ABOUT GREEN GETAWAYS
Our commitment to sustainability is who we are, what we do, and how we do it. And we support accommodation providers that think the same way and who genuinely aim to lessen their social and environmental impact.
But let’s face it, no-one wants to be lectured about responsible tourism when planning a holiday.
So by browsing through the Green Getaways website, you can now just get on with it and enjoy choosing from our curated selection of eco resorts, luxury eco cottages and green hotels. The best of ecotourism in Australia at your fingertips.
Information and Criteria for Property Listing on Green Getaways
Every enquiry and booking through GREEN GETAWAYS shows your support for ecotourism in Australia and the environmental initiatives that the accommodation has undertaken.
Our aim is not to make profits, but to promote and encourage ecotourism and sustainable environmental practices in Australian accommodation. Now that’s different!
We’ve done all the hard yards for you, so you can rest easy that any accommodation you select on Green Getaways is making a genuine effort to minimise its environmental impact.
We search out those unique places where we know you would love to stay: all with high standards, passionate owners and of course, respect for the environment and ecotourism as the key criteria.
Green Getaways operates observing four core principles.
The principles are based on the pillars of sustainability and are designed to ensure that our business acts in an ethical and responsible manner.
Properties on GREEN GETAWAYS AUSTRALIA are all taking steps to make their accommodation more sustainable, whether water or energy conservation, recycling, or reducing the consumption of natural resources through bulk amenities and eco friendly cleaning.
This means less waste of the world’s precious resources for you and future generations, as well as cost savings which can be passed on to you.
Many of the properties listed are situated in vulnerable areas. We support their efforts to undertake environmental management plans and minimize their impact, while contributing as positively as they can to rehabilitation and landcare programs.
We support responsible travel by promoting accommodation which provides facilities which enable you, as a responsible traveller, to minimize your own energy use, conserve water, recycle,and reduce waste.
We believe that all of us have an ethical responsibility to treat all guests and staff, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation with dignity, with fair wages and respect for worker’s rights. We also prefer to list properties on our site which have full council or government approval for any development, have full insurance and pay appropriate taxes to the Australian Government.
We do our very best to encourage the businesses that we deal with to be as open as possible about their environmental claims. We could all do better, but there is nothing worse than a business overstating their credentials. We don’t accept listings from properties unless they meet our basic criteria and are able to publicly display their environmental initiatives, enabling you to judge for yourself. And if you want to know more, each property has an individualised list of their initiatives publicly displayed on their listing page. Just check the green box!
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT GREEN GETAWAYS ON OUR FULL SITE.