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.

Sydney


Blue Mountains


Capital Country


Central Coast & Hawkesbury


Central West


Holiday Coast


Hunter Valley & Coast


New England


Outback


Riverina


Snowy Mountains


South Coast


Southern Highlands


Tropical North Coast


Green travel tip