GREEN GETAWAYS IN THE MEDIA
Media articles: Green Getaways Australia
Sustainable accommodation properties listed on Green Getaways feature in a number of media, including blogs, magazines and newspaper articles.
Here are a few items from the media which have caught our eye.
If you love the great outdoors but don’t love to rough it, glamping is for you.
Glamping is camping with luxurious accommodation and facilities.
It’s about getting back to nature without getting back to basics; taking a break from the daily grind and feeling the earth under your feet without roughing it in a sleeping bag on the floor of a tent.
Glamping accommodation could be be a tipi, a geodesic dome, tree house, a resort tent or an Airstream caravan.
Comfort levels and prices can range widely, so shop around and choose carefully.
Here are some of our favourite examples of glamping holidays that offer a unique getaway to recharge the batteries.
Love is in The Airstream is an iconic 1966 Airstream, which has had a complete retro 1960’s fit-out and comes with designer furniture, queen size bed and separate ensuite.
To add to the glamping experience your stay includes an outside fire, a big deck and landscaped gardens.
It’s in the beautiful South West region of Victoria, near the Greater Otway National Park – a perfect base for touring the Otway Ranges, The Great Ocean Road or a romantic short break getaway.
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Green Travel Resources June 19, 2017
by Sarah Schlicter
Carbon offset companies, ecotour operators, green hotels, hybrid rental car agencies … with so many eco-friendly resources on the Net, where’s a would-be green traveler to start? We’ve cut the confusion by gathering our favorite green travel resources in one convenient spot — so whether you’re interested in renting a hybrid car or offsetting the pollution from your last flight, you can find the info you need right here….
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Element Hotels: LEED-certified hotels in the U.S. and Canada
Green Getaways Australia: Eco-friendly lodging in Australia
GreenHotels.gr: Green hotels in Greece
Green Hotels Association: Eco-friendly hotels in the U.S. and worldwide
Green Vacation Hub: Green hotels and vacation rentals around the world
IndependentTraveler.com: 10 favorite ecolodges and green hotels
ResponsibleTravel.com: Green lodging worldwide
Read full article at : https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/06/19/green-travel-resources/
Editor’s Note:is published by The Independent Traveler, Inc., a member of the TripAdvisor Media Network, which also owns .
by Nina Hill,
If you’re into the great outdoors, love and respect the environment but don’t want to leave anything but footprints behind then Green Getaways is your one stop site for Australia’s best online directory of unique accommodation, green travel, luxury eco lodges and eco tourism resorts.
With the magnitude of eco holiday ideas and accommodation available on this website it is hard to not be inspired to make your next trip an eco Australian getaway.
Above: ‘Glamping’ accommodation at Nightfall Wilderness Park.
With everything from treehouses, tipis, tents, luxury cottages, romantic escapes, backpacker hostels, eco resorts and active getaways. Find all you need to know about the location from property description, rates, features, activities and environmental initiatives.
With all of the options available on the site the standouts were the Eco Tents, Tree houses and luxury eco camping in Australia and the remarkable locations that Green Getaways have listed.
If you love the great outdoors but don’t want to get too down and dirty with nature than what is often referred to as ‘glamping’ (which is really luxury camping with tents) may be for you. Green Getaways have a great selection of these getaways within Australia, a must do for every keen traveller.
You can choose from camping under the stars in some of Australia’s most superb settings. From the middle of the desert, to the ocean or the rainforest or even the middle of Sydney, once you take the time to check out the selection on the Green Getaway website you will spoiled for choice.
Some of the standouts featured on the site include The Nightfall Wilderness Camp located in the Gold Coast Hinterland with availability for only 6 guests at any given time. This boutique luxury getaway has luxury hand made eco tents with king size beds and flushing toilets!
Another favourite on the Green Getaways luxury eco camping, eco tents and tree houses list is the Bamarru Plains an Australian outback safari experience just west of Kakadu National Park.
Bamarru Plains is luxury accommodation made up of 9 bungalows with no TV, telephones or stereos the focus is solely on the surrounding environment. With the floodplains just a short distance from your bed, wake up to the sounds of buffalo splashing through at dawn and the blue-winged kookaburras taking flight and singing the day in.
For a complete list of “glamping” options plus all other eco accommodation possibilities head to the Green Getaways website.
Read full article here: http://www.ecocitizenaustralia.com.au/green-getaways/
Make your next getaway a stay in an eco home and pick up valuable ideas for your own green renovation or build.
One of the great things about Sustainable House Day is that you get to see inside an ESD (environmentally sustainable design) home and quiz the owners about what they did, why, and how it’s working out for them. This is particularly useful if you’re considering an eco-renovation or new build, or have a particular interest in a material or technology applied in that home.
