Eco-friendly activities

Checking a walking track sign at Hannels Spur, Kosciuszko National Park, Australian Geographic

In an increasingly frantic world plagued with social and environmental problems, Australia’s burgeoning ecotourism movement takes us back to experiences that renew, replenish and revitalise: intimate encounters with wildlife, tranquil moments in the bush, connections with our nation’s rich Aboriginal heritage.

Offering a break from the everyday and memories to cherish, eco-friendly activities aim to leave the lightest possible touch on Australia’s beautiful, fragile landscape. From rafting wild whitewater rapids or hiking through prehistoric rainforest, to joining an Indigenous tour or spotting a platypus in the wild, there are countless opportunities to enjoy this country’s natural environment without causing it harm.


Blue Mountains

Capital Country

Central Coast & Hawkesbury

Central West

Holiday Coast

Hunter Valley & Coast

New England



Snowy Mountains

South Coast

Southern Highlands

Tropical North Coast

Green travel tip