practiced throughout the property. From solar heated pools, the use of rainwater tanks, minimal waste and packaging and electric bicycles.

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Freycinet Lodge

Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet Lodge

Coastal Pavillions at Freycinet Lodge, TAS

With its pink granite mountains, gorgeous beaches and breathtaking coastline, Freycinet National Park is a natural wonder. And what better way to immerse yourself in this remarkable landscape than with a stay at Freycinet Lodge, located right in the heart of the National Park on the shores of Great Oyster Bay. Here, you can explore a bushwalking track to discover the area’s forests, beaches, bays and mountains. To preserve this unique location, the lodge has incorporated innovative and energy efficient measures and inforcing a "leave no trace" philosphy upon all of their guests.

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Spicers Sangoma Blue Mountains

Spicers Sangoma Blue Mountains
Spicers Sangoma Blue Mountains

Spicers Sangoma Blue Mountains, NSW

Discover complete rejuvenation and true reconnection amidst the serene location of the Blue Mountains. Spicers Sangoma Retreat is an all-inclusive intimate escape offering a truly luxuriously experience. Each of their Suites is uniquely designed and blends seamlessly into the surrounding environment. This eco-certified retreat practice many sustainable measures to preserve the surrounding environment. From reducing waste and food scraps by producing enriching compost, solar power and rainwater tanks.

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Gibbston Valley Lodge

Gibbston Valley Lodge
Gibbston Valley Lodge

Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa, Queenstown, NZ

Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa offer the ultimate in relaxed luxury, fine wine and 5-star personal service in the Central Otago wine region. The 23 modern designed villas are primly located in an organic and historic Pinot Noir vineyard where you can easily relax and lose yourself among the vines. Explore the wider region with decadent wine and/or cycling tours, private picnics or a cruise on Lake Wakatipu. The lodge's sustainability practices cover everything from in-room recycling bins to refillable glass milk bottles and breakfast spreads served in ramekins and refillable jars.

 

Bahwah Reserve

Bahwah Reserve
Bahwah Reserve

Bahwah Reserve, Bawah Island Indonesia

Bawah Reserve is a sustainable luxury resort in Indonesia’s Anambas Archipelago. This tropical resort is likened to a remote oasis, hosting only 75 guests on the island at one time to not only preserve the environment, but to maximise privacy. The island location naturally lends itself to such activities as snorkelling and diving through the colourful underwater worlds, stand up paddle boarding or kayaking in the lagoons or sailing around the islands. Excursions and resort activities also include hiking, cookery classes and star gazing. Every component of Bawah Reserve is hand-made with environmentally-friendly materials, down to their own ocean-friendly sunscreen and eco-friendly laundry detergent. All waste is recycled, all paper is mulched, and food waste is composted.

 

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