But perhaps you’d like to go past the quick look-see, and get a better idea of the experience of living in the house? See what the natural light is like throughout the day, and how the house performs during summer, or winter? If you could experience all these things, how might they translate into your own project?
Expert guidance from ESD architects, designers and consultants can help, but there is another possibility.
How about staying in an eco home? A weekend in a well-designed ESD home is welcome respite from the ubiquitous leaky holiday rental, and an inexpensive – and pleasant – way to research your project.
Green Getaways Australia
Australia’s first eco-accommodation website directory aiming to recognise operators who take environmental sustainability seriously. Listing on the site is by selection only. Properties include: the Yondah Beach House on the Yorke Peninsula (SA), which is fully self-sufficient and registered as a butterfly site; the Trig (Tasmania), a recycled shipping container; Permanent Camping in Mudgee (NSW), a self-sufficient recycled timber mini tower; and the rammed-earth Wompoo Eco Retreat in the Daintree (QLD), air-con free and designed to catch breezes.
The Trig is one of the varied sustainable offerings on the Green Getaways Australia website. On the slopes of Mt Arthur, just outside Launceston in northern Tasmania, the one-bedroom house is built around a recycled shipping container and features local materials and locally-crafted fittings and furnishings. Solar and micro-hydro systems help provide guests’ electricity needs. Image: Scott Gelston
Read full article at http://www.sanctuarymagazine.org.au/outdoors/sustainable-stays/
GLAMPING: The rise of eco-tourism
Glamping (glamorous camping) is a growing global trend that combines camping with the luxury and amenities of a home or hotel such as electricity, running water, even a bed with 300 thread-count sheets! One of the best things about most glamping options across Australia is that they are also eco-friendly and part of the growing eco-tourism community. There are more than 1000 certified eco-tourism businesses within Australia which is fabulous to know!
During a typical glamping trip, your tent might have bright designer colours and appliances, be rigged with foxtel, climate control or your own luxurious bath. This is a far cry from the camping we grew up with, but sure is a nice spin and definitely our preference to staying in a large hotel chain, as we know that sustainability is at top of mind for these operators.
Glamping is ideal for those who love being close to nature, but appreciate life’s little luxuries, not to mention wonderful food usually prepared daily by chefs using local produce.
Paperbark Camp located at Jervis Bay, on the NSW South Coast has had so many raving reviews that it definitely deserves a mention here and is on our bucket list for sometime very soon!
Architect designed with both the environment and guest in mind, Paperbark Camp luxury camping is ecotourism at its best, managing to provide a beautiful and comfortable base from which to explore the local area and to enjoy the tranquillity of this natural Australian bushland setting.
The objective of Paperbark Camp like many other eco-tourism camps and accommodation establishments is to provide a unique and genuine Australian bush experience that is both ecologically and financially sustainable. The sustainable nature of the development was something that evolved naturally out of a desire to maintain the natural peace and beauty of the pristine environment chosen for the camp. After a full Environmental Impact Study was conducted as part of the planning approval process, many stringent requirements had to be met to satisfy concerns of various authorities, an arduous but ultimately worthwhile process that took four years.
Measures taken to reduce the environmental impact include:
• Architect designed buildings in sympathy with the landscape.
• Tents have solar powered electric 12 volt lighting.
• Only natural ventilation is used, no air conditioning.
• No large trees have been removed.
• Shower heads are low flow.
• Toilets are dual flush.
• Hot water heated on demand only, by gas
• Light sensitive timer switches for public lighting.
• Low energy use compact fluorescent bulbs
• Revegetation of areas affected by the development.
• No fencing to maintain the wildlife corridor.
• Driven piles and shallow foundations only- all buildings are built off the ground
• Continuous removal of exotic species – inc. blackberry and asparagus fern
• Guest vehicles kept away from the camp,
• Use of electric powered buggy
• Strict adherence to the local Council recycling programs.
• Use of recycled paper products where possible.
• Rainwater used when possible
• To protect the fragile wetland ecosystem, wastewater is pumped 900 metres from the site and processed by Council treatment works. The pumping system is protected by no-flow and level alarms.
• Biodegradable cleaning agents are used.
• Canoes, kayaks and bicycles are provided free for guest use.
• No intentional feeding of wildlife
Looking for a glamping or eco-friendly holiday option which supports organic and sustainable holiday experiences? Try visiting Green Getaways Australia: www.greengetawaysaustralia.com.au
Read full article here: http://www.treehugga.com.au/_blog/For_Earthy_Souls/post/glamping-the-rise-of-eco-tourism/